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Inverness Botanic Gardens

Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“floral hall” (43 reviews)
“cactus house” (34 reviews)
“exotic plants” (16 reviews)
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Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
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+44 1463 713553
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"floral hall"
in 43 reviews
"cactus house"
in 34 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 16 reviews
"koi carp"
in 14 reviews
"for sale"
in 28 reviews
"hot house"
in 13 reviews
"buy plants"
in 8 reviews
"free attraction"
in 10 reviews
"sports complex"
in 5 reviews
"glass house"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 18 reviews
"pot of tea"
in 5 reviews
"leisure centre"
in 15 reviews
"wee gem"
in 5 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
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"soup"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located near the leisure center, it seems small however it is actually a good size once you enter, plus it has a little cafe. Free admission, although donations are appreciated. Some street parking in front of it, otherwise there is a parking lot down the...More

Thank dooandherb
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is no entrance fee; they only ask for a donation but it is worth paying to get in, honestly. You go through the café area but that's good and the coffee and snacks are not too expensive. The gardens are terrific! Through arches, waterfalls,...More

Thank Viv C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable afternoon visit here - so relaxing and peaceful with plenty of interest in the gardens. The cafe is delightful with options for indoor or outdoor sitting and catering for many dietary types, (with tempting home baking and...More

Thank Kiwipom99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to show my elderly father in law but I am glad I went as I enjoyed looking round too. Small display but very well presented. Cafe on site had very friendly helpful staff, food was very nice plenty of seating inside and out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop at the gardens during some extra time before dinner. It was very easy to get to the gardens via the bus. The gardens are small but beautifully kept. We even ran across a garden kitty cat soaking up the sun. We...More

Thank Rebekah F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real find after a glorious riverside walk. Free entry but donations encouraged. Lovely cafe in a beautiful garden. The biggest Koi carp I have ever seen and a quirky but brilliant cactus house.

Thank Rob A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens to wander around with a fantastic cactus house and floral hall full of exotic tropical plants, orchids and ponds with giant Koi carp

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner of St. Ann’s recommended and walk down the river and a visit to the gardens. So glad I did the Wall. This is a lovely garden. The hot house was beautiful and the desert plants were flowering. Also wandered in the GROW project,...More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He managed to Graham quite a bit in terms of displays into a fairly small area. It's worth making sure that you take the time to explore each trail because they need two very different styles of gardens. They also have a fairly decent number...More

Thank Anna911
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot, with excellent café and beautiful gardens. Stunning greenhouses. Only a small garden but wonderfully laid out..

Thank DerbyshireGardeners
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July 27, 2017|
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I usually park at the aquadome, it is literally a stones throw from the car park to the Botanical gardens. The time is as you see fit . It isn't huge but there is a cafe that makes scrumptious food. ( the cobb I think it is... More
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