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St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Cannongate, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Gardens
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had family visiting from Aberdeenshire and took them for an afternoon visit to the Botanic Gardens. We were very impressed with the range of plants on show, all with their names carefully displayed. We particularly liked the fact that the gardens occupy a sloping site as this afforded the opportunity to lay out a stream feeding a series of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I go on a school trip here every year and dread going every time I find it very boring it's worse trip of the year.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful garden to stroll round and very reasonable at £2 per adult We really enjoyed our visit.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The rhodies are out along with most of the spring flowers and tree blossoms. Take a couple of hours when next you are in St Andrews and let time stand still for a while. You'll plan to come back soon to see the next lot of flowers in bloom.

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glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We happened across these gardens by chance and were so glad we did. The gardens were immaculate, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the variety of plants on display rivals anything I've seen in some of the larger Scottish cities.

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Ayrshire,UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were a bit early in the year to see the gardens at there best but what we saw I think it will be great at full bloom

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