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St Andrews Botanic Garden

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Address: Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT, Scotland
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+44 1334 476452
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Loved Butterfly House

Pleasant grounds. Interesting plants in greenhouses. Good for a morning or afternoon visit. Small tearoom for refreshments. New addition is the Butterfly House with lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Agnes M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant grounds. Interesting plants in greenhouses. Good for a morning or afternoon visit. Small tearoom for refreshments. New addition is the Butterfly House with lots of lovely butterflies flying around.

Thank Agnes M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here after going to the aquarium. Just a couple minutes drive into St. Andrews and easy to find. Parking is free and there is disabled parking. The grounds them self are well kept and the butterflies were good to go see. £5 per adult and children under 18 or 16 are free. Can't quite remember. Plus £2.85 per... More 

Thank Nickyo85
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peacefull place. I'm sure that in summer there is a lot more flowers to see than now but I enjoyed it anyway. Our visit was free(every first Friday of the month is free), we only paid for butterfly house.

Thank patrycja_n87
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come to St Andrews all the time but never get past the beach and town. What a hidden gem the botanic gardens are. Greeted by a wonderful lady at the main gate who is full of information and boy can she multi task!!! Giving out info, selling tickets, running the cafe and gift shop and selling plants! And all done... More 

Thank Joukydaidles
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff and nice trip through butterfly house. Wasn't busy when we were there but at peak times could be quite crowded. Gardens probably not yet at there best but quite extensive. Another month might make a big difference. Nice ice creams from the shop

Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful variety of beautiful butterflies and a very nice gentleman full of interesting knowledge. Lovely coffee n carrot cake. enjoyable afternoon in a relaxed environment. My only complaint would be the toilets are not very clean.

Thank jenconnelly
StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful visit. For many the highlight of a trip is talking to the staff and volunteers we have in the Garden. The Butterfly House in particular relies on volunteers who spend a great deal of time hear and have deep knowledge that they are always keen to share. Our apologies that our facilities were... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked a lovely spring day to visit the Gardens .Plenty of parking available a ticket office & Tearoom with inside and outside seating There is also a shop and plants for sale. We took a walk down to the Butterfly House its a bit smaller than it used to be but still has a nice selection of Butterflies .... More 

Thank craigluscar
StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a lovely time - we have been very fortunate with wonderful Spring weather over easter and this is a beautiful time for you to be in the Garden. I hope you found some of the Vanishing Acts displays interesting as you explored the Garden. The Butterfly House is just the same size as last year,... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I studied at St Andrews over 20 years ago and knew of the gardens then but never visited them. Even on a chilly April afternoon these gardens are worth visiting and will be more so in the summer. Main attraction for us was the Butterfly House, which was simply enchanting and very informative. Mums and dads should note it welcomes... More 

Thank Will1957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit yesterday to the gardens. It was lovely to walk round & see what there is growing & imagine how wonderful it will look when the flowers bloom. The glass houses were very well stocked & we sat for a while enjoying the plants & flowers. There is a wooded area & a rock garden &... More 

Thank Patricia C
Millburn, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today was the first day of the butterfly experience exhibit at the botanic gardens. The people who run it are extremely proud and deserving of a visit to experience their work. The gardens are just awaking from the winter and there are so many plantings to enjoy. A very short and lovely walk from the town center bring you to... More 

Thank Theresa K
StAndrewsBotanic, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Theresa, thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the pleasant short walk from the town to the garden. It is a lovely walk in its own right, and with the garden located on historic lade braes, we often recommend visitors explore further if they have the time after a visit to us. More 

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