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Inverness Botanic Gardens

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Address: Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 713553
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Description: Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly...
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.
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The "Floral Hall" as it seems to be locally signposted is a little obscure to get to, but well worth the walk once you're there. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Ignore the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The "Floral Hall" as it seems to be locally signposted is a little obscure to get to, but well worth the walk once you're there. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Ignore the cafe as you walk in. It's a bit chaotic, and does not represent the quality of the gardens beyond. Once you're through you are (unfortunately) immediately... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Inverness Botanic Gardens are small but beautiful. Amazing plants on display inside with cactus house, fish pond and lovely gardens outside. There is also a coffee shop on site where you can sit in or sit outside. The coffee shop caters for Gluten free as they have their own bakery so a nice selection of GF cakes. Informative details about... More 

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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The garden is not too far from the centre of Inverness. The gardens are beautiful and well cared for and its free!! Definitely worth seeing. There is a nice cafe too if you want to stop for some lunch or tea.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasant walk along the river from Inverness. Fascinating range of plants: cacti, ferns, tropical plants etc. Knowledgeable staff answered our questions in detail - we are both biologists. Pants were also available for sale. The café provided nice cakes & snacks, but seemed to close earlier than its advertised time.

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Cremona, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'm sure this place must be a wonderful garden in the sun but, unfortunately, we visited it in the rain : gray sky and chilly wind. There are different varieties of plants and flowers but we could not appreciate them due to the weather. Check the forecast if you want to make sure it's worth a whirl.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We popped in while waiting for a nearby river cruise. It's free to visit with WCs and a nice coffee shop but is small so maybe of interest if you are really into plants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

you go in through the cafe and there are toilets there. The cafe have a few sandwiches and quite a few cakes! There is a little space outside to sit right by the gardens. Nice little meandering gardens. A couple of glass/hot houses with exotic plants. Lots of plants for sale too at a very reasonable price.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I paid a visit to the botanical gardens and were truly astounded by these gardens.My wife was on her mobility scooter and we found the access to the gardens was easy also she went all round the gardens without a problem the only place she couldn't get in was the greenhouse with all the Cactiii in but... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was once known as The Floral Hall - a misleading title for an area which is a true Botanical Garden, containing a profusion of delightful plants in myriad colours and award winning cacti and desert plants displayed in a setting which imitates their arid origin. This place should win awards for its thoughtful lay out and attention to detail.... More 

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Cromarty, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good ambience. Above average food, ditto service, prices reasonable. Atmosphere cheerful. Excellent for relaxing sit-down light meal when visiting the Gardens or Aquadome, etc.

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Address: Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 713553
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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