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Explorers' Garden at Pitlochry Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry PH16 5DR, Scotland
01796-484600
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Pitlochry
Type: Gardens
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Even though the majority of the flowers had gone by there was still enough in bloom to make this trip more than worth it. The landscaping and historical context were quite unique.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This garden is wonderful. A celebration of the Scots who went all over the world to collect plant specimens and changed the world of horticulture. Organised in to sections such as Himalayas, South America etc with informational boards about the botanists who went to these areas and the plants they brought back and interspersed with stunning hard landscaping, sculpted wooden... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fascinating history of Scottish botany explorers, some fab views and structures, I loved stone arch and Eco wc! It was raining the day we visited, so quiet and it felt a little tired, as tho needed work, but as run by volunteers maybe over summer they can't get as many? However well worth a visit, if just for views and... More

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Fife, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited as a family, felt that we had missed the most beautiful time in the garden but it was still wonderful to visit. Beautiful trees, very well set out, an absolute pleasure to walk round. We will definitely go back when more plants are in bloom. However, it's a beautiful interesting and educational garden whatever the time of year.

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Notts
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing walk through heavily wooded valley with lots of information about the plants and their discovery along with some great buildings and a fantastic mosaic floor. Worth the £4 entrance plus !

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Bristol
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an attractively laid out and interesting garden on a fairly steep hillside, with views across the valley and easy parking at the Festival Theatre at the bottom of the hill. I went especially to see the recently-installed pebble mosaic which is not only lovely in itself but set in a tranquil open pavilion: a really peaceful and enjoyable... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife is the gardener not me. I enjoy looking but I'm not enthusiastic. This place changed my mind, although you have to pick a time of year which matches your interest. In early July there was not a great deal of colour, but there are surprises around every corner. The sculptures are worth the entry fee and in July... More

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Edinburgh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Looked great from the outside but we didn't go in as the entry fee was £4 which seems a bit expensive. Couldn't see anybody inside. Lower the fee and you'd likely get more visitors.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were impressed by the size of the gardens and there was a variety of plants and flowers.More information about what more of the flowers were would be nice.Even on a labelled picture.I understand this wouldnt be possible for all species but often wasnt sure what I was looking at.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a lovely amble around the gardens. Used to visiting Pitlochry and having a walk around the reservoir, this was a nice change. Not overly formal, but well kept gardens with some interesting specimens. Great buildings and structures dotted around too and very helpful staff. Well priced at £4 per adult.

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