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St Andrews Botanic Garden

Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
+44 1334 476452
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Great visit

Had a great visit to the gardens. Lots to photograph. Butterfly house is lovely and "staffed" with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gobbleandgo
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Lovely afternoon

Unplanned visit, we just popped in on the way past. Really lovely well laid out and signposted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
allyg1185
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Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great visit to the gardens. Lots to photograph. Butterfly house is lovely and "staffed" with very friendly volunteers. I had to clean out my purse for the entrance fee - the friendly person at the entrance didn't say if they took cards and...More

Thank Gobbleandgo
StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a great visit - it really is a family day out if you bring a picnic - (we encourage this!) or just enjoy tea and cakes at our lovely little tearoom. Sorry about the cash scramble! - we do indeed take card...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unplanned visit, we just popped in on the way past. Really lovely well laid out and signposted gardens. Childrens activities going on in the glasshouse. My son decorated a plant pot and planted sunflower seeds. He enjoyed trying to find the gruffalo in amongst the...More

1  Thank allyg1185
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

FIRSTLY £4:50 Oap entrance fee !!!!! Edinburgh and Glasgow don't charge Glass houses. good variety of plant and well laid out but very poor show in the beds all were needing weeded so much so they detracted us from the plants . What beds we...More

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, though it mentions a Botanic Garden does not hold a candle to the other Botanic garden's around the world. It is in the growing stage. But they still want 5 pounds for entry.

3  Thank Pierre_Kingston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the biggest or most interesting Botanical Gardens in the world but with an entry ree of £5 (more if you want to see the butterfly house) worth a visit.

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Particularly liked the butterfly house, pond area, herbaceous border and rock garden, in fact it was all beautiful. Great glass houses too.

Thank KarenM67
StAndrewsBotanic, General Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we re delighted you enjoyed the garden, it is beautiful all year but early summer is a real treat!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely peacefully area for a walk. On a nice day its a stunning location. Don't forget to see the butterfly house and grab a coffee

Thank Rob67P
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Just had a fabulous visit to the Botanical Gardens in St Andrews. A must visit the gardens are beautiful and so well set out. The plants and flowers 🌺 are superb. Went in the butterfly 🦋 house , they are absolutely beautiful and dance around...More

Thank 19ianp62
StAndrewsBotanic, General Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and I will pass on your comments to the staff. We pride ourselves on a warm welcome and being available to answer all your questions, both at the...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely wander round the gardens and greenhouses in nice weather. Opens at 10am and staff very friendly. Coffee very nice and facilities good.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Paid a visit to this hidden gem in St Andrews, the gardens were beautiful and peaceful we wandered round for a couple of hours and to top it all there is the butterfly house which you have to pay a little extra for but is...More

Thank DarleneConnor
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JanHollands
4 June 2017|
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Response from Patricia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of it is accessible
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Morag F
1 August 2016|
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Response from Sailrepair | Reviewed this property |
Yes ,as I recall there is a small car park at the entrance to the gardens.
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Chops0182
3 April 2016|
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Response from StAndrewsBotanic | Property representative |
HI, The Gruffalo trail was for Summer 2015 only. This Summer we have a tropical butterfly experience which is open 10-6pm - it is fantastic for the same age group! The Gruffalo only (no trail) is still in the garden for... More
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