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Ness Botanic Gardens, Ness

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Garden Nature / Park
Ness Botanic Gardens occupies a 26 hectare (64 acre) site with a waterfall and water gardens, award winning show gardens, 120 m (394 ft) of herbaceous borders, and more. Stretch your legs and learn more about the plants on one of the scheduled guided walks. Children will enjoy discovering the grass labyrinth, play area, and wide-open spaces to run in. Pop into the visitor center to see one of the many exhibitions that take place throughout the year. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the Garden Kitchen restaurant for local food and drink. If the sun’s shining, treat yourself to a Garden Kitchen created take-out meal to enjoy on the picnic benches or lawns. Using our online itinerary creator, Ness attractions like Ness Botanic Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very nice, but not as nice as it was 40 years ago when I was a kid. The gorgeous rose garden has been removed and not replaced. The heather garden is gone. There are no test beds to marvel over. It is...  more »
  • Heavy rain so few people & very peaceful. Beautiful displays; nice lunch; friendly staff & volunteers. Well worth a visit!  more »
  • Really lovely gardens like it that it is not over manicured and bits still left wild. Rock garden fantastic. Disappointed with the shop, plants for sale were dying or dead. Cafe table service only. On...  more »
Google
  • Yes! Ness! Come to Ness! No matter what time of year you are going to love it. The rock gardens are incredibly beautiful and serene, the open grass area's will help you unwind whilst the birds tweet and the clouds roll off the estuary.
  • Beautiful gardens with plenty to see. Take a few visits to see it all and changes throughout the year. Would say it is overpriced slightly.
  • We visited on beautifully hot Sunday afternoon. After parking in the free car park, we went inside the new building and had lunch at the restaurant there. As it was busy, we were told there was a twenty to thirty minute wait for food, but it only took nineteen minutes for the five dishes we'd ordered to arrive. The food was average, so three stars here. Definitely needs air conditioning! The gardens themselves are amazingly landscaped, though I must say I'm disappointed they removed the grass hill you could roll down! There's plenty to explore: though I perhaps finding a bench and taking in the view. There's free wifi, but you'll need the username and password from the counter (20 down, 20 up).
  • Fabulous place and it's so vast. We got married here in the gardens. The catering staff are amazing and so helpful and friendly.
  • Certainly worth a visit, you'll need a full day to get around all 64acres and see everything! Theres something to see in every month and a nice cafe, garden centre and gift shop