Are you a lover of the outdoors? We have just the Stack for you! Inverness has its very own Royal Botanic Gardens and it truly is a sight to behold! You will be immersed in the beauty and serenity of nature, viewing vibrant and stunning plants and flowers. Better yet you can do this for free! Relax as you stroll through the gardens and get lost in the beauty of it all. There’s so much to see here we think you will need more than one visit!
Where can you go in inverness that homes more than 100 species of cactus?
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Inverness was opened in 1993 by Prince Edward and since then has developed the garden into three main segments; Tropical, Cactus House and The Gardens. Within the Tropical area, highlights include; Coffee Plants, bird of paradise plants, bougainvillaea, a Waterfall, a Koi Carp filled pool and tender orchids. It also homes a variety of carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap, Sundew, North American Pitcher Plant and the Monkey Cup, found primarily in Borneo and Sumatra. The Monkey Cup not only catches insects but even small mammals. In the Cactus house, there are more than 100 types of cactus as well as 75 tonnes of rock and sand. They also have different events happening throughout the year so be sure to check what is on before you visit.
- The gardens are open every day from 10 AM-4 PM
- free entry
- There is a café for you to grab some food and a drink
- You can support by volunteering or donating