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Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket

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Overview

Having to wait in long lines puts a damper on trip activities, but pre-booking your ticket means you can skip the line to enter the Dundee Botanic Garden. Once inside, you are free to explore the garden and temperate arboretum housing botanical wonders collected from all over the world.
  • Save time at Dundee Botanic Garden by pre-booking
  • Includes skip-the-line access for seamless entry
  • Visit at a time that best suits your schedule
  • Free to explore Dundee Botanic Garden at your own pace
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27 acre botanic garden and temperate arboretum
Educational displays including native species and an evolution garden
Glasshouse - Tropical and temperate collections until 3pm each day
12/9/2019 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY University of Dundee Botanic Gardens
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket.

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star-5
Lovely Day Out
Kirsten_W
, Aug 2021
Gradens are beautiful and relaxing. Kids loved the wooden play area and spotting the different wildlife.
star-4
A wonderful wander
Philip_C
, Jul 2021
It was just a wonderful walk in the sunshine as I meandered from one zone to another. But I didn't have time to visit the glass house - so I will need to go back.
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Claire_M
, Jul 2021
Botanic gardens in serious need of care and attention. Very expensive price for what we saw. Especially at this time of year where you would expect gardens to be in full bloom!
star-5
Lovely place
Rachael_M
, Jul 2021
Lovely place to visit, the gardens are beautiful, well maintained and the staff friendly. Things for kids to spot too out in the gardens and the cafe is great too
star-5
Great
Paul_B
, Jul 2021
Straight in to gardens, no fuss, quick, just what you want when you arrive, perfect. Worked perfectly.
star-5
Lovely place to visit!
Louise_K
, Jun 2021
Lovely experience, with lots to see and really friendly volunteers. Would highly recommend a visit and to go into to greenhouses and the cafe too! Lots of precautions for Covid-19, which made the whole experience feel safe and easy. Will definitely go again!
star-5
Worth a visit! Unexpected "treasure"
Alfred_C
, Jun 2021
It's a really well planned out garden to walk and far larger than I expected. Lots of seating for quiet reflection. There were a wide range of plants and trees everywhere, and the hothouse was amazing. Good views of Dundee airport too!
star-5
Perfect day!
Kara_W
, May 2021
Excellent place for a day out. The setup is great and the garden is very well taken care of. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!
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star-5
Lovely garden meeting
Hamish_C
, May 2021
Lovely gardens, friendly staff and great for the kids. Met my brother and family for first time in 8 months.
star-5
Gentleman at the front...
iain_i
, Mar 2021
Gentleman at the front was cheery, informative and helpfull. Kids and adults had a great time, the kids especially exploring and playing around the site.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
We are so glad our front of house volunteer helped make your visit special. I will make sure that gets passed on to help make his day too.
star-5
Beautiful place for a day out
Elizabeth_L
, Feb 2021
Botanic Gardens in Dundee were absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed our visit. 2 year old found plenty to explore.
star-1
Awful and waste of money. People going in who hadn’t paid.
Laura_C
, Dec 2020
I booked tickets on line like it was suggested on the website. So for 2 adults paid £10. There was no one to check my tickets at the gate and others were just going in who hadn’t paid. The map was hard to follow-should have been more child friendly with landmarks to help to read it. Other people were going in who hadn’t paid as there was no one to stop them or to check my tickets. Fairy door trail was ok but wasn’t technically fairy doors as not attached to trees, they were just plaques in the ground.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Laura , I am sorry your experience was not what we would have liked you to experience. As an educational charity, we are reliant upon the volunteers for support at the front of house, and I am sorry that they were away from post and this has been noted. This was an exception and has been investigated and measures put in place to ensure it does not occur again. The fairy door trail is a new visitor experience that was in place to support and encourage family's to explore the garden and its unique collections. They are purposefully not attached to trees and are designed to enable future change. They interact with the free map and guide which can be downloaded from our website and are on display to pick up outside our visitor centre (not requiring entry). The other visitors include staff, friends (members) and students who all have free access to the garden, which we accept may be confusing for our paying guests. We have made contact separately and again are sorry that you did not feel you had value for money on this occasion. COVID-19 is a challenging time for all of our visitor attractions especially those reliant on volunteers who often come from outside of the COVID restriction areas. A final note: we do have a door bell and contact telephone number for the duty gardener who was on post in display at the entrance. We have these measures in place to ensure we operate safely first and foremost.
