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Inverness Botanic Gardens

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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...more
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Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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All reviews floral hall cactus house exotic plants koi carp hot house for sale buy plants sports complex glass house leisure centre plant lovers free entry lovely place to visit worth a visit the river bught park sunny day
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit with super cafe. A great variety of plants and very well kept. Plants can be purchased

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ellie1005
Reviewed January 9, 2019

My wife and I came here with my son and grand daughter. The gardens are fine, worth a look but the scones (cheese) in the café!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made by the lady who served behind the counter I was so impressed I took a bag full home...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IAN L
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Tourist information recommended we walk down the river and these gardens were at the end. They are free (although I think if you didn't give a 'voluntary donation' you'd be a bit mean). November is never going to be a great time to visit gardens,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jo2606
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Bijou gardens with tropical and dry greenhouses. Beautifully kept greenhouses with colourful planting. Lille fish pond with a couple of HUGE koi carp, which presumbably live on the smaller ones. :-). Sheltered outside gardens with scented plants, edible plants, fruits etc. Nice little cafe too....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elspeth N
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We had a lovely time wandering the grounds of the botanical gardens. We enjoyed to cool fall air and taking in all the late fall foliage and the green houses made the day! Such a nice way to spend the afternoon with a good friend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

As a horticultural professional, I loved the Inverness Botanical Gardens. The flowers were beautiful and the collections were well presented. It didn't take long to view the entire place but I did appreciate how well the place was put together

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GinoB
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We came across the Botanic Gardens when walking along the River Ness from Inverness to visit the Ness Islands. It is small but some lovely flowers to look at. There were two green houses - one with variations of cacti and the the other with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank siand632
Reviewed October 29, 2018

A little gem well worth seeking out - smashing outdoor and indoor gardens worth seeing. A great restaurant attached provides good value, well cooked and presented food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert O
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The gardens are great. The hot houses even better especially on a grey day in Inverness. Spent many a lovely hour looking round and buying plants. Then enjoying a light lunch in the cafe. wonderful. From the outside you wouldn't know it was there. Straight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed October 26, 2018

A beautiful walk alongside the west bank of River Ness from the City centre took us to the small but perfectly formed Inverness Botanic Gardens. Free entry gained us access to the tropical hot house and arid desert glass house. Loads of beautiful flora and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from helentraveller1976 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes
April 7, 2017|
Response from pam4336 | Reviewed this property |
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
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Lloydilicous | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is