My kids really did not want to visit a garden (boring, they moaned) but once they got there they were really impressed. Truly breathtaking gardens all around. This is a place you can come to again and again to enjoy. Obviously for adults, it's a place of refreshment and beauty.
What did our kids like? They had a blast in the children's area with miniature houses (even my teens). They really enjoyed the garden area with all the fruits growing--the garden encourages you to sample their growing produce, so we got to try currants, cherries and other fruits right from the tree. We also got to see other fruits in various stages of growth, including kiwis and grapes. They also enjoyed seeing the animals, including a brand new baby llama (I think that's what it was).
One of the things I really liked was the signs indicating what the plants were. These were fairly well done, although they could have used some more, as some of the plants weren't identified. Only disappointment for my kids was that they had just replanted the labyrinth hedge, and it was only about 3-4 feet high, so they could all see over it, making the maze pretty much useless. It'll take a few seasons to grow in, just giving a heads up.
We only planned to spend an hour here and actually spent about 3 hours. Really great place to see, well worth it. A definite don't miss for St. Andrews.
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