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Stroll round the Commonwealth in St Andrews Botanic Garden

Visitors on the Commonwealth Trail at the Botanic Garden, St Andrews. June 2014

Visitors on the Commonwealth Trail at the Botanic Garden, St Andrews. June 2014

A new attraction at St Andrews Botanic Garden is giving visitors a different take on the Commonwealth.

With last week’s high profile baton-carrying ceremony in town and the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow just weeks away, the Garden’s Commonwealth Plants Trail is proving a big hit with visitors.

Funded by a generous £500 grant from St Andrews Community Trust, the trail takes a winding path through the Garden and Glasshouses, visiting plants from 12 different Commonwealth countries.

At each stopping point there is information on the country in question, a ‘creature’ to spot and a flag sticker for children to match to their world map.

Once visitors are finished their whistle-stop global botanical tour, another attraction is an exhibition in the Display House, which focuses on the 125th anniversary of the Garden and its development over the years.

There is also further information of the Commonwealth.

The family-friendly trail is free - although normal entry charges apply - and sticker sheets can be picked up outside the tea hut from 10am to 7pm daily.

 

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