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.
The garden contains an extensive collection of many rare and unusual plants - among the most breathtaking are the Himalayan poppies, Meconopsis.
The garden is predominantly a collection of plants from China, Tibet, Bhutan and the Himalayas. There is an impressive collection of original plants collected by famous plant collecting team Ludlow and Sheriff.
It also holds the National Collection of Cassiope, Mylnefield lilies and are working towards collections of other lilies and rhododendrons. Seasonal highlights include the renowned collection of primulas, alpines and rhododendrons in May and June while in the autumn the garden comes to life with the fiery red Acer palmatum.
The garden is managed by the National Trust for Scotland. It demonstrates what can be achieved in a relatively small garden in an urban setting.