St Andrews Botanic Garden is a national treasure in the heart of St Andrews and great for all the family. Discover a haven of rare and unusual plants. Enjoy ponds, waterfalls, rock gardens, herbaceous borders and woodland walks. Over 2000 square metres of heated glasshouses protect cacti and large collections of tropical plants and alpines. There are trails for all ages and we have a tea room and gift shop, as well as plenty of picnic benches around the Garden.
Tropical Butterfly House
Open seasonaly, in our amazing flight zone you can observe amazing butterflies up close. Information panels identify the wide range of tropical butterflies and explain their lifecycle, role in pollination and unique dependency on specific plant species. Ideal for visitors of all ages and part of our extensive glasshouse facility, this is a great all-weather experience. Butterfly House activity books and wonderful knowledgeable volunteers will open your eyes to a world you had never imagined.
Free car parking is available at the front entrance of the garden including several disabled parking spaces.
A wheelchair is available from the ticket office for use around the garden.
The garden is approx. 18 acres in size, largely flat, with accessible paths in most places. Some areas of the garden have smaller paths that are not suitable for wheelchairs and/or mobility scooters and some of our paths are uneven in places. Our range of glass houses have no steps and are fully accessible for a lightweight wheelchair.
The garden has separate male and female toilets that are accessible and within easy reach of the glasshouses. A disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are located beside the Tea Room at the front of the garden, where the shop is also located.
The Tea Room is fully accessible with additional outdoor seating and high chairs are also available for use.