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  • Looking down on Bolfracks Garden in springtime, Aberfeldy
    Bolfracks Garden in springtime, Aberfeldy
  • Looking over the colourful flowerbeds of Branklyn Garden, near Perth
    Branklyn Garden, near Perth
  • Cluny House Gardens, near Aberfeldy
    Cluny House Gardens, near Aberfeldy
  • Looking over the formal gardens - the largest in Scotland - at Drummond Castle, south west of Crieff
    The formal gardens - the largest in Scotland - at Drummond Castle, south west of Crieff
  • The South Inch, Perth
    The South Inch, Perth

Perthshire is home to some of the most spectacular gardens in Britain. See beautifully maintained, privately owned ones such as Branklyn Gardens, and wander around the sumptuous formal gardens of stately homes including Blair Castle and Kinross House.

From landscaped estates to colourful grounds blooming with rare and exotic plants, Perthshire is blessed with rich, fertile soil and a warm climate thanks to which the region boasts some of Scotland’s most spectacular gardens.

Deep in the Perthshire's countryside, near Aberfeldy, lies Cluny House Gardens. This enchanting woodland teems with fascinating trees, plants and wildlife and is a great place for a family day out. Look out for woodpeckers, jays and red squirrels as you follow trails and paths, and don’t miss Britain’s widest conifer measuring 11 metres.

Admire a mile of beech-lined avenue as you stroll along one of Scotland’s most important formal gardens, Drummond Gardens in Crieff, or why not combine a leisurely walk with history and head to Scone Palace? This crowning place of Scottish kings is surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful woodlands which are perfect for a gentle stroll or even a picnic.

Take some time out to discover the Branklyn Garden, a floral oasis within walking distance of the city of Perth, and explore its extensive collection of rare and unusual plants from China, Tibet and Bhutan, including Himalayan poppies.

Follow in the footsteps of famous Scottish plant hunters as you meander through the exotic Explorers’ Garden in Pitlochry. Helping to tell the enthralling stories behind the men who risked life and limb to bring interesting plants back to Scotland, take in views of South Africa before trekking through the North American glade.

Visit Perthshire and find the plethora of parks gardens to roam, each bursting with colour and interest all year round.

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  1. The Hermitage

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    The Hermitage is a conifer and deciduous wooded gorge with natural features including the River Braan and Ossian’s Hall.

  2. Cluny House Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • 3 Garden
    3 Garden

    Aberfeldy

    Cluny House Gardens are a secluded, unique woodland garden situated in the heart of Scotland, overlooking the scenic Strathtay valley.

  3. Branklyn Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    Perth

    Branklyn Garden is described as one of the finest two acres of private garden in Scotland. This oasis of peace and colour is a real urban haven.

  4. Scone Palace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Perth

    Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned.

  5. Easter Meikle Fardle

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Meikleour

    Easter Meikle Fardle is a delightful old-fashioned 2 acre garden in Meikleour.

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Blair Atholl

    Disocver Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders

  7. Drummond Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    Muthill

    Drummond Gardens are some of Scotland’s most important formal gardens and are among the finest in Europe.

  8. Explorers Garden

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    The Explorers Garden tells the stories of some of the men who risked their lives travelling the globe to find new plants and trees for cultivation, commerce and conservation.

  9. Fingask Castle

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Perth Area

    The magical grounds of Fingask Castle are filled with statues, gargoyles, a large collection of topiary and more.

  10. Braco Castle

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Perthshire

    Braco Castle has a 19th century landscaped garden with woodland and meadow walks, spring flowering bulbs, mature specimen trees and shrubs, and new planting.

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