We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Inverness Botanic Gardens

Bught Lane, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Inverness
Book Now

Type: Gardens
Owner description: Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly Inverness Floral Hall & Gardens, are an oasis of calm and beauty within walking... more » Owner description: Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly Inverness Floral Hall & Gardens, are an oasis of calm and beauty within walking distance of the city centre. With each new season the outside gardens are an explosion of colour and texture, and borders are planted to demonstrate a wide variety of plants and growing conditions. The impressive glasshouses reveal the drama of plant diversity ranging from the tropical rainforests to arid, heat scorched desert. « less
Write a Review

116 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    47
    8
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of my favourite places in Inverness. Small but lots to see. Cactus house is lovely. Nice to sit outside on a sunny day with a coffee and a cake.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
st austell
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you love plants and cacti you will want to visit this garden. It is free with a donation box near entrance. Only small but very pretty.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is always worth a visit, it's slightly off the beaten track but not far if your walking along the Riverside. There are nice gardens plus a very good Cactus house etc.There is also a bigger cafe than before along with toilet facilities. There are also plants etc for sale.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thurso, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We've often come here over the years in the depth of winter to soak in its subtropical atmosphere. Its warm, humid, scented air with tumbling, colourful and flourishing plants from much less cold parts of the planet lift the winter chill and hints of more pleasant seasons ahead in warmer parts of the world. Not big, but big enough to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aspach, Germany
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lovely, Quiet Place in the City of Inverness, we like this place very much. Free Admission, nice cafereria with handmake food

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

LOVED this little oasis. Beautiful, exotic, fragrant and romantic. So many varieties of plant life and includes pond (with the biggest koi I have ever seen) and waterfall. Wish I had one of these at home in the states.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wigan, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
52 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A compact attraction, but filled with a good variety of plants in different environments and settings. Includes a hothouse, wild garde and nature trail.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Small, but you would expect that for the population. Cacti house and also a tropical plant glasshouse- complete with fishpond. Really nice experience with a great cafe that serves nice cake, I recommend the coffee cake eaten outside in the gardens.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Second time there. So beautiful. The perfect flower garden everyone would like to have. You can have afternoon tea and continue to wander. I took a picture of every flower, I think.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Chicago
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not large but full of colorful flowers of all types. Greenhouse with a desert exhibit including carnivorous plants. Water feature with waterfall and Koi pond. Very relaxing walk in the beautiful gardens. There is even a sensory section. We were impressed with how well-planned and maintained this garden is. Lots of visitors were enjoying the café. Glad we stopped to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Inverness Botanic Gardens also viewed

 
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
 

Been to Inverness Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Inverness Botanic Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing