St Andrews Botanic Garden, St. Andrews

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#3 of 6 in Parks in St. Andrews
St Andrews Botanic Garden is a 4 star Scottish Tourist Board Garden. With 18 dazzling acres, 2000m2 of heated display houses and 8000 different plant taxa, the Garden delights in all seasons. The Gruffalo trail, childrens activities and exotic plants like bananas, kiwis and tomato trees make the garden fun for all the family.

Entry is £5/4.50 for adults, FREE for under 18, students and Friends of the Garden.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Unfortunately another over priced attraction. Rainy day so decided to visit the butterfly house. You have to pay £5 pp for gardens plus £2.95 pp to visit butterfly house. This is a lot of money if you...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I'm not sure what I expected but it turned out that we spent about 4 hours here. It was so interesting, the staff were very helpful & knew all about their area of expertize.. The butterflies were beau...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Enjoyed our visit, despite the rain. Cost us about £19 GBP for entrance to the gardens and Butterfly House and a child's activity book (2X Adults) Gardens and green houses well laid out and easy to ge...  more »
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  • Great glass houses and an interesting butterfly exhibit open at moment. Price is very reasonable at £5.
  • Lovely garden, with extensive greenhouses in particular. £5 entry fee but well worth it. Small coffee shop on the way in, nice to sit outside it when the weather is nice!
  • Really loved these gardens, they have a good layout and a nice shop at the exit.
  • Lots of lovely plants and butterflies but tea shop very smal with very limited menu
  • This is the only Botanic Gardens that charge an entry fee. Glasgow and Edinburgh dont so why does this one? I could understand if you planning to visit the butterfly house.

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