Scottish gardens

Crieff town centre and Local Loch Turret

Scottish Gardens to visit in Perthshire - members of Scotland's garden scheme - charity openings

Scottish Gardens Open Regularly in Perthshire

Ardvorlich, Lochearnhead, FK19 8QE
Ardvorlich Gardens are on the South Loch Earn Road 3 miles from Lochearnhead, 4½ miles from St Fillans in Perthshire.
Beautiful glen with rhododendrons (species and many hybrids) grown in wild conditions amongst oaks and birches.

Bolfracks, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EX
Bolfracks Gardens is 2 miles west of Aberfeldy on A827. White gates and Lodge on left. Follow the brown tourist signs.
Bolfracks is a north facing garden in a woodland setting with wonderful views overlooking the Tay valley.

Braco Castle, Braco, Perthshire FK15 9LA
Braco Castle Gardens can be found 1 to 1½ mile drive from gates at north end of Braco Village, just west of bridge on A822.
A 19th Century landscaped garden with woodland and meadow walks - many mature specimen trees and shrubs, and considerable new planting. spectacular views over Braco Castle park to the Ochils and beyond.

Cluny House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2JT
Cluny House Gardens are 3½ miles from Aberfeldy on Weem to Strathtay Road.
Cluny has a wild woodland garden overlooking the Strathtay valley - one of Britain's widest trees - quite spectacular.

Dowhill, Kelty, Perthshire KY4 0HZ
Dowhill Gardens are 3/4 mile off M90, exit 5, towards Crook of Devon
Woodland walks to the ruins of Dowhill Castle.

Glendoick, by Perth PH2 7NS

Follow signs to Glendoick Garden Centre off A90 Perth - Dundee road. Glendoick Gardens are ½ mile behind Garden Centre.
Glendoick Gardens, is revierred as one of Europe's top 50 gardens and boasts a unique collection of plants collected by 3 generations of Coxes from their plant-hunting expeditions to China and the Himalayas. Fine collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, primula, meconopsis, kalmia and sorbus in the enchanting woodland garden with naturalised wild flowers.

To reach Scone Palace Gardens from Perth travel east on the A93. Perth 2 miles.
Beautiful and extensive gardens and an amazing maze.

Scone Palace, Perth PH2 6BD




Scottish Gardens Open On a Specific Date

Megginch Castle, Errol Perthshire PH2 7SW
Approach Megginch Castle Gardens from Dundee only, directly off A90, on south side of carriageway ½ mile on left after Errol flyover, between lodge gatehouses. 7 miles from Perth, 8 from Dundee.
Megginch Castle Gardens are 19th century formal front garden, topiary and 1,000 year old yews. Walled kitchen garden and orchard.

Glendoick by Perth PH2 7NS

Branklyn Perth PH2 7BB
Branklyn Gardens are on A85 Perth/Dundee road.
'the finest two acres of private garden in the country' - Branklyn attracts gardeners and botanists from all over the world.

Glendoick by Perth PH2 7NS

Meikleour House, by Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH1 4QW
Meikleour Gardens are Five miles south of Blairgowrie on A93 at its junction with the Stanley/Kinclaven Bridge road.
Water and woodland garden on the banks of the River Tay.

Cloan, by Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PP
Cloan Gardens are South out of Auchterarder (Abbey Road) then follow yellow signs.
Walled, water and wild gardens and delightful woodland walks.

Gleneagles, by Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ
On A823 Crieff/Dunfermline Road just south of A9.
Informal, continuously evolving wild garden in the attractive setting of Gleneagles.

Balnakeilly Pitlochry Perthshire PH16 5JJ
From Pitlochry take Kirkmichael Road through Moulin, 400 yards on left past Moulin Hotel.
Good strolling paths and wonderful views.

House of Aldie Fossoway, Kinross, KY13
'Aldie Castle'. Off B9097 approx. 3 miles south of Crook of Devon.
A recently reorganised garden beside a 16th century Tower House (not open).

