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Perthshire Gardens

Blair Castle

Blair Castle is at the hub of a designed landscape which encompasses some 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) within an estate of over 145,000 acres (58,725 hectares). Most of the landscape features were established during the 18th century. Perthshire Gardens.

Bolfracks Garden. The walled garden is an idyllic spot with herbaceous borders, the main Rose Garden and many sheltered corners. In the less formal wooded garden, known as the Burn Garden, visitors will find a typical spring woodland with dwarf rhododendrons, deciduous azaleas, lysichiton, meconopsis and many varieties of moisture loving primulas. Perthshire Gardens.

Branklyn Gardens

Branklyn Garden, 116 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7BB. This attractive garden, a haven of peace within walking distance of Perth, was developed by John and Dorothy Renton with the help of seed collections from plant hunters such as Forest, Ludlow and Sherriff. Gardeners and botanists from all over the world come to Branklyn to see the outstanding collection of plants, particularly rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants. One of the most striking and unusual plants here is the vivid blue Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis. Branklyn also holds National Collections of Cassiope and Lilium (Mylnefield lilies), and is developing a collection of Rhododendron taliense. Perthshire Gardens.

Cherrybank Gardens in Perth, s home to Europe's largest collection of heathers. The Bell's National Heather Collection. Here you can appreciate the range and colour of the flowers and foliage of some 50,000 plants representing 900 varieties, all set in a stunning garden setting. Perthshire Gardens.

Cluny House Gardens, 3 miles east of Aberfeldy, between Weem and Strathtay. Wander through this wonderful wild woodland garden and discover rare and exotic plants from around the world. Perthshire Gardens.

Drummond Castle Gardens, South of Crieff, is one of the finest formal gardens in Europe. Perthshire Gardens.

Dundee Botanic Garden. The Garden is open all year round, and always has something to offer visitors, no matter the season. We hope this brief pictorial tour will spark your interest enough to prompt you to visit the Garden sometime soon. Perthshire Gardens.

Glendoick Gardens. The World's Favourite Rhododendron and Azalea Nursery Established 1953. Mail Order, Export & Garden Centre Glendoick Gardens Ltd & Glendoick Garden Centre Perth PH2 7NS Scotland. Perthshire Gardens.

Scone Palace Gardens. A visit to Scone Palace is incomplete without spending some time in the Palace grounds. They are as splendid as the Palace itself.

Scottish Plant Collectors Garden. Pitlochry. This important new 'national landmark' garden pays tribute to over 120 plant collectors of Scottish descent. It lies on a hillside next to Pitlochry Festival Theatre.



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