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Dawyck Botanic Garden

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Address: Peebles EH45 9JU, Scotland
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+44 1721 760254
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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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Lovely big trees!

Great place for a walk in the giant big trees. Winter walk though so not very colourful but we knew that. The snow drops that cover the floor in places are lovely. Well placed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for a walk in the giant big trees. Winter walk though so not very colourful but we knew that. The snow drops that cover the floor in places are lovely. Well placed benches to sit and enjoy the stream. It's very steep in places.. you've been warned. This not a pet friendly place so don't take your dogs... More 

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Thank Trevor V
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this Botanical Garden today, the snowdrops were lovely, the main show was flowing down the sides of the stream. There are many types of snowdrops and they are well worth seeing, also apparently at the end of May the Roderdedrums will be out, so I will be back.

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Thank Sheena B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting.Trees of all varieties from all over the world.Snowdrops fantastic and aconites very special.Saw a Nuthatch feeding on a feeder near the cafe.

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Thank Kath542015
Cumbria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place we visited that was not dog friendly. Made worse in that it is not mentioned in their leaflets. They really need to join the 21st century and all the other attractions in the area which welcome dogs.

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Thank GraemeandHelen
Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a magic place, either for a longish walk up the hill and round the periphery, or just mooching about on the lower slopes, looking at trees and shrubs and the rolling Borders hills. The last time I went the coffee shop was about to close as it was late and a nasty rainy day, but they stayed open... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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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Thank Jim D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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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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