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University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Riverside Dr Dundee, Dundee City DD2 1QH, Dundee, Scotland
+44 1382 381193
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Cafe for Lunch

Came here on a Dundee day out to do the Maggie's Penguin Parade. There was a penguin located here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mags B
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
A Dundee gem !

Always a treat visiting this garden with a great variety of plant species and hot houses . We are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
craigluscar
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“coffee shop” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
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Riverside Dr Dundee, Dundee City DD2 1QH, Dundee, Scotland
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+44 1382 381193
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US$428 per adult
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US$16 per adult
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"coffee shop"
in 17 reviews
"cakes"
in 16 reviews
"trees and shrubs"
in 7 reviews
"plant life"
in 4 reviews
"interesting plants"
in 5 reviews
"slow walk"
in 3 reviews
"home baking"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 2 reviews
"late spring"
in 2 reviews
"parts of the world"
in 2 reviews
"hot house"
in 2 reviews
"soup"
in 9 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 9 reviews
"gentle stroll"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here on a Dundee day out to do the Maggie's Penguin Parade. There was a penguin located here and we decided to stop off for a spot of lunch. Plenty to choose from including sandwiches, toasties, paninis, soup etc and a kids menu. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a treat visiting this garden with a great variety of plant species and hot houses . We are pleased to see one of the Dundee penguins at the entrance to greet us . As a special treat staff had laid out a small putting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens, ideal paved areas for my wife who needs a scooter to get around,,Staff nice and friendly and very helpful

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Dundee botanics are a bit off the beaten track but well worth searching out. They're between 2 and 3 miles west of the City centre pretty much in a residential area but easily accessible by car (good parking) or bus (250 yards from a...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

If visiting the city don't miss out visiting this venue. There is plenty of parking spaces. The staff are very friendly and encourage questions. The gardens are set out with a leisurely pathway around the gardens. Within the complex sits a very nice restaurant with...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

on visiting the gardens we foundt he Gardens to be well laid out with plenty of information boards around .On the day we went there was a open day with staff members giving talks and exibitons with plants for sale ,we came away with a...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Nearly £20 for two mediocre mugs of coffee and a pair of bland toasted sarnies! This is not London.....and if it were I would expect better quality ingredients. Table service on the whole was good and the place was reasonably clean, shame about the ubiquitous...More

1  Thank griff t
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with some reservations as I am a big fan of the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, but I was pleasantly surprised. A lovely garden and glasshouse with various sections. A visit to the cafe is also recommended where the service was a little lacking, but...More

Thank RhiGri
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed a walk around the Gardens, beautiful Trees and Shrubs, loved the Glass Houses with the Cacti and other heat loving plants ! We spent quite a while watching the planes at Dundee Airport, fantastic view from the edge of the Gardens, yet the...More

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a very natural environment and so peaceful, ideal for a stroll while contemplating and clearing the cobwebs away. Some beautiful plants and trees. Amazing walks on a sunny day. You can even take your own wee picnic or stop in at the cafe...More

Thank mouseybrown
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Response from blairboy2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Easy access with wide, well maintained footpaths.
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Q7370HQandrewc
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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I can't see they'd have any objection
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