John Hope Gateway
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – a world-renowned centre for the scientific study of plants and their conservation – was already one of the city’s favourite places when the John Hope Gateway opened in 2009. It is now even more popular.
The Gateway is far more than an entrance, however stunning. With its exhibitions and a new biodiversity garden, it opens up the world of the Garden to visitors. The building itself – including wind turbine, rainwater harvesting and timber roof – has much to say about climate change and sustainability.
A restaurant, outdoor café, shop, and flexible spaces for events all add to the benefits that the building brings to the Garden.
The John Hope Gateway is included in the RIAS's Scotstyle List of the top 100 Scottish Buildings from the last 100 years.