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Dawyck Botanic Garden

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Beautiful!

A terrific garden to wander about, with a diversity of species, interesting history and ecology... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Simon L
via mobile
Autumn Colours in the Sunshine

On a gloriously sunny day we went to Dawyck Botanic Gardens. There are a lot of trails and a fair... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
yunshou57
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
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All reviews well worth a visit mature trees scones great place to visit beautiful garden awe inspiring autumn colour small shop early autumn douglas firs blue poppies lovely place for a walk nice cafe huge variety for sale hidden gem by chance
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here recently with friends. Greeted by 2 pleasant women at the desk who showed us a map of the 65acre gardens and a suggested route. The gardens are in a beautiful setting; although, i think with it being a colder autumn day when we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A terrific garden to wander about, with a diversity of species, interesting history and ecology presented, some truly magnificent specimens, and great scenes and views. Recommended!

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a gloriously sunny day we went to Dawyck Botanic Gardens. There are a lot of trails and a fair few ups and downs but the trees and surrounding grounds were well worth it. (There is a £6.50 entrance fee to the gardens). After a...More

Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 1 week ago

In contrast to the last contributor who said this was 'small but perfectly formed', I think it is huge but perfectly formed... There are a lot of paths to choose from and trying to include most of them without duplicating or wasting unnecessary effort going...More

Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Peebles, Borders - it is one of the four components of the Scottish botanical gardens and my favourite. Small enough to wander, the natural situation adds to the feeling of being somewhere special. Wooded glen twinkles with snowdrops in the spring and glows with...More

Thank kookie1980
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear kookie1980, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and your lovely comments will help with others who may be planning to visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice welcome upon arrival, well maintained gardens with informative map available. Decent cafe with freshly prepared simple foods. Will be back!More

Thank Justin O
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Justin O Thank you for visiting Dawyck Botanic Garden and for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are very please to hear you had a lovely time. Your comments will help those who may be planning a visit. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really colourful in Autumn, well worth a visit. Make sure you walk all of the paths as there are some terrific views. Had lunch in the cafe which was fine.

Thank mckayandrew
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mckayandrew, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your positive comments. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We had been looking forward to visiting Dawyck gardens for some time and eventually managed to get some dates in the calendar. The gardens were spectacular and interesting even though it was early autumn and the colours of the trees/bushes were just turning. The site...More

Thank heike0range
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear heike0range, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Autumn is a lovely time of year to see all the wonderful colours on the trees and shrubs. The air is often filled...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Been to the gardens previously, once in spring, once in the autumn, which are more than worth a visit This time as we drove past we decided to call into the cafe, always have lovely fresh food. Quite often dishes you don't see everyday. Haggis...More

Thank casualclara
Royalbotanicgarden, Guest Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear casualclara, Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for your excellent comments. We will be very pleased to welcome you back anytime you may be passing!

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The shop and cafe are lovely and The wide range of menu is very impressive. Fresh, tasty food and baking offered every day. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Mashel23
Royalbotanicgarden, Public Relations Manager at Dawyck Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Mashel23 Thank you for taking the time to visit Dawyck Botanic Garden and for leaving such positive comments. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Response from Bigb473 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I am not sure. I did not see any dogs there when we were, but I cannot remember seeing any signs prohibiting them.
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