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Inverness Botanic Gardens

Bught Lane, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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Ranked #5 of 17 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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Thurso, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We've often come here over the years in the depth of winter to soak in its subtropical atmosphere. Its warm, humid, scented air with tumbling, colourful and flourishing plants from much less cold parts of the planet lift the winter chill and hints of more pleasant seasons ahead in warmer parts of the world. Not big, but big enough to... More

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Aspach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely, Quiet Place in the City of Inverness, we like this place very much. Free Admission, nice cafereria with handmake food

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

LOVED this little oasis. Beautiful, exotic, fragrant and romantic. So many varieties of plant life and includes pond (with the biggest koi I have ever seen) and waterfall. Wish I had one of these at home in the states.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A compact attraction, but filled with a good variety of plants in different environments and settings. Includes a hothouse, wild garde and nature trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Small, but you would expect that for the population. Cacti house and also a tropical plant glasshouse- complete with fishpond. Really nice experience with a great cafe that serves nice cake, I recommend the coffee cake eaten outside in the gardens.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Second time there. So beautiful. The perfect flower garden everyone would like to have. You can have afternoon tea and continue to wander. I took a picture of every flower, I think.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not large but full of colorful flowers of all types. Greenhouse with a desert exhibit including carnivorous plants. Water feature with waterfall and Koi pond. Very relaxing walk in the beautiful gardens. There is even a sensory section. We were impressed with how well-planned and maintained this garden is. Lots of visitors were enjoying the café. Glad we stopped to... More

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Zollikon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We walked from the cathedral along the banks of the River Ness to the Botanics (Floral Hall and Garden). It was a very enjoyable walk, and we were greeted by an abundance of colour in the gardens. These are small, but extremely well maintained. The staff were helpful. There is also opportunity to rest your weary legs in the coffee... More

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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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