St Andrews Botanic Garden Open Day


The Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden is promising that its Open Day on Sunday, June 22, will be a blooming success.

Entry will be free, courtesy of Fife Council, and a small army of enthusiastic and energetic volunteers from the Friends will be laying on a huge range of activities for all ages and interests around the Garden.

The planned events include bug and bee hunting and pond dipping for children, a story-telling tent, and, to celebrate this summer’s Commonwealth Games, a Commonwealth plant trail will take visitors round the grounds. Plus there will be music, refreshments, guided walks and stalls selling plants and local produce.

This year’s centrepiece will be a special exhibition to mark its first 125 years, showing the growth of the Garden in pictures and stories.

However, the Open Day will also be about looking forward.

After much uncertainty, the future of the Garden was recently secured when it was announced that its management will transferred later this year from Fife Council to a new charitable trust, which plans to open up the Garden to new opportunities - another key exhibition will explain what is being planned.

The Open Day is from 11am to 4pm and all proceeds will go to support the Garden.