Handmade Edinburgh

Shop contemporary craft at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

This summer, Scotland’s renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will play host to the third edition of international craft and design fair, Handmade Edinburgh. Taking place from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 August, the event is a unique addition to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Celebrating the best in high-end design and craftsmanship, Handmade Edinburgh is a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more, in an extraordinary and picturesque setting. Over 70 British and international designer-makers will showcase their work inside an elegant purpose-built marquee in front of Inverleith House, so you can enjoy the delights of the beautiful botanic gardens and discover some of the world’s most talented craftspeople all in one visit.

With makers available throughout the event, Handmade Edinburgh offers the chance to unearth the stories, inspirations and processes behind the work, discuss bespoke commissions and see their latest collections up close.

Advance tickets for Handmade Edinburgh on sale now through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Eventbrite.

How to get there:
There are a number of ways you can get to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh:


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a 25 minute (1.5 mile) walk from Edinburgh Waverly train station.

The National Cycle Network Route 75 runs very close to the East Gate of the garden, providing a dedicated traffic-free cycle path. There are bicycle racks located at the garden entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place.

For information and maps of the National Cycle Network please visit: sustrans.org.uk.

Lothian buses run three public bus services to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: numbers: 8, 23 and 27. These buses stop at the East Gate on Inverleith Row. For bus timetables and routes, please visit: lothianbuses.com

The Majestic Tour Bus also visits the Garden. Please visit edinburghtour.com/majestic-tour for more details.

The closest train station to the City Centre is Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh’s main railway station. Trains to Edinburgh Waverly run from many major cities and towns across the UK, including: Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Bristol, Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Manchester.

Train tickets can be purchased from National Rail: nationalrail.co.uk

Lothian bus route 8 takes you from Edinburgh Waverley train station to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport is approximately 8 miles from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A regular bus service and tram service run between the airport and the city centre, both taking approximately 30 minutes. The Airlink 100 bus service is 24 hours, 7 days a week with buses running every 10 minutes. The Tram service operates every 7 minutes between 06:18 and 22:48. Find more information on airport transfers online: edinburghairport.com/transport-links/travel-into-edinburgh

By Car
The journey to Edinburgh is a scenic treat either by car or bus. The city is connected to the East Coast of the UK via the A1(M) and it is a short trip to Glasgow on the M8. From the M8 you can connect to cities in the West via the M74 (A) to the M6 and the Lake District. To plan your road journey, you can use the AA route planner: theaa.com/route-planner/index.

If you are using a sat nav, please enter the postcode for John Hope Gateway: EH3 5NZ

By coach
Coach services run directly to Edinburgh Bus Station from destinations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Edinburgh Bus Station is situated on Elder Street in the centre of Edinburgh.

National Express runs coaches to Edinburgh, tickets and timetables can be found on their website: nationalexpress.com

Megabus runs coaches to Edinburgh. Tickets and timetables can be found on their website: uk.megabus.com

Date & Location

10 - 12 August 2018

Fri - Sun, 10am - 5.30pm

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Inverleith Row / Arboretum Place


Please read the information below before completing your application.


Please read the relevant application pack as the pack contains stand sizes, prices and all the information you need about exhibiting.
You can view/download the application pack for Handmade Edinburgh below:


Please note that there is an application fee of £20. We have many applicants for each show and this is necessary in order to assess everyone fairly. You only need to pay the application fee once, even if you are applying for multiple events.


All applications must be accompanied by a signed exhibition space contract. This can either be posted to: Handmade in Britain, Studio 10, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG or email to: events@handmadeinbritain.co.uk.

The exhibition space contract can be downloaded here:

Application Form

Publicity & Promotion*

25-30 words to describe your work & practice (in third person). This information will be used for all publicity and promotional purposes if your application is successful.

Part 2: Image Details

Your Images (1MB MAX for each image or your form will NOT be sent!!) - Selecting and submitting 4 professional images of your recent work, please include the information below for each. Please also upload one image as an example of your past stand display.

Advance tickets for Handmade Edinburgh are available now.

Ticket prices:
Adult £5 + booking fee
Concession £4 + booking fee

Concession prices are applicable to students, registered unemployed, visitors with disabilities, senior citizens and children under the age of 18. Proof of status must be presented on arrival at the Handmade Edinburgh marquee.

Book online:
Book tickets online from Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Book tickets online from Eventbrite.

Book in person:
Tickets are available from The Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street, EH1 1QS (10am – 6pm daily).

Book over the phone:
Tickets are available over the phone by calling The Fringe Box Office on 0131 226 0000 (10am – 6pm daily).

Tickets will also be available to purchase during the event from the Handmade Edinburgh marquee at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Tickets will be exchanged for a ticket for a wristband, allowing you to come and go throughout the day (10am – 5.30pm).

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