(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
Opening dates and times April - October 9.30am - 6.00pm (last entry to castle at 4.30pm).
Open from 1st of April through to 31st October.
Children under 16 are free.
Open 1st April to 31st October.
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)
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.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - Mostly private Gardens Open to the Public (The 'Yellow Book' can be bought in bookshops across Scotland)
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.