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St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Cannongate, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 32 Attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Gardens
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preston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent gardens to visit , come and go through out the day , staff very helping, good for only £2 per person great value for money, good to take a picnic , lots to see

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Discover a haven of rare and unusual plants.Enjoy the ponds,small waterfalls,rock gardens and wood land walk.There is glass houses with a large collection of tropical plants.Open 7days a week 10 - 19.00 April till September and10-16.00 October to March.Short walk from town centre.Try it you will be disappointed.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A must-see for visitors to Fife and St. Andrews, if you have any interest in trees and flowers. A well laid out gardens, with excellent glass houses, and well cared for herbaceous beds. Also a lovely water and alpines area. Only thing missing was somewhere to get a cup of tea or coffee!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This botanic garden is tucked away but is well worth searching out. Many rare plants in a wonderful setting a short walk from the centre of St Andrews.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came across the signs for these gardens by chance. It was a damp day but this did not detract from these beautiful gardens. Glorious setting with labels on lots of the plants and lots of seats to stop and take in the views. Staff very friendly and helpful. All-in-all a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not many people tend to visit the Gardens since their location is not so obvious in the outlay of the town, however, it is just marvellous to stroll through them, so definetely go!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a splendid attraction off the normal St.Andrew's tourist run but with a wealth of interesting plants and hot houses. The gardens are well laid out across different levels and the guided tour we took was relaxed and informative, helping to point out some remarkable trees that we might easily have simply walked past. A pleasant afternoon for both... More

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