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Doggy Day Rules


Below is the list of rules for the designated days when dogs can come to the National Botanic Garden and bring their owners with them:

  • Please keep your owner on a non-extendable lead while you are in the Garden.
  • Please try not to walk on the flower beds as some of our plants are quite rare.
  • Please make sure that your owner cleans up after you.
  • Please try not to let your owner wander off on their own without you
  • Please try not to get too excited while in the Garden. The Garden staff will ask you to take your owner home if this happens!
  • Do not go into the Great Glasshouse or Tropical House, they house rare and important plants that you may harm or damage (with the exception of assistance dogs). 
  • Don’t let your owner take you to The British Bird of Prey Centre.
  • Please don’t let your owner take you into the Children’s Play area (with the exception of assistance dogs). 
  • However, you can take them into our Cafe and Shop if they want to have something to eat or buy something special for you to take home.
  • If you have a special job to do as an Assistance Dog, you can bring your owner every day of the year
  • But please ask your owner not to take you on one of our Visitor Buggies
  • And finally, if you are ‘on heat’ please don’t come into the Garden today

Many thanks

The Visitor Services Team (and their dogs)