Enjoy Perthshire’s Gardens

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.


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.

Drummond Castle
The Bield

The Bield

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.

 

PKVAS
Cluny House Gardens

Cluny House Gardens

Set amongst some stunning woodlands in Highland Perthshire, Cluny House Gardens are home to exotic plants and trees originating from the Himalayas and North America. The gardens overlook the scenic Strathtay Valley and are home to red squirrels and a variety of different bird species.
Find out more at clunyhousegardens.com
Open: 10am – 6pm from 20th February to 31st October / Location:  PH15 2JT, Aberfeldy, 30 miles from Perth City Centre / Cost: £5 pp or £10 the whole year /While You’re Here: Visit The Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully or relax with refreshments at The Tay café in Aberfeldy.

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.

 

Find out more at bolfracks.com

 

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.

 

Bolfracks Estate