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Dawyck Botanic Garden

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Address: Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1721 760254
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Dawyck is truly one of the world's finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of...

Dawyck is truly one of the world's finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre. Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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A hidden gem of countryside

A real worthwhile visit to see a fine selection of trees and plant life. Great for a gentle walk. A car needed since it is a fair distance from Peebles town centre.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real worthwhile visit to see a fine selection of trees and plant life. Great for a gentle walk. A car needed since it is a fair distance from Peebles town centre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Excellent day out. Very interesting and much to see.Good coffee shop and visitor centre.we spent three hours wandering around the gardens and will visit again when we are in the area

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves going to their fishery for the first time ever We Caught a rainbow trout and it was very tasty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

To get away from it all in beautiful surroundings you cannot beat Dawyck Botanic Garden. Lovely walks around the gardens in all seasons. Autumn is my favourite time for all the brown, red and golden colours on the leaves. The café is very nice for an enjoyable coffee or tea after a walk in the gardens

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We’re fortunate enough to live not far from the Gardens and in recent weeks have visited a few times to see the Autumn colours develop, have a walk and of course get a coffee and snack in the café. Into November the opening hours are reduced (10.00am to 4.00m) and by the time it gets to the end of the... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited this splendid garden with its ever awesome trees today, and was thrilled by the wonderful range of colours, on the branches and in great sprays on the ground. It was a memorable experience. Dawyck is always a splendid site; at the moment, it is something very special.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Spent a lovely couple of hours here, a beautiful place for a leisurely walk. Colours in October were stunning. Will definitely visit next Autumn, but also perhaps in summer!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had never heard of Dawyck until taken there by friends. Glorious autumn colours displayed on a wide variety of trees both tall and small. Nice cafe too with full windows looking on to the gardens.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful Botanical Gardens full of amazing trees. The gardens are beautiful at any time of year but the autumn colours are spectacular. Possibly not the easiest place to walk if you have a physical disability but even the areas which provide easy walking look amazing. Well worth a visit!

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great walk through the gardens on a relatively sunny day. Very peaceful and lovely views onto the hills. Nice little spots dotted around the gardens to take in the views and to relax. Would definitely recommend.

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