Book now for April tour of Edinburgh’s royal place gardens
Historic Environment Scotland, the umbrella group that now incorporates Historic Scotland, will be running a behind-the-scenes tour of the glasshouses and gardens at Edinburgh's Holyrood Palace on 28 April. The insight event is an opportunity to talk to the gardeners that keep this 4ha royal park in bloom and visit the private greenhouses.
Though the first gardens on the site date back to the site's time as a monastery, much of the current landscape was laid out in the 19th Century under the patronage of Prince Albert. Highlights include a 17th century sundail and the Jubilee Border, orginally silver flowers planted in 1977 and now updated for the Queen's golden jubilee in 2002 with yellow roses, potentillas, coreopsis and verbascum.
Tickets cost £10 (£9 for Historic Scotland members) with a morning and afternoon tour. Book here