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Inverness Botanic Gardens

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Address: Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 713553
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Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly...

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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Small but pretty

The gardens are about a 15 minute walk from the city center, but it's a pretty walk down the River Ness. They're really cute and include a tropical greenhouse as well as a desert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Brunswick, Ohio
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Brunswick, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens are about a 15 minute walk from the city center, but it's a pretty walk down the River Ness. They're really cute and include a tropical greenhouse as well as a desert area, and more plants outdoors. The best part is it's all free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit whilst en route on the Inverness circular tourist bus on a wet and soggy afternoon. A great experience in a small but really interesting, well managed botanical gardens. It is completely free to enter and has a lot to interest for younger children, a cafe with hot drinks and snacks, and is well laid out with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely walks along the river to this attraction. The gardens and glass houses took a gentle hour to walk around. Interesting variety of plants, secluded garden areas. Popular cafe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend and hour or so - longer if you use the cafe. The Gardens are free and are essentially through a cafe and attached to a mini garden centre. However their catcus collection was amazing and the green houses and mini garden walk where great. We didn't use the cafe but did enjoy an hour here... More 

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not-too-large gardens, but surprisingly varied planting, varying between 'tropical' and 'hot dry countries' and all things in between. Large selection of plants on sale. Luckily, for my purse, we had flown to Inverness, so couldn't buy anything. Cobbs Cafe, on site, has good choice of food, (soups, sarnies, cakes, drinks) with lovely staff

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Hampshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 greenhouses, one full of beautiful tropical plants and ponds with Koy carp. That has a raised area which is nice to look over at the plants. The next is full of differing cacti and the third is full of gorgeous plants to buy, shame we were travelling by trains or I'd certainly have bought a couple. The... More 

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On day of departure we decided to fit in a wee visit to the Botanical Gardens and so glad we did. Place not large when compared with Glasgow or Edinburgh but layout was stunning - so beautifully planned. Garden plants for sale and a tea-room there too.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely visit to the botanic gardens - the array of plants is superb - excellent prices for the shrubs and flowers on sale, very competitive. Well done to all the groundkeepers and gardeners.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Botanical Gardens on a wet Monday in July; the two hot houses were a nice respite from.the rain and have a lovely selection of species in them. One mainly cacti, the other tropical plants. Once the rain stopped, we went outside and that is where the real beauty lies... formal areas, meadows, veg plots, floral beds, herbaceous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend a visit here, the staff are helpful , the gardens wonderful.Plant a on sale & superb food at the cafe .Well done Inverness Botanic Gardens !

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