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Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland is the National Gardening and Outdoor Living Show

If you want to find the best plants, catch the latest gardening trends, find a designer to transform your own garden or ask the experts about anything from growing vegetables to keeping bees, then this is the one Show that you won’t want to miss!

Dates and Venue

Gardening Scotland takes place annually in May at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Please check for future dates.

Opening Times:

Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Advance ticket holders can access the Show from 9:45am


There is ample car parking available at Gardening Scotland. The Royal Highland Centre apply a £5 parking charge.


Friday tickets cost £15.00 in advance or £17.00 on the gate. Saturday or Sunday tickets cost £13.00 in advance or £15.00 on the gate.

Advance tickets carry a 50 pence booking fee per ticket charged by Eventbrite. Children under 16 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Concession rates are not available.

Please note that advance tickets for Friday can be used on any one day of the Show. Advance tickets for Saturday or Sunday can be used on either Saturday or Sunday. If you wish to use Saturday/Sunday tickets on Friday the extra £2.00 per ticket can be paid to upgrade at the gate


Lothian Buses provide a dedicated bus service from Edinburgh city centre to and from Gardening Scotland. A timetable is available here.

Further travel information is available here.

Disabled Visitors

There is a forward car park for disabled badge holders situated at the north gate entrance to Gardening Scotland: the approach will be fully AA signposted.

Wheelchair and Scooter Hire

Wheelchairs and scooters for disabled visitors will be provided by Shopmobility who will be situated next to the disabled car park. Wheelchairs and scooters can be booked with Shopmobility from the beginning of May by phoning 0131 557 4123.


There is a wide selection of indoor and outdoor catering available at Gardening Scotland – from teas, coffees and snacks, to sit down meals and afternoon teas in the Garden Café.


No dogs, other than Assistance, will be admitted to the Showground.


Please see for a map of the Showground.

Lunch & Afternoon Tea

Looking for that something a bit more special? Check out our Afternoon Tea and Lunch Packages starting at £40.00. They include entry to the Show, car parking and a catalogue as well as your lunch or afternoon tea. Please see for more information, or give us a call on 0131 333 0965.
All ages
Days and Times
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
EH28 8NB

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 333 0965
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This record was last modified on: 31 July 2019