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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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Bristol
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We spent a delightful and informative couple of hours walking around the explorers garden. There is plenty to read on the plant hunters and lots to see in the way of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Admission prices are very reasonable and their are catering facilities at the nearby theatre.

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Midlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A visit to the a Explorers gardens is a must especially if the sun is shining. We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful warm spring day and weren't disappointed. There is so much to see and as well as all the floral displays the bridges, architecture, benches and art through out the gardens are really beautiful. Well worth... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful walks and informative attractions. Excellent place to take the whole family as there is something for everyone. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Great place to visit on a sunny day.

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Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This unusual garden is still in it's infancy, but nevertheless a delight to viist. With some unusual feautures and an interesting history of the plantsmen It's a woodland haven in the fringes of the town. Well worth a visit.

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Fife
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great natural size and long path but best time if go in summer time so plants not dying back. Lots of amazing selection plants and woodwork. it's peaceful place to walk about and relaxed. Friendly people there.

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