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  • St Andrews Botanic Garden

    St Andrews Botanic Garden is a living research and conservation experiment where we explore the ways ecology and evolution unfold in the plant kingdom - right at the heart of historic St Andrews.

    We're home to some of the most dynamic plants and habitats, from both Fife and around the world.

    We aim to address the new combination of challenges the natural world is facing with positivity, creating an ecologically vibrant place to explore and learn about evolution and botany.

    Our newest addition is the Tangled Bank, showcasing the very best of North East Fife plant life. Incorporating sand dunes, meadows, glades, meandering grass paths and a boardwalk, the Tangled Bank is a beautiful space to spend time.

    Our Visitor Centre offers delicious, locally-prepared cakes and sweet treats from The Cottage Kitchen St Andrews, as well as hot and cold drinks and our Gift Shop and Plant Sale.

    How to find us

    On Foot/Bike: The garden is located on Canongate and is a 10 minute walk from the centre of St Andrews. The easiest route is to follow is via Viaduct Walk from the town, which brings you onto Canongate. Viaduct Walk is a shared path for bikes and walkers. We have bike racks at the garden.

    By Public Transport: The 99C bus route goes past the garden, to/from the town or to Dundee.
    The nearest train station for the garden’s is Leuchars, you can get the any 99 bus from the train station to St Andrews and the garden (normally every 10 minutes).

    By Car: We have a free car park at the garden. For satnavs, our postcode is KY16 8RT.

    Location

    Highlights

    • Tangled Bank
    • Rhododendron Glade
    • Rock Garden and Pond

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Red Squirrels
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Water Gardens
    • Woodland Gardens
    • Woodland Wildlife
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    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 16:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00 Friday: 10:00 - 16:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6.00 Child: Free Concession: £5.00 Membership: £28.00 individual/ £42.00 joint

    Facilities

    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Café/Restaurant Car park Event Venue Events Kids’ play area Picnic area Plant sales Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access

    Address

    Canongate, St Andrews, KY16 8RT

    Phone

    01334 461200
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    Walk with Our Team – Wonderful Wildlife in the Garden

    October 5th, 2022 - October 5th, 2022

    Free Friday & Tour
    Free Friday & Tour

    Free Friday & Tour

    October 7th, 2022 - October 7th, 2022

    Autumn Wreath Workshop
    Autumn Wreath Workshop

    Autumn Wreath Workshop

    October 8th, 2022 - October 8th, 2022

    ABC of Autumn: Family Nature Sessions
    ABC of Autumn: Family Nature Sessions

    ABC of Autumn: Family Nature Sessions

    October 10th, 2022 - October 19th, 2022

    Wildlife in the Garden Day
    Wildlife in the Garden Day

    Wildlife in the Garden Day

    October 15th, 2022 - October 15th, 2022

    Walk with Our Director
    Walk with Our Director

    Walk with Our Director

    October 19th, 2022 - September 19th, 2022

    Lunchtime Lecture: “Finding inspiration in plants and landscapes for weaving and dyeing textiles”
    Lunchtime Lecture: “Finding inspiration in plants and landscapes for weaving and dyeing textiles”
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    Walk with our Team

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    November 2nd, 2022 - November 2nd, 2022

    Walk with our Director
    Walk with our Director

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    Walk with our Garden Team – Behind the Scenes!
    Walk with our Garden Team – Behind the Scenes!

    Walk with our Garden Team – Behind the Scenes!

    November 30th, 2022 - November 30th, 2022