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Escape to the countryside for a full day of family fun at our five-star museum and historic working farm. Tour our period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and discover how 300 years of farming...
Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire G76 9HR

AEOLIA: A third of an acre woodland garden developed since 1960 and designed to have something in flower every month of the year. The garden contains a large variety of mature specimen trees and shrubs, maples, primulas, hardy geraniums and...
Allanfauld Road, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 9DE

Extensive gardens with mature and new plantings. Ornamental landscaped lake and bog garden. Sweeping lawns below formal fountain and rose parterre with herbaceous border leading up to an attractive waterfall garden with shrubs and spring plantings....
Blanefield, Stirling G63 9AJ

The Walled Garden, acquired in 2013 by the present owners, has been planted with extensive herbaceous borders, box hedging, roses and many unusual plants. There is a White garden, an orchard, vegetable area, a long shrub border with primulas and...
Ballochruin Road, Killearn,, Stirling G63 9QB

One acre of mature garden, particularly fine in late spring with rhododendrons, azaleas, trillium, hellebore and other spring flowering plants and bulbs. There is also one acre of developing garden with herbaceous borders, vegetable garden and...
Stewarton, Ayrshire KA3 5JZ

Delightful small country garden with interesting planting at the front of the house. Plants are chosen for their resistance to both deer and rabbits. Late spring bulbs, geraniums, poppies and other colourful herbaceous plants and shrubs....
Kippen Road, Fintry, shire, Stirling G63 0YD

An award winning Victorian garden of just over one acre with a secret woodland garden to the side and an orchard leading off to a wild area at the rear of the house. Many unusual maple trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons are the main interest of...
2 Slamannan Road, Falkirk, Stirling FK1 5LG

The amazing views from Ben Lomond, to Ben Ledi and on to Stirling sold Thorntree to Carol and Mark 25 years ago. The garden evolved trying to keep a "cottage" feel. Carol sold old silver never used in years to build the dry stone wall. An apple...
Arnprior, Stirling FK8 3EY
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Wonderful and interesting sloping garden with outstanding views, terraced for ease of access. Woodland with bluebells, rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias, and many other unusual plants, including a big variety of meconopsis, and water features....
Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NB

A May or June visit to St Patrick’s House garden will be rewarded with a stunning display of rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and shrubs. Created over a fifty year period, the grounds of this five acre garden slope down to the River Clyde....
Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 9EG

An 18th century walled garden, with main feature a Cedar of Lebanon, reputedly planted in 1750 by the sea captain who built the house. It provides challenges for planting in terms of shade and needle fall. Distinctive garden ’rooms’ in...
Kincardine, Fife FK10 4QZ

Riverside gardens surrounding the only remaining workable water powered grain mill in Clydesdale. Diverse plant habitats from saturated to bone dry allow a vast range of trees and shrubs, both ornamental and fruit, with a vegetable garden....
Hyndford Bridge, Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 8SJ

Enjoy a Wonderful Day of Adventure and Play On a wooded riverside site that extends for nearly a mile, there’s so much to explore and enjoy at Almond Valley. The old stone buildings of the watermill and byres are home to friendly farm animals...
Livingston Mill Farm, Millfield, Livingston, Lothian EH54 7AR

Full Steam Ahead for great family fun at The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway! Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland’s largest railway museum. Your adventure starts when you buy your ticket from...
Bo’ness Station, Union Street, Bo’ness, West Lothian, Falkirk EH51 9AQ

The Kilbryde Castle gardens cover some twelve acres and are situated above the Ardoch Burn and below the castle. The gardens are split into three parts: formal, woodland and wild. Natural planting (azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias) is...
Dunblane, Stirling FK15 9NF

Central to the design of this walled garden is a path through a double mixed border. Long rows of vegetables and fruit also contribute to colour and design when seen from the house and terrace. A long border of repeat flowering roses and rose and...
Crossford, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 8QN

Kirklands, built in 1832 on the site of an older house, has been the Hart family home for nearly 40 years. Peter and Gill began creating a garden and it is still a work in progress. There are herbaceous borders, a bog garden by the burn, a woodland...
Saline, Fife KY12 9TS

Behind the house lies a hidden gem of a stunning seaside garden on a hillside with clever plantings, divided into separate smaller gardens including gravel garden, damp pond garden, heather garden, shady garden, herbaceous beds, shrubs, ferns and...
173 Marine Parade, Hunter’s Quay, Dunoon, Argyll Bute PA23 8HJ

This is a beautiful mature garden extending to 15 acres including the woodland walk. There is a formal herbaceous part, a small vegetable garden and orchard. In addition, there are flowering shrubs, abundant and striking rhododendrons and azaleas...
by Dollar, Stirling FK14 7NH

On the way up to Castle Campbell overlooking Dollar Glen, this colourful garden has several mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, a wildlife pond, two rockeries, alpine troughs, fruit and vegetable gardens, and a mini-orchard. The owner is a...
18 Castle Road, Dollar, Stirling FK14 7BE

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....
Muckhart, Dollar, Perth Kinross FK14 7JW

The site is about 400 metres above sea level, which is high for a cultivated garden. The surrounding landscape is open moorland with sheep grazing. The garden is largely enclosed by dense planting, but the various walks allow views through the trees...
Leadhills, Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6XS

Traditional 18th century walled garden with huge herbaceous border, shrubberies, fruit and vegetables. Stunning glen running along the North Esk river in the process of restoration (stout shoes recommended). Large pond with evolving planting. ...
Carlops, Edinburgh EH26 9LY

This young six and a half acre garden was started in 2006. There is a wide range of plants from trees to alpines. Features include a 200 yard woodland border along the burn, herbaceous beds, screes, an ericaceous garden, three alpine houses, a...
Littlemill Road, Drongan, Ayrshire KA6 7EN

Follow the Gruffalo Trail in the Woodland Garden at Ardkinglas, Cairndow
The Ardkinglas Estate, Cairndow, Argyll Bute PA26 8BG



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