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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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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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Nice little venue in lovely surroundings

This is a hidden gem. Good wholesome food; friendly service and lovely surroundings. Well worth a trip whether for coffee and a chat or for a quick lunch. Splendid home made soup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maureen P
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem. Good wholesome food; friendly service and lovely surroundings. Well worth a trip whether for coffee and a chat or for a quick lunch. Splendid home made soup and cakes. Do make time for a wander around the gardens in the summer or a trip into the greenhouses in the winter. A pleasant outing for all... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well its free for a great start. What do you get for free these days? Plenty of exotic plants on lower and upper levels, nice fish pond and seating inside and outside as well. Magic to have this on a cold wet winters day, kids love the fish and the wishing well. Café has a small but good snack menu... More 

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Thank doug k
Cheltenham, England
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to the gardens and enjoyed the wander around. Quite a lot to see but would be better in the spring or summer as we visited in January, but still worth a visit. Cakes in cafe excellent.

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Thank NickC222
inverness
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit in any season but especially Spring/summer. Lovely coffee shop with great cakes . Plants for sale and enclosed greenhouses. Well worth a visit and it's free!

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Thank Barbara B
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Inverness and visit Inverness Botanic Gardens regularly. Each time I visit there are different plants flowering and the information boards have changed so that each visit is a new experience. This is a truly beautiful place and expertly managed. In Summer you can sit on the terrace in the cafe and enjoy the peaceful gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If interested in plants this is the place to visit. Or if you just want to get out of the rain and cold visit the tropical hot house . Wee gem in Inverness . Lovely cafe too with log fire . Fresh made scones , home made soup , cakes to die for .

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Thank F C
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to meet a friend here and really enjoyed the cakes and tea! A walk in the greenhouse visiting the exotic plants is a MUST and free you enter the garden from the tearooms. Lunch can be had to.

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Thank LIRoss55
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a delightful small botanic garden which has improved substantially in recent years. The greenhouses in particular are always a pleasure to visit and the herbaceous border in summer is really stunning. Excellent plants to buy and a nice opportunity for a coffee or a snack at Cobb's restaurant.

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Thank William M
Watchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were staying in Inverness with a coach party and on our free day explored the city and river walk. We came across a small ad for the gardens and decided to walk along the River Ness to Ness Islands and then take in the gardens. We were so glad we did, what a gem they are! Free entry to... More 

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Thank Alison H
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Really beautiful gardens to enjoy free of charge. A great little coffee shop with lovely cakes. Easy parking. Friendly, lovely staff. A credit to Inverness.

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