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Inverness Botanic Gardens

Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Inverness
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Skinflats, Falkirk.
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ideal for a rainy day. great selection of plants from all over the world.Within easy reach from centre of town. Fifteen to twenty minutes walking or catch a bus from bus station.walk down side of Ness and you get two great attractions in one

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Elgin, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

lovely place 2 walk round as ever. been there a long time now. and still well kept. coffee shop lovely home bakes and coffee, just what you need on a chilly walk

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Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a nice walk down the river to the botanical gardens. It was a rainy day but the greenhouses contained a good diversity of interesting and beautiful plants in a peaceful atmosphere with a nice drink at the cafe at the end.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went and waited outside for it to open at 10am on 7th November 2014...after 10.15 and not a sign of life we walked all the way back to inverness. Sloppy and un professional. I expect it was nice.

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47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Read that the Floral Hall was being renamed "Botantic Gardens" and thought we should have a look. Really lovely...not on the scale of other similar places and if compared to Leeds/Roundhay Park Tropical world its poor, but for the Highland Capital its wonderful. Fab plants, hot house area, displays and plants for sale. Bonus is that in Summer the Cobbs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Botanic Garden is small but so worth a visit. It was nice to wander around and enjoy your surroundings without the crowds. There are plants for sale if you desire and also a nice sized cafe. I would visit again if ever in Inverness as we went later in the day and too close to closing time.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Though you are in the city, here i find i'm in another world! for the size of it it has a good selection of flowers and plants and trees. There is plants that you can buy, also if you ask one of the staff, they will tell you if the plant will be able to grow in your garden or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Is that rude? We had been to the botanic garden in Glasgow a few days prior, which was lovely and quite large, and I guess I was just expecting more when we got here. We were able to walk from the hotel, which was nice. On the small side as well. But not a bad place to stop at if... More 

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Alness, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

i recommend a visit, even if your not a gardener you can still appreciate the beauty. My favourite part is the tree of tranquility, its in memory of still born babies and theres golden leafs with their names carved, I think its somewhere to go to remember them as they often arnt buried etc, its a beautiful idea

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