Monday January 16, 2017

Places to visit in and around Perth

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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. In...
Newmill of Kinloch, Clunie, Blairgowrie, Perth Kinross PH10 6SG

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...
Forneth, Blairgowrie, Perth Kinross PH10 6SP

End of village garden with an interesting combination of trees, shrubs and plants. Behind the house euphorbia mellifera and melianthus major grow happily amongst hebes and cistus. The garden also includes rhododendrons and azaleas, meconopsis,...
Abernethy, Perth Kinross PH2 9LH

‘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....
Ballinluig, Perth Kinross PH9 0NE

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...
Abernyte, Perth Kinross PH14 9SU

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...
Abernyte, Perth Kinross PH14 9ST

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 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

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...
Bonskeid, Perth Kinross PH16 5NP

Situated four miles south of Dundee, this one acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay. Features include a rhododendron walk, rockeries, informal woodland planting schemes with native and exotic plants, offering year...
1 Northview Terrace, Wormit, Fife DD6 8PP

An evolving three acre garden featured in Scotland for Gardeners and Scotland on Sunday. The house is surrounded by a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations for effect all season and there is also a vegetable...
Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife DD6 8RA

Inspired by a visit to Ruskin’s house and woodland garden at Brantwood. Azaleas and specimen rhododendrons are the principal plants as the acid soil within the wood makes them ideal, along with ability to withstand roe deer browsing. The...
St Fort Farm, Newport-on-Tay, Fife DD6 8RE

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

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...
Fortingall, Perth Kinross PH15 2LN

Rosewells, designed by the garden owners, has developed over the last 20 years. It has an underlying theme that each part of the garden should work in relation to the rest to create one overall effect. Child friendly. The design centres on texture...
Pitscottie, Fife KY15 5LE

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

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

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

Teasses Gardens have been developed by the present owners for 16 years and now extend to approximately 60 acres. In addition to the restored Victorian walled garden with fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and a large greenhouse, there are formal and...
near Ceres, Fife KY8 5PG

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

Get the chance to visit the rainforest in the heart of Scotland - at Scotland’s own fully themed jungle attraction and animal-handling experience. Get up close and personal with animals that include chameleons, caiman lizards, sugar gliders...
Above Torwood Garden Centre, Bellsdyke Road, Larbert, Stirling FK5 4EG

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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