St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Canongate, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8RT

    Explore 18 acres of beautifully landscape gardens and glasshouses containing exotic plants and flowers.

    Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s horticultural gems, St Andrews Botanic Garden is located between the Lades Brae and the Canongate. Sheltered by trees, the garden is home to 8,000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. The garden’s design and the impressive array of native and exotic species cultivated here have won it international recognition. Stroll along peaceful paths under the canopies of towering trees and take in the attractive herbaceous displays, water features, the rock garden and the peat garden. The glasshouses contain plants which would not otherwise flourish in the St. Andrews climate.  These include plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the weather or season, there are always plants in flower and attractive foliage to be admired both in the glasshouses and outdoors.

    4 Garden
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    April - September 10am to 6pm
    October - March 10am to 4pm


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Town Location St Andrews


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Transport within Scotland

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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
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes

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