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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 floral hall

Great floral hall and Botanic gardens. we went as 3 young guys, so was possibly lost on us. lots and lots to see even a tropical area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great floral hall and Botanic gardens. we went as 3 young guys, so was possibly lost on us. lots and lots to see even a tropical area!

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Essert-Romand, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We came upon this lovely Botanical Garden after a lovely walk along the river from the centre of Inverness. It was so peaceful and I particularly liked the information on the edible plants they had gone to the trouble of grouping things together which made it more interesting. A lovely cafe with tables and chairs outside that over looked the... More 

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Dunoon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful gardens, not too big but very exotic. Do not miss the pond ,full of very large Coy carp. Also has a café.

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Rainhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We where staying in Inverness and the Botanic Gardens where recommended. My wife and visited and spent a pleasant couple of hours looking around all the exhibits. Well worth a visit and its free. Do not miss the Koi carp some of them are huge.

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Botanical gardens several times now and it just keeps getting better! The new planting is well established now and stunning even though the weather has not been very good this summer, which makes good for later visitors as the garden is still in good late summer mode .I was there a fortnight ago .I was sorry... More 

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Standish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

What a find. These gardens are very well maintained and will keep you busy for around an hour. Very peaceful outside with lots of benches around the garden to sit down and soak up nature. The cactii gardens were very interesting with lots of fairly large cactii to look at. A great surprise to find this hidden gem and best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A lovely oasis of substantial breadth and quality of flowers, shrubs and cacti all encompassed in a very economical area. A delightful and unexpected experience with the added bonus of a great coffee and cake shop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Compact, yet diverse. The plants were displayed in hot houses or open air. The pathways were well tended and there were tables and benches along the way for seating and picnicking. A small cafe provided sandwiches, soup, desserts and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found these gardens with a little effort (they are still signposted as "Floral Hall") and were pleasantly surprised at how lovely they were. We had to go in in relays as we have a small dog and she was not allowed in. I always think a well behaved dog is much lower risk than children running around - however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We thought to spend an hour here and we stayed for 2. It is well laid out, big enough to be interesting yet compact with seats dotted around so you can sit an appreciate the plants. There's an impressive collection of tropical plants (please make sure you shut the doors) and the cactus house is worth spending time in, we... More 

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