star-3
Average
Alison_P
, Nov 2020
Would have liked to have my ticket taken but no one there. The gardens were great. The trees were magnificent. The weather was good and we were lucky.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
We are glad you enjoyed your garden visit and apologies that your expectations were not met with a front of house volunteer when you arrived. This is a challenging time operationally during COVID and our volunteer front of house capacity is much reduced. The volunteer may have arrived late or popped to the facilities but the sign at the front desk should have explained the COVID-19 protocols to gain entry. When you return this should be addressed and we hope the collection and the weather both engage you well in the new year.
star-4
Oasis of calm
Moya_N
, Nov 2020
Lovely little oasis of calm. Good selection of trees and shrubs and great views over the Tay. Glass houses were small but even at the end of October had some splashes of colour. Tearoom was a delight with warming soup and goodies. Staff were welcoming and helpful.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
We are so pleased you found us and enjoyed the garden - the autumn colour this year is wonderful and as you highlight the views for the garden are sublime. Do come and visit in again - the seasonal change is just as dramatic :-)
star-5
Easy to book
Rosanna_M
, Oct 2020
Easy to book our online tickets on the day we wished to visit although the Botanic garden opening times were somewhat confusing!!
star-5
Great day out
HEATHER
, Oct 2020
So beautiful. Whole family loved it. Relaxing and peaceful. Cafe staff so friendly and helpful. Food was great. Would go back. Would like to know more about the plants but didnt give much information.
star-5
Ticket to botanic gardens
Margaret_N
, Sep 2020
Easy to book, good experience at the venue. Only problem was retrieving the ticket on my phone. I had to save it as a screenshot to my photo gallery, as it was hard to find the original message.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Margaret, Thank you for sharing this - as a back up we can access a copy here so if that happens again please just explain at the visitor entrance and we will check online and help where we can. Really pleased you enjoyed the garden experience with us and hope to see you again some day soon.
star-5
Botanic visit
Joan
, Sep 2020
Beautiful gardens with a great range of trees and plants. Some interesting and quirky areas to explore.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again as we develop more interesting areas in years to come.
star-4
Lovely but sort out pricing
David_N
, Sep 2020
Lovely peaceful corner of Dundee. Enjoyed a quiet reflective midweek sunny afternoon in the garden after lunch at the cafe. Good toilet facilties and disabled parking (if it was really busy I suspect parking would be difficult). Niggles were the map does not include the greenhouses, which are actually open. Also, many interesting plants and trees are not labelled, whilst some are. Despite phoning in advance, 'Estates' (phones are directed to there), had no clue about carer concessions and why prices on viator are different from the website. Bought 2 adult and 1 senior tickets online at £14 to find on arrival that a carer goes free, an adult is £3.90 and a senior is £2.90. No reason really why you should not be able to pay on arrival with a card at the correct prices.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear David, I am glad you had a good visit and will take on board the comments you have made. As all visitor attractions are finding this pandemic has brought many new operational challenges in opening safely during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are unable to handle cash or take card payment. The reason is due to compliance of buildings and ventilation. Hence all our public facings messages highlight the need to prepay in advance. During this unusual public health situation. The initial choice of our preferred online prepayment platform has been found to be restrictive and while allowing us to open on July 15th it has a lack of flexible pricing and ticket options which we would normally have. This will be resolved shortly by transferring to a new supplier as furloughed staff return to support the garden team. Labels are a challenge for all botanic gardens at any particular point in time. They are damaged, age in sunlight, are hidden in the foliage or even stolen. However, we do have all our trees numbered and many of our plants labelled in line with best practice of all Botanic Gardens. If you come again and record the number you can email our office or write to our curator and we will always reply with the names of plants we grow.
star-5
Mindfulness
Catherine_S
, Sep 2020
Three of us had lunch - very tasty then went for a walk round gardens very refreshing and liked the quirkiness like the elephant we then went into the large greenhouse and were impressed with the exotic plants such a collection then through and liked the cacti wow only complaint I had bought 5 tickets online but 2 friends couldn’t make it - if I could have bought tickets there I would have save £10 not your fault really otherwise a lovely afternoon and really made us feel great even in this trying time we will be back
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Catherine really gald you had a good time. With regards the tickets, if you are happy to come again we will honour your pre purchase with visits for the two people who could not come. Thank you for the feedback in the interim.

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