Branklyn Garden

Parks & Gardens

116 Dundee Road, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 7BB

    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.

    4 Garden
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    28 March to 31 October, daily, 10-5

    28 March to 30 April, Fri-Tue, 10-5
    1 May to 30 Jun, daily, 10-5
    1 July to 30 September, Fri- Tue, 10-5


    • Shop There is a small shop selling gifts, garden books and coffee to have in the garden.
    • Tea & Coffee Available There is coffee available at the gift shop and though we don't have a café or seating area, visitors can enjoy their drinks on the benches throughout the garden.


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Disabled visitors may park at the garden gate.
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    Branklyn Garden is on Dundee Road, Perth

    By road
    A85, over Queen’s Bridge, turn right and look for sign to car park on the left. From the N, via A90, follow signs to car park

    By bus
    Stagecoach (No 16) stops 200 metres from garden

    By rail:

    Turn right out of Perth Railway Station. Continue along main road to South end of Tay Street. Near the Fergusson Gallery you will see signs to Branklyn Gardens using footbridge over River Tay. When across turn right for Branklyn - 25 minutes walk.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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