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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Just returned from a fantastic relaxing break at lodge 1 at Elderburn Lodges.
The lodge really is a home from home and the setup of the lodge is great for 2 couples having the lovely spacious shared central areas but the bedrooms are spaced well apart.
The lodge was spotless and well equipped and some of the little extras within the lodge were excellent.
The location is ideal for visiting St Andrews and the lovely Fife coast.
The visitors book within the lodge was full of reviews from returning customers and we would highly recommend these lodges and look forward to our next visit.

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