Country Kids: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Country Kids Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of my favourite places. We lived not far from it, and it was my go-to escape when on maternity leave; somewhere to walk a sleeping (or reluctantly sleeping, or wide awake and grumpy) baby while getting a much needed dose fresh air with the added bonus of beautiful surroundings.

Having been blessed with gorgeous weather in Edinburgh this past week, after arriving for our annual visit last Sunday, we arranged to meet a friend in the Botanics for a quick catch up. All catch ups are quick when we do our whirlwind visits to the UK and Ireland!

Although we only managed to see a fraction of the gardens this time, what we did see was stunning. And, having come from Boston where spring had not yet sprung when we left, it was simply wonderful to see blossom :)

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The kids had a blast running around, spotting ducks, squirrels and a heron (which I sadly didn’t manage to get a photo of) and having the odd rest :)

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Of course, no outing is complete without finding excellent sticks (which I feel the need to point out were found on the ground, not taken from a plant as the grumpy man in the cafe thought!).

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After running around for an hour we discovered some steps. So much fun to be had, who knew!

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I really wish we had been able to spend longer there, and explore more of the gardens (especially the herbaceous border which is one of my favourite spots!). Next time…

It was however wonderful to revisit the gardens; somewhere that the 8yo remembered well, the 6yo recognised a little, but the wee girl had only ever visited in a stroller.

Seeing her run around the Botanics brought home to me just how long we’ve been away, and reminded me how important it is that we revisit our favourite places; creating new memories for us all, to sit alongside the old ones.

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I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!

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38 thoughts on “Country Kids: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh”

  1. What a beautiful place to visit – that blossom is so gorgeous and I love the photos of your three running up and down the steps having so much fun – looks like they found some great sticks too :-)

  2. Sounds like these gardens are full of memories for you and returning is a little like time stood still but your family continues to grow! Places like this must make you realise how important it is to share your upbringing with your children, to give them a sense of their past and how wonderful to have picked such a glorious week. That blossom really is beautiful and I’d say early this year with the spring weather. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  3. I really love gardens at this time of year, just when the blossom and spring flowers are out (and before the weeds takeover, in my garden at least). The Botanic Gardens look gorgeous, hopefully memories your children will remember for a long time.

  4. cuddles & muddles & muddy puddles

    That looks so beautiful. I love the blossom and flowers of spring especially. We didn’t make it to the botanic gardens when we went to Edinburgh a couple of years ago but now I wish we had! #countrykids

  5. It looks absolutely fabulous here Sara and I’m so pleased you got to enjoy some lovely weather. It makes such a difference when the sun is shining. I love that wee girl is in her tutu! POD decided she had to wear hers when I met a few bloggers at RHS Wisley on Saturday. It actually looks like they have the same one (and very good taste obviously!) x

    1. Oh, it really does make a difference! We had a lovely week in Edinburgh. I did notice that POD’s tutu looked rather like the wee girls :)

  6. I love it there too. And steps-of course they are the best playground ever, didn’t you know?! :-)
    Your wee girl is such a character, bless her. My favourite place there has to be the alpine borders-could spend all day there (not that the children would ever allow me that luxury!) x

  7. This is such a beautiful place, and it looks like the weather was lovely too! Wish I’d known about it when we visited Edinburgh last year.

  8. Megan - Truly Madly Kids

    My friend’s mum used to love this place – it was her real happy place and seeing your wonderful photos I can see why.

    I hope you are having a lovely holiday over here

  9. Aww, I’ve never taken the boys to the Botanics, I need to take them there soon (on a nice day). Thanks for reminding me about it, been ages since I’ve been. Lovely photos! :) x

  10. What beautiful pictures. Blossom always puts me in a hopeful frame of mind. Isn’t it amazing how much fun children can have with a humble stick?

  11. What a lovely beautiful place for children to have fun and run around in and you’re right, there has to be a stick involved! ;)
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  12. It looks lovely and you obviously had gone weather as you’re all without coats -must be nice after all that snow!!
    It’s also lovely to see how the children can be so happy being outdoors with just a stick each and lots of steps!
    Gorgeous photos xx

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