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Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre

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Address: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry PH16 5DR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1796 484600
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Description: You don't have to be a budding botanist to really appreciate the beauty of...
You don't have to be a budding botanist to really appreciate the beauty of this unique Garden. Not only is it packed with amazing and rare plants, you'll also discover the fantastic stories behind the men who risked death to bring them back. Traverse the globe in a single afternoon as you follow the Scottish Plant Hunters' and discover their wares. . .
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All the visits I have made to Pitlochry, I didn't know this existed! I feel it should be advertised more. Very interesting to learn about all the Scottish Explorers who brought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

All the visits I have made to Pitlochry, I didn't know this existed! I feel it should be advertised more. Very interesting to learn about all the Scottish Explorers who brought back many plants and flowers from their travels. The gardens are beautifully laid out, interesting history from around the world and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

What a suprise. A Theatre and art centre in this most unexpected location. Plays, musicals Art exibits. They have it all.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed spending a good part of the day here. All the different plants, trees shrubs from various parts of the world were lovely to see. Also the sculptures. Worth a visit

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Norwalk CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Divided into regions visited by intrepid plant explorers in the 1800's, with planting specific to each region and information on the explorers themselves. Blue poppies were blooming brilliant!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I only passed by here on a walk in march, in order to put off time, and had to clamber up by fonab castle path, as the dam was closed for maintenance, otherwise I would not have passed it.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What an interesting place to visit even though it was cold and windy. The sheer variety of plant life and birds made up for the cold. It is very handy for a reviving cup of tea or coffee in the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Althouhg it was May when we took a trip to see these gardens, there was little or nothing to see, they should not take money until later in the season. very dissapointed and do not recommend.

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giles c, Public Relations Manager at Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry to hear that your recent visit to the Explorers Garden did not live up to your expectations. The Garden Manager and her team of 40 volunteers plant and maintain the garden all year round in order to ensure there is always something interesting for visitors to see. Due to the (unfortunate!)... More 

Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a late afternoon walk around this lovely garden and photograph exhibition. It is beautifully set out and we were only sorry to be visiting when many of the flowers were only just beginning to come out as it must be spectacular in mid summer. There were great information points on the many explorers who contributed flower species discoveries... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So interesting and the staff were fantastic. Climb up from the theatre and visit this garden - its well worth it and the information boards were full of interesting facts. I'm planning to return in the summer to see more of the plants in flower.

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giles c, Public Relations Manager at Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Explorers Garden and we look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer! Best wishes, More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice botanical garden with shaddy paths and lots of information. Even with some orientral touch with some buildings. Good place for a walk but if you are interested in the background of the plants it is a must visit. Interesting to know, about kind of exotic plant hunters...

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giles c, Public Relations Manager at Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and with Explorers re-opening for the season today we hope to welcome you back soon! More 

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Address: Address: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry PH16 5DR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1796 484600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Pitlochry

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