The garden is comprised of mixed shrubs and herbaceous plants with many species of meconopsis and primulas. It extends to about one acre on the side of a hill with some steep paths and uneven ground. The soil is sand overlying rock - some of which projects through the surface.
A tranquil garden, divided by internal hedges into smaller areas. These include a small Japanese garden, spring bulbs naturalised in grass, a mini orchard and wildflowers, a rill, a wildlife pond, mixed herbaceous borders, all within an acre plot.
Interesting garden framed by hedges, with colourful herbaceous borders and fruit trees underplanted with perennials and annuals. There is a kitchen and cutting garden as well as a wildlife pond. Directions: Take the A827 Aberfeldy, B846 Coshieville then turn off for Fortingall and Glen Lyon.
Built on the site of a watermill on the Lunan Burn, originally laid out in the 1970s by James Aitken, the Scottish landscape designer and naturalist. The sheltered four acre garden has a range of mature trees, including a Himalayan blue cedar, large rhododendrons, azaleas and a wide range of shrubs.
This ¾ acre garden overlooks the Tay in the Braes of the Carse of Gowrie. The 150-year old high brick walls, which once enclosed the kitchen garden for nearby Abernyte House, today provide shelter for many colourful climbers and plants which are borderline hardy in Eastern Scotland, among them carpentaria...
‘I am just bowled over! I have never ever seen so many and such a variety of species rhododendrons growing in a private garden in this country’. This was the reaction of an eminent gardener from Ireland when she saw the garden for the first time.
The Steading at Newmill is situated on The Lunan Burn midway between Lochs Clunie and Marlee. There is a wild flower meadow that in spring is carpeted with Cowslips and in mid to late June several species of native orchids are in flower.
On top of a hill at 600 feet, giving wonderful views. The one plus acre garden flows round the house with lawns and mixed beds of trees, shrubs and perennials. To the rear, paths run through a wooded area with spring bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas. There are interesting trees, including seven species of rowan.
Visit Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take you from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden following Bonnie Prince Charlie’s own...