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Cubes Bike Tour - Edinburgh

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  • Calendar 2 Aug 2022


Join Dandelion’s Cubes Bike Tour across Scotland this summer.

The Cubes will stop at Edinburgh Botanical Garden from 13:00. Followed by a ride along the Promenade starting at 14:45, from Granton to Silverknowes (Boardwalk Beach Club). Arriving at Edinburgh's Unexpected Garden at Lauriston Farm at 16:00.

A touring fleet of cargo bikes displaying our growing cubes – miniature vertical farms – will travel the Highlands and Lowlands throughout August. Four custom-made, electrically assisted bikes – each carrying a cube - will visit ten towns and cities, stopping at school playgrounds, green spaces, Unexpected Gardens and town centres, encouraging everyone to sow, grow and share food, but also music, knowledge and ideas. We’ll be giving away free seed packets so that everyone can grow their own herbs at home, and find out more about our Harvest celebrations in September.

At each stop, the cubes will play music specially commissioned for Dandelion by Scottish and international artists, including Vendanth Bhardawaj, Arooj Aftab & Maeve Gilchrist, Fergus McCreadie, Ravi Bandhu, Trio Da Kali, and amiina & Kathleen MacInnes. Featuring programmable, immersive lighting integrated with quadraphonic speaker systems designed to best showcase the new music playing from the cubes.


Multiple Venues in Edinburgh

The Botanic Cottage, Edinburgh Botanical Garden 2 Aug 2022, 13:00 pm till 14:00 pm


Bus: The West Gate (John Hope Gateway visitor centre) on Arboretum Place is served by Lothian Buses 29, 42 and 24 via Stockbridge and the Majestic Bus Tour (0131 220 0770).

The Garden's East Gate entrance on Inverleith Row is served by bus routes 8, 23 and 27 from the City Centre.

Bicycle: Bicycle stands can be found at the East Gate and the West Gate.
Car: There is metered on-street parking available near the Garden’s West Gate (John Hope Gateway) on Arboretum Place.


There are three accessible toilets in the John Hope Gateway.


There are six Blue Badge parking spaces located on Arboretum Place to the left of the West Gate entrance, and a further three spaces opposite to the left of Inverleith Park's entrance gate.


Set in over 70 acres of beautiful landscape and just one mile north of the city centre, the Garden offers superb panoramic views of the city skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle. The Botanics, as the Garden is affectionately known locally, is breath-taking at any time of year.

The West Gate is the main entrance to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where the John Hope Gateway visitor centre is located.

The step-free entrance is wheelchair accessible. Note, there is a foot mat at the gate which protects the Garden’s plants from external plant diseases.

Please note that manual wheelchair users may need assistance on the 70m path leading to and from the Garden from the John Hope Gateway which has an incline of 1.12. The path can be avoided by taking the accessible lift to restaurant level and to the terrace beyond.

The information desk at the entrance has a lowered section to the till point and a hearing loop. The John Hope Gateway has six motorised scooters and two wheelchairs for visitors to use. If possible, please book in advance by calling 0131 248 2909.

Only assistance dogs that are highly trained are permitted into the Garden. Water bowls are provided.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire at no extra cost. There is limited availability so it is highly recommend to book in advance. To book a wheelchair or mobility scooter, or if any further access advice is required in order to plan your visit, please contact 0131 248 2909 or send an email to [email protected]

The Botanic Cottage, Edinburgh Botanical Garden

20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

Unexpected Garden: Edinburgh 2 Aug 2022 at 16:00 pm


Lothian Buses: 16, 27,29 and 37 all come very close to the farm - within a few minutes walk from the bus stop


Parking is limited and belongs to Toby Carvery.


The wider site at Lauriston Farm is a working farm with uneven ground, we always advise to to wear sturdy shoes if you have them and to bring weather appropriate clothing and drinking water.

Food and Drinks

There is a Toby Carvery beside Lauriston Farm which is open from 8am-11.30pm daily. Mimi's Bakehouse is located closeby at 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, and open 9am-5pm. Finally, Maxine's Cafe is located at 118 Silverknowes Rd, Edinburgh EH4 5ET and open 10.30am-2.30pm.

Unexpected Garden: Edinburgh

Lauriston Farm,
Lauriston Farm Road,