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Inverness Botanic Gardens

Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly Inverness Floral Hall & Gardens, are an oasis of calm and beauty within walking distance of the city centre. With each new season the outside gardens are an explosion of colour and texture, and borders are planted to demonstrate a wide variety of plants and growing conditions. The impressive glasshouses reveal the drama of plant diversity ranging from the tropical rainforests to arid, heat scorched desert.
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Inverness Botanic Gardens Bught Lane | Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS, Scotland
+44 1463 713553
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Very nice botanic garden. Loved the large heather tree. Talked with one of the gardeners about the different varieties. Not large but still worth seeing

Thank duchat
Reviewed 5 June 2017

About a 20 minute walk from city centre. Very small but quaint. Worth a visit if you like this type of thing. They have a cafe and have plants for sale.

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I had planned go to visit the gardens when visiting Inverness based on the high ratings on TripAdvisor and it's high placing of things to do in Inverness. We found it slightly difficult to find and thought it would be signposted better. Anyway, it was...More

Thank Flintstone89
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A free entry garden run by a charity. Donations are appreciated. It has a tropical hot house and another with cactuses. Nice outside too with plenty of variety. There is also a cafe there.

Thank PipeTheStill
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is somewhere that I haven't been in years so as we had friends staying with us it was a nice place to visit. The Gardens aren't big but they are relaxing, just wander around. The greenhouses and hot houses are full of plants, some...More

Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Not the easiest place to find but well worth it! Some very impressive plants, especially the cacti. Lots of plants to buy also and a nice café.

Thank cat_black_22
Reviewed 15 May 2017

While not very big, this is a lovely garden and greenhouse. The variety is impressive considering the small grounds but lovely nonetheless. There is even a cafe for a snack while you are here.

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The botanic gardens are free to visit. There is a cafe with really friendly staff. The weather was nice so we were able to visit outside in the gardens and have drinks which was fantastic. It's quite small so you won't spend hours here, but...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A well laid out garden on a small site. The variety and colour of the plants and the attractive layout combined to make our visit really memorable. We enjoyed an excellent light meal in the cafe attached beforehand.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We spent a lovely afternoon here wandering around the beautiful glasshouses and grounds. It is beautifully kept and has a huge variety of flowers, plants and shrubs. There is also a coffee shop where you can sit out and enjoy the gardens whilst enjoying your...More

Thank WheezeyFox
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27 July 2017|
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Response from sparkymarky63 | Reviewed this property |
Worth adding that you'll have an opportunity to go over the fantastic Telford swing bridge - Google it for more info as I don't seem able to put the URL in here 😩
7 April 2017|
Response from pam4336 | Reviewed this property |
I usually park at the aquadome, it is literally a stones throw from the car park to the Botanical gardens. The time is as you see fit . It isn't huge but there is a cafe that makes scrumptious food. ( the cobb I think it is... More
30 November 2016|
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Response from Lloydilicous | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is