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Inverness Botanic Gardens

Bught Lane, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Inverness
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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
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Kuopio, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Found this place on walking my way to the canal, it was a happy surprise. The gardens are very beautiful and well kept. Very relaxing place, and there is also a nice self serving cafe.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Cafe visit before walk round gardens was very good. Gardens are well laid out and very colourful. Good weather also helped with viewing plants and garden lay out.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a classic Scottish experience. Just a short distance from City Centre, you can walk to the gardens in about 20 or 30 minutes if the weather permits, or the tour bus goes regularly as another option. The gardens are very well maintained and beautiful. There is a nice little cafe there also where you'll find excellent coffee and... More

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Glengary WV
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We LOVED the gardens, once we found them! One sign pointed toward gardens, but all that was in sight was gigantic sports complex and its parking lot! We asked at least a dozen people where the Botanical Gardens were and nobody knew! Finally someone said, "There's a cafe that sells plants over there!" We crossed huge parking lot to cafe,... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just a short walk along the scenic River Ness, the Botanic Gardens are a lovely place to chill out and enjoy a lunch. A very well laid out garden with an interesting variety of plants, and greenhouses. Unfortunately one was closed due to vandalism. A great shame in such a quiet well cared for place

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The botanic gardens or floral hall as it is known is a nice little place to spend some time. The greenhouses have many tropical plants and fish and there is a nice little tea room as well. On a sunny day it is very peaceful to sit outside and if it is a bit colder then it is warm enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A friendly place to stop for a bite to eat and get more than you bargained for. Conveniently located next to the leisure centre there is lots of parking. Inside there is calm and tranquillity where you can wander at leisure around the various botanical specimens. You will also come across gardening activities of local people with learning support which... More

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Castro Valley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Start by the river and walk to the Islands. Cross to the other side and visit the Inverness Gardens. We returned on the other side of the river and visited the new Concert Hall, an old church and ended at the restaurant Rocpool (one of the best in town).

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We discovered these gardens on happy accident, and couldn't have been more pleased. They are stunning, each section a little microcosm of a particular region or plant type. Very compact, but we could have spent quite a bit more time here than we were able to. Make sure to leave time to have a cup of coffee or tea and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

well worth a visit, beautifully planned and maintained. much more to see than we had expected and it is free of charge.

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