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Join us for a stroll through the gardens

12th June 2018

Edinburgh World Heritage

Discover Eden-burgh

This summer, we invite you to join our special guided tours of the enchanting gardens of the Old and New Towns. Our guides will lead you off the beaten track to discover some of the less well-known gardens of the World Heritage Site. You’ll also hear about some of the people and stories associated with these special places.

Each event will finish with a garden party drinks reception, a perfect way to end an Edinburgh summer’s evening.

Hidden Gardens of the Old Town

The dense streets and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town may seem an unlikely place to find gardens and greenery. Yet here you can find a wealth of private and community gardens set back from the main thoroughfare, each with its own unique history and design. Let us guide you through the secluded green treasures of the Old Town and share their stories and secrets with you.

This tour finishes with a drinks reception in Edinburgh World Heritage’s own hidden garden at Bakehouse Close.

  • Thursday 5 July 2018
  • Start time: 6pm
  • Meeting Point: Netherbow Wellhead, outside John Knox’s House, Royal Mile

Purchase your ticket here.

Glorious Georgian Gardens of the New Town

The world famous gardens of Edinburgh’s New Town boast an incredible variety of design and planting style, and add colour and harmony to our city’s urban landscape. Join us for this special chance to access these beautiful gardens and discover their history and features.

This tour will finish with a garden party drinks reception.

  • Thursday 13 September 2018
  • Start time: 6pm
  • Meeting Point: To be advised

Purchase your ticket here.

PLEASE NOTE: These tours will each last around one and a half hours and cover between two and three miles. Please come prepared for walking with adequate footwear and rain protection.