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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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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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Tranquil little corner of town

A charming little garden adjacent to the Fesival Theatre, well worth searching out. It doesn't cost too much (I found out afterwards that we could have got in free with our RHS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MrandMrsSmith2008
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Otley, United Kingdom
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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming little garden adjacent to the Fesival Theatre, well worth searching out. It doesn't cost too much (I found out afterwards that we could have got in free with our RHS membership, but I was happy to support them). Interesting information boards explaining the history behind some of the country's botanists who travelled the world to find plants. The... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area and have an interest in gardening then this is a definite Must See ! It has only been open a few years but it has matured well. it is well laid out into different regions/continents. If there is one small moan it's the lack of clear plant labels. Also, most of it is very... More 

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Thank Derek R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

These tranquil gardens are in a picturesque hillside setting. The meandering path is easy to walk with a colourful variety of plants, shrubs and trees from North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Himalayas, Japan and China. There are curved bridges, a pavilion situated at a high point, and an eco toilet in a wonderful acorn shaped structure. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The explorers' Woodland Garden was perfect for a liesurely hour and a half stroll in the Pitlochry area.

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Angus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Lovely setting lots of unusual plants to see with historic narratives. Also lots of plants to buy and ideal for plant lovers. I had no idea this was here recommend a visit. Refreshments available at the café in the theatre next door. Lots of parking with never. Some but not all areas suitable for wheelchairs. Probably not best for small... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Visited before when visiting Enchanted Forest and it's definitely worthwhile visiting agin in daylight !

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Thank triciamcl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I spent the morning wandering this fantastic garden and was lucky enough to get a guided tour from Julia the gardener. Even though it was October there were planfs in bloom and some gorgeous colour on the trees. Julia's passion and knowledge has created a quiet oasis and made the most of some spectacular views. I really enjoyed me time... 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 visiting and leaving such a lovely review! I have passed your kind comments on to Julia our Garden Manager, who is delighted you enjoyed your visit. We very much hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Lovely garden, amazing collection of plants from all over the world with lots of fun facts and really friendly staff. You can get a good cake and tea in the Festival Theatre Coffee shop as well. We took the kids to see an outdoor theatre show and it was just brilliant. 'Alice in Wonderland Adventure' very family friendly and lots... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear you and your lovely little doormouse enjoyed your visit! We hope to welcome you back to more Walking Theatre events in the future :-) Best wishes, More 

Nottingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is a charming garden, part of the impressive Pitlochry Theatre complex. The guy selling the tickets, along with the included map, were very helpful. The gardens are compact, but still quite extensive, with different regions, and a wide variety of plants and artistic features. Late Summer probably wasn't the best time to visit, with most of the flowers out... 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 had an enjoyable experience and found our customer service helpful. I hope we can welcome you back next year; in early to mid summer the garden is in full, spectacular bloom! Best wishes, More 

exuma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Amazing collection recognizing the famous Scottish explorers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries of new plants from around the world.

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

Hello, Thank you for your review; I'm glad to hear you found our plant collection interesting :-) I hope we can welcome you back soon! Best wishes, More 

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