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- Seasonal times Nov 1–Jan 31: Tue–Sun 10am–3.30pm; closed Mon. Feb 1–28 and Oct 1–31: Tue–Sun 10am–4.30pm; closed Mon. Mar 1–Sep 30: Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm; closed Mon.
- Website www.rbge.org.uk/inverleith-house
Set in the lush greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith House is a gallery that takes inspiration from its surroundings, with spring, summer, autumn and winter-themed exhibitions according to the season. The spring programme features an exhibition drawn from the garden's archives of drawings, prints, photographs, manuscripts and herbarium/plant specimens, alongside solo exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Vincent Fecteau, Cerith Wyn Evans and the late Louise Bourgeois. Occasionally, it also presents exhibitions and events in the 73-acre landscaped grounds and in the glasshouses. Examples include exhibitions by Jim Lambie, Franz West and Lothar Baumgarten and performances of compositions written for plants by John Cage. It is one of the only botanical gardens in the world to have a programme of exhibitions that spans contemporary art and botanical science. The John Hope Gateway, a biodiversity and information centre, is a relatively new addition to the gardens, and a shining example of green construction and sustainability.
Reviews & features
Inverleith House to cease being a gallery after 30 years19 Oct 2016
The artspace in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden will close this weekend
It has been confirmed by the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh that Inverleith House, contained within its grounds, will no longer be used as a contemporary artspace. This comes after 30 years as a gallery, in which, under the curatorship of Paul Nesbitt…
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh16 Feb 2011
A place to retreat from the crowds in the city centre
The Botanics, 70 acres of landscaped gardens a mile north of the New Town, are well known to locals as a place to retreat from the crowds in the city centre. Perfect for a leisurely afternoon meander, you can also go hunting for some of the 5,000 alpine…