THE Royal Botanic Garden has won five-star status as a
It has become only the second garden in Scotland to receive the prestigious accolade from VisitScotland.
Auditors from the tourism organisation made repeat visits to the grounds to assess it under a demanding quality assurance scheme, before making the presentation.
Paul Mitchell, director of Sodexo Prestige, which is contracted to run hospitality and catering services at the garden, said: “This is a tremendous accolade for everyone involved in making the garden a wonderful experience for our visitors. We are delighted to have played our part.”
VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay added: “The five-star award denotes world-class status and is testament to the hard work by all staff and the ongoing investment that has made the Royal Botanic Garden what it is today.”