Inverness Botanic Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Bught Lane, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 5SS

    Inverness Floral Hall is a sub-tropical oasis in the heart of the Highlands with greenhouses, cactus house, landscaped gardens, tropical fish pond, sensory raised flower beds and cafe.

    The floral hall, gardens and cafe is a unique visitor attraction that offers a tranquil break amidst beautiful floral displays. It was opened in 1993 by Prince Edward and has been inspiring local gardeners and visitors from every continent ever since.

    The climatically controlled hothouse features winding pathways along which you can discover a superb array of subtropical plants, a cascading waterfall and a pool full of friendly Koi Carp. The adjoining cactus house shows an award winning range of cacti and succulents with many specimens provided and maintained by the Inverness Cactus & Succulent Society.

    The outdoor garden, which is sheltered by a large stone wall, presents innovative colourful displays including mixed trees and shrubs, heathers, herbs, seasonal and mixed plantings all within a fine range of raised and ground level beds. Younger ones will be sure to find, hidden among the shrubs, the teddy bears, mole and tortoise and superb examples of chainsaw carvings.

    Further along the pathways, past lawns and shrubs, you will come upon a large rockery are flanked by the colourful cottage garden and wild flower plantings.

    You will find a small but attractive range of indoor and outdoor plants that are priced low to ensure excellent value. Some of the plants are grown by our staff and some by the trainees on our Garden Project for Adults With Learning Disabilities. As a not-for-profit' organisation, the money from the sales is used to offset costs and to keep their admission charges as low as they are.

     The cafe is operated by Cobb's who are well known for their great value refreshments and light lunches.

    The Floral Hall is also an ideal venue to hire for wedding photography and evening wedding ceremonies and we also have a meeting room for daily hire which is ideal for meetings and training sessions for up to thirteen people. The Floral Hall is a truly unique and wonderful place and is a must see for any visitor to Inverness.

    3 Garden
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    April - October, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. November to March, monday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Last admissions 30 minutes before closing time. We are closed for two weeks over the Christams/New Year period.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Russian spoken


    • City Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Inverness Railway Station turn left out of station onto Academy Street, cross to Inglis Street then turn right on to High Street and follow this to the River Ness. After crossing the bridge turn left along side the river and follow the riverside for approx 1 mile to Bught Park. Turn right into Bught Avenue, pass Inverness Ice centre to reach the sports centre. Turn left into Bught Lane - the Floral Hall is on the left.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training
    • Staff have specialised disability knowledge or skills (e.g. sign language)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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