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One to watch

Although closed for the winter now this visitor attraction could become a tourist hotspot in... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
weecounty8
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Back to life!

To visit the Japanese gardens is such a relaxing experience. The place is coming back to life after... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Cecilia C
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Although closed for the winter now this visitor attraction could become a tourist hotspot in future. Describing it as a garden possibly misleads some people into thinking its a fairly small feature. In fact its more like a park with a lake,wooded walkways and japanese...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank weecounty8
Reviewed November 11, 2018

To visit the Japanese gardens is such a relaxing experience. The place is coming back to life after it was vandalized and abandoned since the 60's. Is a fantastic to see it come back again and so well done!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is a haven of peace, quiet & tranquillity. It was a grey, damp day when we visited but the autumn colours were vibrant and lifted our spirits. While limited in size the garden is well worth a visit - and the friendliness of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This garden is a surprising find in the middle of hills! I am glad I was told how to access the gardens as the signage is not obvious until you are through Dollar. There is work being undertaken to provide more pull in places as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Japanese Gardens and we liked the history display in the small cafe/ portacabin. The overall experience was very relaxing walking around and the work put in is very impressive. I will be back to visit the gardens in the height of spring next year.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank I4383IFbarrys
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Visited with my Mum and we knew the garden was still in the early stages but even so, it is a lovely place. It has a calm feel to it, even with some wee ones enjoying running about. Parking was ample and the wee cafe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aileen W
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful garden at the beginning of September. It is so peaceful and relaxing with lots of inspiration for a smaller scale project in our own garden. The story behind the garden's restoration is interesting and the guide book gives useful information regarding the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend one afternoon. The garden is beautiful, it's so picturesque, tranquil and peaceful. Will definitely be back once fully restored. It's worth popping into the cafe that's on site they have delicious soup.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindypop2003
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This Japanese Garden is well worth a visit. You'll find it about two miles east of Dollar on the A91 and there are some little arrow signs to point you to the left to the single-track three quarters of a mile approach road. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ScotlandMonarch
Reviewed September 21, 2018

After checking the website yesterday I found the Japanese Garden is open from 11am to 5pm . Today checked the website again to get the postcode for my Satan’s and noted it was shown as open . Duly arrived but very disappointed to find the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sally Frances C
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Response from lindypop2003 | Reviewed this property |
Closed Monday's and Tuesdays and doesn't open till 11am will also close at the end of Octover.
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Sally Frances C
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From their website: Tickets: GENERAL ADMISSION until 28th October Tickets may be bought on the day you visit (11.00am – 4.30pm Wed-Sun) Adult: £6.00 Senior Citizens (over 65) and Youth (16-24): £5.00 Children 4 – 15... More
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