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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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Lovely Find!

Found this little gem off Festival Theatre car park. Bit of a climb up but really worth it! Would have been brilliant when all Rhodies out but wonderful trees, shrubs and views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Found this little gem off Festival Theatre car park. Bit of a climb up but really worth it! Would have been brilliant when all Rhodies out but wonderful trees, shrubs and views over Pitlochry. Staffed by volunteers. Wonderful plants for sale in their nursery area or outside Festival Theatre. Perhaps not for young children though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Theatre complex is very interesting. Lovely souvenir shop and excellent art gallery where works can be purchased. The cafe is very reasonable and the restaurant has an extensive menu.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To be tottaly honest me and my partner paid £8 for us both to go and explore the gardens .and we were so disappoitnted their was,nt many flowers to see some in bloom but for the price we paid was.nt worth it at all.i could charge folk to see my lovely garden as it has much more flowers in bloom... More 

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. I’m sorry to hear your visit to Explorers Garden did not meet your expectations. Explorers is a six acre woodland garden, and our Garden Manager and team of volunteers work and plant tirelessly year round to ensure there is always something interesting to see. We are very competitively... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were on our way to Inverness on A9, and needed to stretch our legs. The garden was a pleasant surprise. The vibrant coloring in parts of the garden was like visiting the world of Avatar. Definitely a place for a short visit.

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A must to see with individual gardens set out showing plants from around the world together with numerous pavilions in a beautiful setting just behind the Theatre that has a great coffee shop and views. The garden staff are very helpful and friendly. Plants can be bought from the Plant Sales Area by the entrance.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a nice way to spend an hour or so. The staff were friendly and helpful. The information about the explorers was well presented.

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Dumfries Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited this garden maintained by volunteers, they work so hard to keep the place weed free (rather them than me). The gardens are in regions of the world so are at their peak at different times. We benefitted from the beautiful blue "poppies" and azaleas. The garden was very quiet and we had lots of time to wander and... More 

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just next to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the entrance to the Explorer's Garden. Most of the garden is a pathway walk around groupings of plants that are thematically arranged depending on origins and the Explorer (usually Scottish) who discovered them. The plant hunters were a 19th century (mostly) phenomenon who were sent out by the Royal Society or the... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Our Garden Manager and her team of volunteers work year-round to maintain the woodland walkways and plants - it's always so wonderful to hear when the hard work is paying off. We also have a further nursery... More 

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

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

Hello Joan, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I'm glad you found us! You are absolutely correct, at different times of the year different parts of the garden spring to life. Quite unusually, our exceptional team of almost 50 volunteers plant all year round to ensure there is always something to see! We look forward... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

Hello Rob, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We quite often have surprised customers, expecting a quaint small arts venue! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here and look forward to welcoming you back soon, we have plenty to keep you entertained! More 

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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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