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Inverness Botanic Gardens

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Address: Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, 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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Pleasant environment with a lot of cool things to see.

It was a really nice and peaceful garden with many different plants. It's something you should see if you're in Inverness and is in a quiet neighbourhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a really nice and peaceful garden with many different plants. It's something you should see if you're in Inverness and is in a quiet neighbourhood.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a little gem. It seems to have been recently renovated and was a delight to walk around. The gardens are lovely, especially the pond, but the tropical house, including the cactus house, is simply beautiful. Perhaps it was the time of year, but it seemed everything was in flower and the colours of blooms and foliage were... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well I can honestly say that these local gardens are an absolute credit to its friendly staff & the Highland council. And it's FREE to enter. I doubt I will ever go to the Major Garden centre's ever again when there are plants & flowers for sale on site & at seriously amazing prices. Need advice ? No problem at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had not been here for a number of years but paid it a visit when my parents came to stay. Was surprised to find entry is now free. Gardens have now matured and beautiful tropical plants, waterfall, fish etc. Have a walk around and sit down and enjoy your surroundings. Cafe is fantastic, great cakes and tea in quirky cups.... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a convenient stop on my walk along the Caledonian canal and back to the City Centre. Also very polular with the locals which is always a good thing! Good range of drinks and cakes, but there is at lunchtime soup available which I can only recommend: piping hot and filling! One slight disappointment: packaged butter which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was not expecting to find these beautiful gardens right next to the rugby club. Wonderfully kept and a really relaxing and interesting way to spend some quiet time alone. Nice little cafe with super-friendly staff as well. Absolute pleasure to visit and a real credit to those who make it all happen. Looking forward to another pre-match visit on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These very nice Botanical gdns are FREE to enter and just a short No 8 bus ride from Inverness centre(bus stop100yds from bus& train station) ASK to be dropped off at CEMETERY GATES It's a pretty modern building opposite The Inverness leisure centre in BUGHT LANE The café just inside entrance has a selection of light lunches & refreshments pluss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Having found the art gallery and museum closed (it was a Monday), I took advantage of a fine sunny day and walked along the riverside to the botanic gardens. The walk itself was most enjoyable and the gardens worth the effort. Whilst they're not large in size they make up for in interest and beauty. There's plenty to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

A beautiful garden to spend half a day between beautiful and unique trees and flowers. Easy walking with nice point views of the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely gardens well worth a vist.Tropical house and cactus house, greenhouse and outside gardens.There is a cafe on site gluten free avalable on request also gluten free cakes.Check products contain list with staff before ordering.

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