Join us at The Botanical Garden for a gintessentially Scottish experience.

New to this year’s Royal Highland Show is a Scottish gin lover’s paradise – The Botanical Garden (brought to you by Hickory Bars). We’re so excited, we thought we’d give you an all-exclusive behind the scenes preview of what’s coming! 


The Bar

Our custom built wooden palette bar will be entwined in fairy lights and draped in greenery, the gantry full of an array of Scottish gin bottles, and the area covered in beautiful floral arrangements! You won’t be able to take your eyes off it, trust us.

Grab your drink, and your friends, relax at one of our many multi coloured picnic benches in amongst rustic wine crate planters, enjoy the ambience and savour your gin the sunshine (we’ve had a word with the weatherman!).

The Gin

What’s your favourite Scottish gin? Not sure? Well, we’ve got 13 different Scottish gins on our menu, each with their own distinctive flavour. We’ll be offering you perfect serve gins with just the right tonic and garnish. You’ve no idea how the right accompaniment can really effect the flavour of the gin!

Gin Tastings

Come and meet the people behind each of our gin brands. We’ll have a schedule published each day so you can take your pick! Come along and learn about what makes each of the gins unique. Hey… you never know! You might fall in love with some new gins which you’ve not tried before.

The Cocktails

We’ve got incredible gin cocktails that you just need to try.  Like ‘A Scottish Garden’ – a real taste of summer – with Caorunn Gin, cloudy apple juice, lemon, thyme and elderflower. If you’re not into gin, fret not, we’ve got other tasty cocktails, mocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks too. There’s something for everyone in the Botanical Garden! Check out the drinks for yourself!

Get Social

Remember to get your Botanic Garden photos up on Instagram with our hashtag #HickoryLovesGin. We’ll be around with our awesome rustic hashtag photo prop, if we take your photo we’ll put it on our Instagram too!

Where To Find Us

We’re at the Royal Highland Show from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June, on the north side of the show ground, at the top of 9th Avenue. In case you get lost, we’re right next to the craft village and awesome renewable areas. We’ll be open from 12pm each day.


Remember, it’s always Gin O’clock at The Botanical Garden. So come along and cultivate your affection for Scottish gins. We’ll see you there!

Drop us a message if you want to book Hickory Bars for your next festival or event. You won’t be disappointed. Trust us.