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St Andrews Botanic Garden

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Address: Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 476452
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Beautiful for all ages

We're members of the gardens so we love it anyway, but we went with our grandson age 4 during the summer and saw it through new eyes. He loved the gardens and the little different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're members of the gardens so we love it anyway, but we went with our grandson age 4 during the summer and saw it through new eyes. He loved the gardens and the little different areas but the highlight was the children's activities in a greenhouse- drawing, making models etc, Very helpful staff and great ideas. Lunch at the picnic... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve been to St Andrew’s many, many times and never knew they had Botanic Gardens. Once owned by the council, they are now run by a group privately. Out a little from the town centre, they aren’t large, but very nice indeed. The hot houses/greenhouses are lovely - like a very small version of the Duthie Park Winter Gardens we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to do something on a day off and decided to stop here. I'd never been before, even though I'd lived in the area for 7 years. The woman was very welcoming when I arrived and talked through the gardens. It was a cold day but still a nice walk round, and the last of the autumnal colours could... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I loved the butterfly house, in other green houses there were cactuses, flowers and a pond. I loved the botanic garden ergo the butterflies go every where they even land on you, the man at the butterfly house gives you lots of facts the one I remember is that butterflies like food rotten, the more the rotten the more the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

At the butter fly house it was really hot in their there was a lot of butter flys in it and when I was walking around some butter fly went flying in front of me it was crazy. When we were about to walk out one butter fly landed on my head it was really cool and one landed on... More 

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Thank kprotheroewinters
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

When we were at St.Andrews we went to the Botanical Gardens to see butterflies and plants. At first it felt a bit weird because the butterflies were fluttering all around me, some people got butterflies on their arms, legs and even.........HEAD!!! Luckily I didn't get any butterflies on me! We also saw lots of plants, including the vannilla plant, banana... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When I first saw the sights at the St Andrews Botanical Gardens I was just… WOW! It was absolutely amazing. The butterflies were fluttering around the room. There were so many different types of butterflies there. The colours of the butterflies’ wings were so beautiful, like lots of tiny rainbows in the air. There are other groups of plants and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Amazing Day Out for EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! Interesting, lots of different types of plants and butterflies. For all ages and lots of variety of subjects. Best trip ever! It was very fun and is great for big groups or just a couple of people I loved it and found it a great day out. There they have a Tropical house, Cactus house,... More 

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Thank cgirdwood
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

At St. Andrews we went to the butterfly house.The butterfly house was amazing. because there were so many butterflies. It was very very warm and hot but it was BRILLIANT and I would definitely go back there . it would be suited with any one. when you are there you can see the butterfly's eating food you could also see... More 

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Thank ldunn2016
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

One month ago I went on a school trip to St Andrews and it was great! I wold definitely recommend it and would go again! The best thing we did was the Botanical Gardens . The butterflies looked like they were looked after very well and are very healthy. The food around the world walk had a tub of vanilla... More 

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