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Dawyck Botanic Garden

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Lovely day out on an Autumn day!

Was watching Beechgrove garden on tv & they had been there. So my husband & I said we would go as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynne M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Beautiful!

A terrific garden to wander about, with a diversity of species, interesting history and ecology... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
salarsson
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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...more
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Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
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All reviews well worth a visit autumn colours mature trees scones great place to visit beautiful garden awe inspiring small shop early autumn douglas firs blue poppies lovely place for a walk nice cafe huge variety entrance fee for sale by chance
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was watching Beechgrove garden on tv & they had been there. So my husband & I said we would go as it was a lovely sunny Autumn day! We weren’t disappointed! Trees were amazing in their Autumn colours. We had lunch there before we started...More

Thank Lynne M
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lynne M We are so pleased you managed a visit having seen us on Beechgrove Garden. It has really helped spread the word about how magical the garden is at this time of year. In fact a visit at any time of year is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently with friends. Greeted by 2 pleasant women at the desk who showed us a map of the 65acre gardens and a suggested route. The gardens are in a beautiful setting; although, i think with it being a colder autumn day when we...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Adrienne P We are sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed by your visit, normally autumn is a great time to see the wonderful range of colours on the trees as the garden begins its transition into winter. However Dawyck is truly a year-round...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific garden to wander about, with a diversity of species, interesting history and ecology presented, some truly magnificent specimens, and great scenes and views. Recommended!More

Thank salarsson
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Simon L, Thank you for your visit and for leaving such a wonderful review. We do endeavour to make sure our visitor experience is an all-encompassing one. Your comments will help others who may be planning a visit. We hope you may visit again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a gloriously sunny day we went to Dawyck Botanic Gardens. There are a lot of trails and a fair few ups and downs but the trees and surrounding grounds were well worth it. (There is a £6.50 entrance fee to the gardens). After a...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear yunshou57, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your great review. Its a delight to hear that you had a lovely time and your comments will be a help to others who may be planning a visit. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In contrast to the last contributor who said this was 'small but perfectly formed', I think it is huge but perfectly formed... There are a lot of paths to choose from and trying to include most of them without duplicating or wasting unnecessary effort going...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris_and_Jean Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your positive comments. They will be a great help to anyone else who may be planning to visit. Its true the Garden is quite sizeable, it covers a massive 65...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Near Peebles, Borders - it is one of the four components of the Scottish botanical gardens and my favourite. Small enough to wander, the natural situation adds to the feeling of being somewhere special. Wooded glen twinkles with snowdrops in the spring and glows with...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear kookie1980, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and your lovely comments will help with others who may be planning to visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Nice welcome upon arrival, well maintained gardens with informative map available. Decent cafe with freshly prepared simple foods. Will be back!More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Justin O Thank you for visiting Dawyck Botanic Garden and for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are very please to hear you had a lovely time. Your comments will help those who may be planning a visit. We hope you...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Really colourful in Autumn, well worth a visit. Make sure you walk all of the paths as there are some terrific views. Had lunch in the cafe which was fine.

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear mckayandrew, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your positive comments. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had been looking forward to visiting Dawyck gardens for some time and eventually managed to get some dates in the calendar. The gardens were spectacular and interesting even though it was early autumn and the colours of the trees/bushes were just turning. The site...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear heike0range, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Autumn is a lovely time of year to see all the wonderful colours on the trees and shrubs. The air is often filled...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Been to the gardens previously, once in spring, once in the autumn, which are more than worth a visit This time as we drove past we decided to call into the cafe, always have lovely fresh food. Quite often dishes you don't see everyday. Haggis...More

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Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear casualclara, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your excellent comments. We will be very pleased to welcome you back anytime you may be passing!

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Response from heike0range | Reviewed this property |
I believe so - best to check web site for opening time as this varied summer to winter
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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.
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