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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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Great for kids

Small but lovely gardens. Children were amazed but the hige cacti and loved the fish. nice littke cafe and very helpful staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Small but lovely gardens. Children were amazed but the hige cacti and loved the fish. nice littke cafe and very helpful staff.

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Inverness, Scotland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Beautiful place. Great location definitely worth visit. We go their couple times a month in summer to watch the fish and occasionally to purchase some plants. The coffee shop is also very nice not to expensive with lovely and helpful staff. Can't wait to go back this year when the weather improve

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

hidden gem...lovely flowers in perfect surroundings, quiet, peaceful, wee obstacle course at the end, staff very polite and happy to stop and talk

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Annan, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Superb show of exotic plants and cacti, nice selection of cake/biscuits at small café friendly staff liked it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this place. Great when the weathers not great, so much to see and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Cafe is superb too!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well worth a visit,free entry but a donation should be given as its maintained very well. Good to visit on a nice day as you can sit outside. It's not to big so good for older people to walk round.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed a look round the gardens and glasshouses. The glasshouses in particular have an impressive array of plants. Lots of song birds in the gardens and we imagine the outside gardens look beautuful in Spring and Summer - howerver, we enjoyed the structure of the trees and their bark colour. There is a little temporary cafe in the tropical... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

cosy place with cafe shop and really big gardens with lots of plants for buy. A good place for city-retired

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Gardens were actually closed over the Xmas & New Year Holidays however the Management at the Kingsmills Hotel managed to get the gardens opened so as interesting guests could look round the indoor gardens. Very interesting and lovely people.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

They have made great use of the space and huge diversity of plants! They try to keep it as natural and sustainable as possible, and it looks great! What I love about this place is the small project running at the back of the botanic gardens where people with learning disabilities are developing their horticultural skills and have a large... More 

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