Summer at your Botanics

In summer there is no-where better in Edinburgh to hold your event than at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Whether you are organising a celebratory dinner, outdoor BBQ for over 100 or an intimate meeting or lunch we have a number of indoor and outdoor locations for you to choose from.

The Garden is in full breath-taking bloom creating a magical backdrop no matter which location you choose. From the spacious, modern John Hope Gateway and Outdoor Terrace which overlooks the biodiversity garden to the traditional Caledonian Hall with its waterfalls and rock pools in full view you feel as if you are in an oasis of calm and seclusion.


From large dinners in the John Hope Gateway to slightly smaller in the Caledonian Hall to intimate dinners in the David Douglas Room and even dining al fresco on the Outdoor Terrace there are so many locations to choose from. Each area offers a different atmosphere and view across the estate. We have different menus to offer you, choose from formal 3-course dinners, canapés, grazing and street-food style cuisine to seasonal BBQ menus.


Drinks on the Outdoor Terrace or formal canapés within the Caledonian Hall, kick start your event with delicious food in an inspiring location. You can choose to hold  a dinner or dancing within another building on the estate so your guests can enjoy a short walk to really appreciate the Gardens and take in the fresh Scottish air. There really is so much to enjoy all ‘under one roof’!

Meetings and Conferences

Let the botanics offer something that bit different for your next meeting or conference this summer. With a range of spaces with a variety of capacities and atmospheres there will be the perfect venue for you. And don’t forget that your delegates can take in the inspiring Gardens during breaks to keep them motivated.


Escape from the office to the most inspiring location in Edinburgh this summer. The variety of indoor and outdoor spaces allow for a number of activities to take place. Our team can talk you through the options; let us create an event that your team hasn’t done before!


The spacious decking has it’s own Outdoor Kitchen featuring a pizza oven and ample casual seating overlooking the Garden offering the perfect location for any summer event. Make it as formal or relaxed as you please and do ask us about our botanical drinks menu!
Of course, a ‘plan B’ is a must when planning a Scottish summer BBQ – with the adjoining John Hope Gateway building we’ve got you covered!