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What To See And Do In The Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden is a place for learning and discovering, relaxing and being mindful and playing and exploring.

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! We are also busy developing our new and exciting Tangled Bank area in the Garden, which showcases the very best of Fife’s habitats.

We hope you have a fantastic visit whatever your reason for joining us today!

Exploratree Play Area

Run wild with the forest!

Our brand-new natural play area has been custom designed with a series of timber (re-purposing trees which were brought down during storm Arwen and Barra) and rope structures creating a giant spiders web!

Climb through the spider’s web and up to the tree house.

Look in the trees for red squirrels, up to the sky for birds and under logs for millipedes. Our Enchanted Web provides physical and creative play opportunities and challenges inviting children to climb, balance and explore the natural world around them.

Bespoke made by Sam Green, Exploratree is full of individual quirks, celebrating the individual nature of each piece of timber.  

Family Activities

We have seasonal self-guided family trails around the garden which are free with garden entry.

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Ramblers Rucksacks

Our Ramblers Rucksacks are packed with hands on activities and equipment for the whole family to enjoy whilst exploring the garden.

Available to hire for the duration of your visit for £3 per Rucksack - please speak to our Visitor Centre Team!

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Rest and Relaxation

Around the garden we have benches, seating and grassy areas where you can sit down to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

There are many great spots around the garden to sit and enjoy a picnic - we have lovely food and drink options available from our Visitor Centre and you are also welcome to bring your own picnic along.

The garden is home to lots of wildlife, including red squirrels, and a great variety of birds and insects which you can discover during your visit.

Read more about us in our Visit section.