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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A very special place with wonderful trees and bushes

Dawyck is set on a hillside, housing special giants of trees and unusual and attractive bushed. It... read more

Reviewed today
JohnCEdinburgh
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Edinburgh
Fantastic walk

Fantastic autumn walk leaves rustling as you walk, amazing colours throughout tree lined skyline... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Alison B
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Kelso, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
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All reviews scones autumn colours well worth a visit mature trees great place to visit beautiful garden small shop early autumn douglas firs blue poppies every corner lovely place for a walk spring and summer nice cafe entrance fee gift shop a real gem
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Reviewed today

Dawyck is set on a hillside, housing special giants of trees and unusual and attractive bushed. It is peaceful, well-tended and a delightful place to roam in. It has an attractive cafe with splendid baking. Visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnCEdinburgh
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived yesterday to realise, too late, that the gardens are not dog friendly. We had a conversation with the two women assistants in the shop. One was friendly enough whilst the other assistant (outside the counter) was quite aggressive when explaining why dogs are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IrDel
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear IrDel, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden, we are sorry to hear you have been disappointed by not being able to bring your dog into the Garden. Dawyck has always maintained a clear policy on only allowing registered assistance...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic autumn walk leaves rustling as you walk, amazing colours throughout tree lined skyline. Super plant sale, gift shop and tea room. Happily spend a few hours, wish I lived nearer to enjoy more often.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison B
Royalbotanicgarden, Public Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Dear Alison B, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for leaving such a wonderful review. Your comments will help others who are thinking of making a visit. We hope you return soon!

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I really cannot understand why dogs are not allowed, even on a lead. Would like to understand the reasoning. Spoiled a beautiful walk.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mitch M
Royalbotanicgarden, Public Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Mitch M Thank for your comments, I am sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding dog access at Dawyck Botanic Garden. Unfortunately the Garden is, as you point out, a dog-free zone [with the clear exception of registered assistance dogs] and although we do...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

We love visiting Dawyk, and do so many times at all times of year and the shop and cafe are lovely too. However we were disappointed when we visited today for the members shopping event. I took my Mother in law along for some christmas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Dear Quirky-Bird-Gardener Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for kindly supporting our members Christmas shopping event. Funds raised from events such as this go back to support the good work of the garden. We were sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne M
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

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 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adriennep900
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salarsson
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yunshou57
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris_and_Jean
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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

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WendyMelrose
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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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