It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Our Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum), one of the world’s biggest and smelliest blooms, is now in full flower. It’s a first for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and for Scotland.
It is only expected to flower – and smell – for a couple of days, so hurry along to the Garden if you want to experience the botanical spectacle. See how our plant compares to a titan arum in bloom at Basel, pictured above.
To give everyone a chance to see the plant, the Glasshouses will be open from 9am until 9pm during the period it is in full flower.
Visiting Times 2015
9am – Access to Glasshouses only (enter via East Gate, Inverleith Row).
10am – Garden fully open. Entry via East Gate and John Hope Gateway, West Gate.
5.45pm – Last entry to Garden
6pm – Garden closes
6pm – 8.15pm – Entry to Glasshouses only (enter via East Gate)
8.30pm – Last admission to Glasshouses
9pm – Glasshouses close
Glasshouse admission costs £5, £4 concessions, children 15 and under free. No advance booking. Friends of RBGE get free entry to the Glasshouses and our Regional Gardens at Dawyck, Benmore and Logan. Why not sign up to become a Friend today?