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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
+44 1721 760254
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Outstanding autumn colour

This is in the 1001 Gardens to See Before you Die book for good reason. The trees here are amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David R
Royston, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful autumn leaves

Great place to visit to see the leaves change colour. Some of the unpaved paths a bit wet so wear... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gwenno W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dawyck is truly one of the world's finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre. Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (17 reviews)
“autumn colours” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
+44 1721 760254
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is in the 1001 Gardens to See Before you Die book for good reason. The trees here are amazing. Well planted and with interesting walks, the autumn colour on a mid October day was fabulous. We liked the numerous paths that were easy to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit to see the leaves change colour. Some of the unpaved paths a bit wet so wear suitable shoes! Cafe was fab, shortbread amazing!

Thank Gwenno W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit at any time of year . The cafe serves beautiful well presented food in a nice enviroment .If you sit outside you can listen to the birds and watch them at close quarters . Thoroughly recommend it

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started off a rainy day so went in cafe and had coffee and their wonderful homemade scones. Sun came out and we had a wonderful walk through the massive redwoods. All paths well kept and not in the least muddy. Would recommend Dawyck Botanic Gardens...More

Thank lucycat012017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband - had a brief lunch of soup and roll then went to explore this stunning garden. Highly recommend - we had good weather and it was a wonderful afternoon strolling through the magnificent landscape

Thank Jacquie026
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were getting a bit weary of castles and museums.... what a beautiful change of pace. Plenty of different walks, lovely views, interesting trees and facts. Best of all a delicious lunch at the visitors centre. Don't miss the Ploughman's platter.... Yum.

Thank Susanne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, well maintained. Don't think this time of the year shows it as its best and the drizzle the day we visited did take a little away. Peaceful gardens, with good paths, some grassy but didn't venture on these. Cafe is very good. One...More

Thank Paulinei28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The day we visited it was very wet and so wasn't as enjoyable as a sunny day. It was a lovely arboretum with plenty of varieties in trees, however the entrance fee was £6.50 per person which seems slightly overpriced for simply and enclosed forest....More

Thank ArchieAtlas
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice collection of trees, rhododendrons and ferns. Set on a hilly site, there is plenty to see, with a nice burn running through the site. It would be well worth a visit in the spring to see the rhododendrons in flower. There is a...More

Thank 0-Norrie-0
Reviewed 20 August 2017

stunning gardens with both formal and informal settings and great coffee / light lunch shop. Get their early to secure a table outside, as if the weather is nice it gets busy!

Thank Ian M
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michele r
24 August 2016|
Response from Bigb473 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I am not sure. I did not see any dogs there when we were, but I cannot remember seeing any signs prohibiting them.