Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

We are delighted to reopen Bobby Niven’s Palm House and the Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden once again for the 2021 festival. The garden will be open to visitors every day throughout the festival, and will also play host to new work by Sequoia Barnes and Matthew Arthur Williams as part of our Associate Artist programme, curated by Tako Taal.

Palm House was created by the artist Bobby Niven for our 2017 Commissions Programme in response to the unique space of Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden – an urban oasis in the heart of the Old Town and Scottish Wildlife Trust’s smallest nature reserve.


Patrick Geddes Steps, Castle Wynd South, EH1 2PW

0131 226 6558

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Opening times

Daily, 10am–5pm

Nearest bus stop


COVID Safety

All festival venues have safety measures in place to follow the latest Government advice and guidelines

Ticket information

Free, advance booking advised, drop-ins welcome (limited capacity)

Accessibility Information

Please note that Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden has limited accessibility due to it only being accessible via steps. If you have any questions please get in touch with our team – 0131 226 6558.

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden
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Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Patrick Geddes Steps, Castle Wynd South, EH1 2PW