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Welcome to St Andrews Botanic Garden

Here you will find a living research and conservation experiment where we explore the ways ecology and evolution unfold in the plant kingdom.

Throughout our 18 acre garden you will see examples of some of Fife’s most dynamic habitats and plants from around the world, with research experiments investigating how plants compete, invade and support each other, and how communities assemble in response to their environment.

When you visit you will see that we are a garden in transition, testing new ways of managing and monitoring populations of plants.

What To See and Do



The garden is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. There is lots to see over our 18 acre site including a rock garden, rhododendron glade, pond, pinetum and much more!
Events at St Andrews Botanic Garden


We are running a series of events and we invite you to join us and book your place today.
Fun Holiday Events at St Andrews Botanic Garden


Join our kids clubs for fun and educational events based on themes of plants and science
Buy Tickets for Admission and Events To The St Andrews Botanic Garden

Buy Tickets

We are currently open everyday 10am-5pm and you can buy your tickets either online or in person.
St Andrews Botanic Garden Gift Shop


Our shop offers a range of locally-sourced gifts and plants, with something for everyone.
Food and Drink at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Food and Drink

Enjoy lunch, meet a friend for tea and cakes or pick up a takeaway coffee on your way past into town!
Schools Programmes at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Schools Programmes

We offer both self-led and tutor-led, with links to the new projects and key themes which support the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
Accessibility at St Andrews Botanic Garden


Our team are passionate about creating safe, welcoming and accessible environment for all and we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require any information to support you planning your visit.

Latest News

Biodiversity Plan 2022-34

Biodiversity Plan 2022-34

A New Life For The Garden's Buildings

A New Life For The Garden's Buildings

Community Plants New Woodland

Community Plants New Woodland

Also see our latest News and Blog entries.

A Place for Fun and Education

St Andrews Botanic Garden is a place for learning and discovering, relaxing and being mindful and playing and exploring. We hope you have a fantastic visit whatever your reason for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you!

Our collection is managed using Iris BG database and the Garden is an active member of BGCI: if you would like to know more about the collection, please contact

Projects at St Andrews Botanic Garden


Learn more about our range of current and past projects, including community-based and conservation projects.
Research at St Andrew Botanic Garden


St Andrews Botanic Garden focuses its activities in Conservation and Urban Ecology. Learn more about our current research activities.
Education at St Andrews Botanic Garden


We run an extensive range of educational programmes for all ages and interests.
Volunteering at St Andrews Botanic Garden


The Garden runs an active volunteer programme and is grateful for all of the work by the many people who support us.