St Andrews Botanic Garden

If you’re looking for beautiful gardens to visit in Scotland, St Andrews Botanic Garden is a must! This tranquil place in the heart of St Andrews is home to a diverse collection of trees and plants. Take a woodland walk, visit the glasshouses, or simply sit for a while and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Things to do at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Bench overlooking plants and trees in botanic gardenAt St Andrews Botanic Garden, you can enjoy peaceful walks amongst the plants and trees, water features, rock gardens and herbaceous borders. Explore over 2000 square metres of tropical glasshouses containing cacti, plants and alpines. And, pop into the Tea Room and Gift Shop for refreshments and souvenirs.

There’s a varied programme of activities, such as guided walks and garden trails, family crafts and kids’ clubs, fascinating exhibitions and events. Check what’s on.

An Important Botanical Centre

Bees pollinating beautiful purple summer flowers in botanical gardens in St AndrewsNot only is St Andrews Botanic Garden a wonderful Scottish garden attraction for the whole family to enjoy, it’s also an important centre for botanical, horticultural and environmental knowledge. They have fully documented the entire plant collection here, so they can record and share data with others. Plus, they have meticulously labelled every species in the garden, so that visitors can easily identify them. And with more than 8000 species of native and exotic plants on display, there is much to see and learn about.

Planning Your Visit

Please check admission fees and opening hours when planning your visit to St Andrews Botanic Garden. And if you need self-catering accommodation nearby, check out our luxury lodges in Fife.

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