Enjoy Perthshire’s Gardens
Perthshire is home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful and scenic gardens, boasting immaculately kept grounds with a wide variety of plant species and wildlife making the area their home.
The gardens spread from the heart of the city centre of Perth up to Highland Perthshire and over to Strathearn. From projects such as the wonderful Walled Garden at Murray Royal to the manicured lawns of Cluny House Gardens set amongst the breath-taking backdrop of Strathtay Valley, you will nd inspiration and beauty in every corner of the region.
Many of the gardens are free to enter with others asking for a small fee or donation to help the upkeep of the grounds, lawns and oral displays.
Whether you are a keen gardener yourself, or are just looking to spend some time in a tranquil environment with stunning views, Perthshire’s gardens are certain to make a lasting impression on you.
Drummond Castle Garden
Described as the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland, this exceptional garden boasts many features, including a beech tree planted by Queen Victoria.
Featuring an abundance of beautiful flowers and carefully clipped hedges and topiary, the gardens are framed by views of Strathearn and the backdrop of Drummond Castle.
Find out more at drummondcastlegardens.co.uk
Open: 1 May 2017 – 31 Oct 2017 / Location: PH7 4HZ, Crieff, 20 miles from Perth / Cost: £6 with concessions available / While You’re Here: Visit the nearby Barley Bree Restaurant.
This charming walled garden is situated within thirty acres of lawns and woodlands surrounding Blackruthven House, just outside Perth.
The peaceful setting is connected to the project’s retreat, and invites drop in visits to the walled garden and labyrinth.
Find out more bieldatblackruthven.org.uk
Open: All year. Tuesday – Friday and alternate weekends. / Location: PH1 1PJ, 5 miles from Perth / Cost: Free / While You’re Here: Gloagburn Farm and Coffee Shop is brimming with local produce for a real taste of Perthshire.
PKAVS Walled Garden
Run by local charity, PKAVS, The Walled Garden at Murray Royal is a wonderful project that encourages people from all walks of life to enjoy the therapy of tending gardens.
Visitors will find a beautiful setting with owers, plants and homegrown veg all available to buy.
Find out more at pkavs.org.uk/walled-garden-perth
Open: Weekdays 9am – 4pm / Location: PH2 7BH, 1 mile walk from Perth City Centre / Cost: Free / While You’re Here: Visit the café based at the gardens from 11am to 3pm or walk a little further up to Kinnoull Hill for a truly scenic day out.
Cluny House Gardens
Bolfracks Estate & Gardens
Set into Bolfracks Estate, Bolfracks Gardens boast a stunning collection of rare and unusual plants, manicured lawns and beautiful sculptures.
A perfect place to unwind and while away a few hours, the peaceful walk through the grounds overlooks the Tay Valley and is open for the public to come and enjoy.
Open: 1st of April – 31st October / Cost: £4.50 for adults, free if under 16 /Location: PH15 2EX, Aberfeldy, 32 miles from Perth City Centre / While You’re Here: Dewar’s distillery and the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.