Gardens to Visit

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There are an amazing variety of wonderful gardens to visit in Perthshire.  Some are open all year and others are open occasionally through the Gardens Scheme.  Here are some within easy reach of Dunalastair Estate:

Cluny House Gardens, Strathtay

(1/2 an hour from Rannoch towards Aberfeldy/Strathtay) Well worth a visit, it features woodland plants beneath a canopy of rhododendrons, acers, rowans and birches. Giant Himalayan lilies, blue poppies, exotic arisaemas, skunk cabbages and candelabra primulas grow in profusion. Wonderful in May and June.
Opening dates and times 1st March - 31st October 10.00am - 6.00pm

Blair Castle Gardens, Blair Atholl

Opening dates and times April - October 9.30am - 6.00pm (last entry to castle at 4.30pm).

Bolfracks House Gardens, by Aberfeldy

Open from 1st of April through to 31st October.

Admission £4.50
Children under 16 are free.

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at one of the many tranquil spots in the garden.

Scottish Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

The Scottish Plant Hunters Garden. The garden is open everyday from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Branklyn Gardens in Perth - National Trust of Scotland

Here is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among them is the Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii. There is also a rock garden with purple maple and the rare golden cedrus.

Described as the finest two acres of private garden in the country, this oasis of peace and colour is a real urban haven, within walking distance of Perth. East side of river Tay.

 

Maragdubh is our favourite, the cottage and location is perfect for us and our 2 dogs....

GARDENS IN PERTHSHIRE - Tells you about the great variety of fascinating and diverse gardens to visit in Highland Perthshire.

Scotland's Gardens Scheme - Mostly private Gardens Open to the Public (The 'Yellow Book' can be bought in bookshops across Scotland)

Inshriach Nursery by Aviemore  - If you love Alpines, you should visit this nursery - a wonderful garden and nursery near Aviemore with interesting alpines

Gatehouse Nursery Crieff Road, Aberfeldy - has a good selection of plants.

Just a taste of the thousands of beautiful gardens in Perthshire and further afield.