Comrie Village Gardens Comrie PH6 2PF
Once in Comrie, from A85 turn into Bridge Street (between RBofS and White Church). Turn left into Strowan Road, follow road past fire station, first left. Tickets and map from Pat & David Onions, 21 Tay Avenue. Comrie won an RHS Gold Medal and Best Large Village for the competition "Britain in Bloom 2007". Some of the gardens which helped to win this prestigious award will be opening their gates.

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR
A9 to Pitlochry town, follow signs to Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
A wonderful new garden overlooking the River Tummel, planted with a mixture of species and cultivars to represent The Scottish Plant Collectors.

Bradystone House, Murthly, Perthshire PH1 4EW
From south/north follow A9 to Bankfoot, then sign to Murthly. At crossroads in Murthly take private road to Bradystone.
True cottage courtyard garden converted twelve years ago from derelict farm steadings.

Blair Castle Gardens Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5TL
Off A9, follow signs to Blair Castle, Blair Atholl.
Blair Castle stands as the focal point in a designed landscape of some 2,500 acres within a large and traditional estate.

Carig Dhubh, Bonskeid, Perthshire PH16 5NP
Take old A9 between Pitlochry and Killiecrankie, midway turn west on the Tummel Bridge Road B8019, 3/4 mile on north side of the road.
The garden is comprised of mixed shrubs and herbaceous plants with meconopsis and primulas - Beautiful surrounding country and hill views.

The Cottage 36 Main Street, Longforgan DD2 5ET
Turn off A90 at Longforgan sign between Perth (15 miles) and Dundee (5 mIles). Situated in the middle of Longforgan Main Street. Street Parking.
This two acre garden faces south and has views of the Tay and Fife Hills. There are rhododendron and azalea beds, herbaceous borders and roses, water features and many interesting trees.

Wester Cloquhat Bridge of Cally, Perthshire PH10 7JP
Turn off A93 just north of Bridge of Cally and follow signs for ½ mile
Enlarged in 2001 to include a water garden. Lawns, mixed borders with a wide range of shrubs, roses and herbaceous plants. Fine view down to the River Ericht.

Auchleeks House, Calvine, Perthshire PH18 5UF
North of Blair Atholl turn off A9 at Calvine. B847 towards Kinloch Rannoch, 5 miles on right.
Auchleeks is a classical Georgian house with a large herbaceous walled garden in a beautiful glen setting surrounded by hills and mature trees.

Glenlyon House, Fortingall, Perthshire PH15 2LN
Take A827 Aberfeldy, B846 Coshieville then turn off for Fortingall and Glen Lyon
garden framed by hedges, with colourful herbaceous borders and fruit trees underplanted with perennials and annuals. Intensive deep vegetable beds in Scotlands longest Glen.

Boreland, Killin, Perthshire FK21 8TT
Off A827 through Killin, first turning left at Bridge of Lochay Hotel. House approx. 2 miles on left.
Very pretty walk along river leading to arboretum.

Drummond Castle Gardens, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4HZ
Entrance 2 miles south of Crieff on Muthill road (A822).
Italian style formal garden is said to be one of the finest in Europe and is the largest of its type in Scotland. One of the most interesting features is the multi-faceted sundial designed by John Mylne, Master Mason to Charles I.

Cluniemore, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5NE
Off A9 before Faskally Bridge. Cluniemore gate on the left.
Mature garden in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills.

Comrie Village Gardens Comrie, Perthshire PH6 2PF

Machany, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NW
A9 to Gleneagles, signed to Crieff A823. Follow road past Hotel for approx. 3 miles. "Machany 1¼ miles" turn right.
Machany is an arboriculturist's haven with trees planted over 200 years ago by the Drummond family.

Battleby (Scottish Natural Heritage), Redgorton, Perth, Perthshire PH1 3EW
Battleby Gardens are 5 miles north of Perth, signposted from A9
35 acre estate comprising woodland, lawns and wildflower meadow.

Tea Gardens in Scotland

Steading Cottage has a micro tea garden