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Address: Cannongate, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Botanic gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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15 reviews 15 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
6 attraction reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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169 reviews 169 reviews
47 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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preston
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

such a lovely peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Its a delight to walk around such beautiful gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice little attraction tucked away up a side street, but signed. If you like gardening it's for you. Walk through the woods, childrens activities, lots of photo opportunities. Would benefit from a proper cafe rather than a drinks machine in a hut.

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful well laid out gardens. Tranquil spot with some wonderful specimens well worth the small fee. Facilities are a bit basic but does not detract from visit.

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