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St Andrews Botanic Gardens

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Address: Cannongate, St. Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 476452
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Brilliant day out for family

We had a really great day out on Tuesday. Very friendly staff and little surprises around every corner. Very good value plant shop at exit, (we bought a tree)we didn't try tearoom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Fife
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Fife, Scotland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had a great morning on the Gruffalo trail. Great idea to keep the kids interested. Kids get in free but it's £5 for each adult. The pathways for the Gruffalo trail are buggy and wheelchair friendly. There are a few greenhouses and the gardens would be a good place for a picnic. There are some picnic tables near the greenhouses.... More 

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Fife
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a really great day out on Tuesday. Very friendly staff and little surprises around every corner. Very good value plant shop at exit, (we bought a tree)we didn't try tearoom as we brought picnic. Gruffalo hunt very good indeed and loved the wooden roof tile idea to decorate for outdoor classroom. Very peaceful and great for children and... More 

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StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed our family friendly program and activities. These are available for the full season, so we look forward to seeing you again to try our new tearoom. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The botanic gardens seems to be coming alive again. This was my first visit in a long time, and I was delighted to go on a gruffalo hunt where various grannies and grampas were trailing kids to follow the Gruffalo story. I think we all know that the gruffalo should be a bit taller, but he is lovely! Go and... More 

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StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad that our renewed enthusiasm and energy is shining through to the visitor experience. Whilst a lovely sunny day is certainly best, with our huge warm and tropical glasshouses, we think the Botanic Garden is also one of the best places to be in St Andrews when the weather is terrible, and we all know that can... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was very surprised to find a Botanic Garden of this size and quality here. It has an excellent collection, although it is beginning to show signs of neglect, with missing or out-dated labeling of some specimens. It seems to have very few gardeners working there - those that are, are doing a fine job, but they desperately need help.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There's a huge diversity of plants both in and outside of the greenhouses. Everything is well maintained and there's always something to see, whatever time of the year you go. Definitely worth a visit!

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Isle of Skye, NW Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Alas a bad time of year to walk about the gardens, I can imagine it would be a great place to visit in the summer. Still, a great place to spend a few hours.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful gardens, especially at this time of year (autumn). A lovely Gruffalo walk to keep the kids amused if going with children. Lots of greenhouses to walk through if the weather not so good.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A fantastic place and a definite stop for anyone who comes to visit the town. The prices are totally reasonable and we are happy that it is being kept going. Overall a definite place to come during your time in St Andrews!

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St.Andrews
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174 reviews 174 reviews
49 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is, quite simply, a most beautiful sanctuary on the outskirts of a quite bustling town which (I suspect) doesn't get enough support from its fixed population, nor from the many students who come here for their further education. To be honest, and to my shame, I haven't made enough of it until last week when (with a friend) I... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We called in during the afternoon and spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering. Easy free parking on site. If you like gardens, then this must be on your tick list. No food was available when we were there, but I believe it has a small tea-room

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