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St Andrews Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Great way to spend some time away from history and shops.

November may not be the best time to visit a garden but this place is special. A peaceful oasis... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Dave W
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Fort William, United Kingdom
Gorgeous landscape and Butterflies

Well worth the visit. The gardens are rich and varied, from greenhouses to country, shade, pond... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Kathryn F
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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St Andrews Botanic Garden is a beautiful living treasure in the heart of historic St Andrews. Inspirational plant displays cover rock and scree hillsides, ponds, woodland and herbaceous borders. Botanical and geographic garden displays and huge...more
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Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
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All reviews butterfly house rock garden beautiful butterflies butterfly exhibition gardens are lovely pleasant afternoon couple of hours town centre entry fee full bloom lovely place to visit few hours worth a visit lovely walk wander around sunny day plants
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

November may not be the best time to visit a garden but this place is special. A peaceful oasis containing every tree, shrub and plant you can name and some you probably never heard off. It would be great place to take a picnic in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thanks very much for your lovely review. We're glad you too think it's very special, like we do! We look forward to your visit in the spring - if you plan to come often, do ask about our membership options which might be of interest!

Reviewed 15 November 2018

Well worth the visit. The gardens are rich and varied, from greenhouses to country, shade, pond, rock and wildflower. My favourites were the ponds, water lilies and the wild flower garden. Then, as if plants, trees and flowers aren't enough there is a greenhouse full...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

We're delighted that you had a great time in the Garden recently! The butterflies really are a wonderful sight and although gone for the winter, we look forward to the re-opening of the Butterfly House around Easter 2019 wen we hope you'll be able to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Despite having visited St Andrews on many occasions this is the first time we have visited the botanic gardens. What a wonderful place of calm, wonderful examples of so many plants and trees. Particularly liked the herb gardens where you can recognize names of plants...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you for leaving us some feedback - we're so glad you came eventually! The Garden really is such a peaceful spot in the town and if you are planning to come often then we have some membership options which might be of interest too....More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Botanic Garden in St.Andrews has a lot to offer as it has an amazing rock garden and wonderful butterfly house

Date of experience: October 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

We're glad you think so, we do too! Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Worth a visit to meander around the gardens, perhaps not as pristine as some botanical gardens but has its own charm and tranquillity. A particular highlight was the butterfly house where you can see butterflies of all colours and shapes from around the world flying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review the Garden. We're delighted you had a lovely time and we hope you can return again - perhaps for another visit to the Butterfly House, re-opening Easter 2019.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Came upon by accident when walking around St Andrews, we booked the Butterfly House and it was beautiful, sun was shining and it made for a lovely afternoon out 😋

Date of experience: August 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

We're so glad you had a great time at the Garden and Butterfly House! You just caught the Butterfly House in time - it's closed now for the winter but look out for it around Easter 2019!

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This lovely garden was under threat of closure four years ago, which would have been a great loss. I'm happy to say that it's been taken over by a dedicated group of volunteers with help from some professional botanists to retain the status of botanic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Our visit to the Butterfly House was a good opportunity for us to capture images of a great variety of butterflies. All shapes, sizes and colours. They tend to land on your head and clothes and you have to be very careful where you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review and you sound like you had a great time! We love it when we receive guest's photographs, so do feel free to send any to info@standrewsbotanic.org!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

During a stay in St Andrews we visited these lovely gardens and had a lovely day out. So lovely to see

Date of experience: September 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

That's great to hear that you had a lovely day in the Garden and we hope you'll be able to come back sometime if you stay in St Andrews again. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

A really lovely botanic garden. Full of wonderful plants. The temporary butterfly exhibition is fantastic. Very friendly staff. The cafe is very good.

Date of experience: August 2018
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SusieH621, Public Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're delighted you had such a great time! We have lots of activities throughout the year, so we hope to see you again!

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Sylvia M
11 September 2018|
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Response from SusieH621 | Property representative |
Sadly not, the Garden contains plant species which would be poisonous to dogs if consumed, so they are not allowed inside.
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Rachel R
25 April 2018|
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Response from StAndrewsBotanic | Property representative |
Hi Rachel. Yes, there is! The First Friday of each month is free for Botanic Garden entry. Any paid for exhibits are still charged for, so currently entry to the Tropical Butterfly House would still be £2.95 each.
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JanHollands
4 June 2017|
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Response from patriciacC6105KH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of it is accessible
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