Find Your Way To Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland takes place at The Royal Highland Centre and whether you are travelling by car, bus, rail or air, the event is easily accessible. The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city.

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Travel Packages

Getting to Gardening Scotland has never been easier thanks to our travel tickets.

This year we can provide return transport in a fleet of luxury coaches from 33 different locations across Scotland direct to the show ground. All coaches have air conditioning, reclining seats and free Wi-Fi and most feature WCs too. And there’s plenty of space on board for storing plants and other purchases bought at the show.

So why not sit back, relax and enjoy everything that the show’s got to offer, including a Prosecco Bar and Gin Garden. Have a look at our routes here.

Travel by Car

From Edinburgh City Centre

The Royal Highland Centre is situated just off the A8 to the west of Edinburgh.

Follow signs for the showground taking the slip road towards Edinburgh Airport.

Travel along Eastfield Road and turn left at the roundabout at the Hilton Hotel.

Follow the directions on the AA signpost boards.

From the West

At the Newbridge roundabout, follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, A8 and the Airport. Look out for the AA signs and turn left into the West car park and follow the stewards directions.

From the North

Once over the Forth Road Bridge, follow the signs for Edinburgh Airport and join the M9 spur. Follow the AA signs and enter the showground via the West entrance and follow the stewards directions.


There is ample car parking available at Gardening Scotland. The Royal Highland Centre apply a £5 parking charge.

Travel by Public Transport

By Bus

Lothian Buses are our Show Transport Partner. 

They will provide a dedicated bus service from Edinburgh city centre to and from Gardening Scotland.  The number 98 bus will depart from St Andrew Square stopping at Shandwick Place (Stop SD), Haymarket Station (Stop HH), then following the 31 bus route.


This service is free for Scottish National Entitlement Card holders. Ridacards and Day Tickets are not valid. The 2019 timetable can be viewed here. 2019 prices are;

Adult Single: £4.50 Return: £7

Child Single: £2 Return: £3

The Stagecoach Jet747 bus service from Fife stops at Ingliston Park and Ride, a 28 minute walk from the Showground. The timetable can be viewed here or visit for more information.

Citylink no longer operate services direct to the show but their regular services will continue.

If you are travelling from Glasgow, Citylink operate a service where you can either view the timetable here and another timetable available here or you can visit there website for more information.

By Rail

There are a number of trains that stop at Haymarket train station, for train times and availablility call 08457 484950 or visit the Trainline website.

By Tram

The tram stop at Ingliston Park & Ride is a 28 minute walk to the main gate entrance to the Gardening Scotland showground.

By Air

The Royal Highland Centre is situated just minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

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