greenyonder tours

Edinburgh's New Town and its Gardens

Pond in East Queen Street Garden

Discover the grandeur of Georgian Edinburgh through buildings and gardens designed to impress.

See beyond the railings: each tour will include a visit to two privately-owned New Town gardens: first, East Queen Street Garden for its 'Grecian temple' and wonderful vintage trees, then Central Queen Street Garden to see the pond where, as a child, Robert Louis Stevenson began to imagine a treasure island.


"I can thoroughly recommend the New Town tour which took me to places I didn't know existed or which I wouldn't have been able to get into, and as always Jean really knows her stuff!"   Lin, Edinburgh

"I very much enjoyed the couple of hours you spent with us. Thank you for making special arrangements to visit the Physic Garden and Queen Street Gardens. The latter was a shady haven after the heat of the city. I greatly appreciate the knowledge and enthusiasm you share with participants in your tours. My very best wishes to you." Johanna, Edinburgh


Stone acanthusNew Town RailingGrecian Temple in East Queen Street Garden





Meet inside East Princes Street Gardens, near the Scott Monument box office, EH2 2EJ


Tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes, and covers up to one mile of mainly downhill pavement walking; some slopes and uneven surfaces.  We finish at Central Queen Street Garden.

Private bookings:

Private bookings for groups and individuals are welcome at times to suit you. Check here for more details.

If you'd like to book a private tour at a time to suit you, please phone 0131 558 8240 or email

Cost of private bookings:

Private group bookings cost £6 per person, with a minimum charge of £60. Private individual bookings £60.

For individuals and groups from 1 - 20. (Groups smaller than 10 people would share the minimum charge of £60.)

updated 30 August 2016