Explore the 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

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Things to do when visiting

At St Andrew’s Botanic Garden, you can enjoy peaceful walks amongst the plants and trees, water features, rock gardens, sand dunes and herbaceous borders. Explore the gardens Tangled Bank project, which you can find out more about here – The Tangled Bank – St Andrews Botanic Garden. Pop into the Cafe and Gift Shop for refreshments provided by The Cottage Kitchen and local souvenirs. There’s a varied programme of activities, exhibitions and events on offer at the garden. For families, there are seasonal self-guided garden trails, family crafts and kids clubs. And there’s a new kids play area with scramble ropes, a plank walk, climbing tree, stump jump, Eucalyptus log and a stepping stone walk. Check what’s on

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An important botanical centre

Not only is this 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.

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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. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation close to St Andrews. Contact us today via our online contact form or call us on 07840 801114.

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We stayed in lodge 4 which was by far the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in, immaculate, spacious, so well equipped. The books, DVDs and board games were an extra touch and came in handy for some family time after exploring during the day. The surrounding area is beautiful and so many things to see and do nearby. West Sands beach is clean and beautiful and Bishop’s Wood and Craigtoun Country Park about a mile away are both worth a look. There are so many things we didn’t get chance to explore so I think we will be back. I think we will struggle to find any other accomodation as nice as this. Many thanks to Anne and the team.

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