Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Botanic Garden, lecture hall, classrooms, museum and offices
Town, district or village: Inverleith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The classroom is now the Conference Room within the 1910 buildings

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 120A, Inverleith RowYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418481851  
Item 2 of 4May 1851 OpenedNew classroom opened
Item 3 of 4June 1851 OpenedRobert Reid's classroom converted to Museum of Economic Botany and opened
Item 4 of 4January 1852 OpenedRobert Reid's classroom opened to public


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA18481851With Robert Matheson as Architect for Scotland
Item 2 of 2Robert MathesonArchitectA18481851As architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Fletcher and Brown1970The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1670-1970  p141-2
Item 2 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 3 of 3Noltie, Henry2016Indian Forester, Scottish Laird: the Botanical Livers of Hugh Cleghorn of Stravithie Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Gardenpp35, 47

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49213 
Item 2 of 2National Records of Scotland (formerly SRO, later NAS)Ministry of Works files