• Cruickshank Botanic Garden

    The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens were built on land bequested by Miss Anne Cruikshank to commemorate her brother Dr. Alexander Cruikshank. The 11 acre garden is located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than 1 mile from the North Sea. There has been a garden on this Read more [...]

  • Branklyn Garden (NTS)

    Hard by a busy main road, Branklyn garden is a haven of peace and colour. It is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among the most breathtaking is the Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii. There is a rock garden with purple Read more [...]

  • Cluny House Garden

    Cluny House garden is a 2.4ha Himalayan/North American woodland garden overlooking the scenic Strathtay valley, was planted and developed by the late Bobby and Betty Masterton from 1950. A feature of Cluny is its natural appearance, with many woodland plants regenerating and expanding freely beneath a canopy of rhododendrons, acers, Read more [...]

  • Crathes Castle & Garden (NTS

    The garden beside this romantic chateau-like Scottish tower house, with its little round towers and square overhanging turrets, was very much the brainchild of Sir James Burnett and his wife Lady Sybil. It was their brilliant imagination and plantsmanship earlier this century which gradually evolved the distinctive, compartmentalised, ornamental thematic Read more [...]

  • Attadale Gardens

    Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson whose father, John, was the factor for the Seaforth estates in Kintail, Lochalsh and Lochcarron. The love stone above the middle first floor window shows their initials DM and E MK and a heart. Little is known of the original garden, Read more [...]

  • Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden (NTS)

    The Lochalsh Woodland Garden, 2 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87, provides pleasant walks beside the loch. Mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches with developing collections of bamboo, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons give the garden its attractive diversity. This traditional Highland crofting cultural landscape encompasses crofts, Read more [...]

  • Benmore Botanic Garden

    Benmore Gardens set in a majestic mountain setting is a vital link to disappearing wilderness. The Benmore Gardens are a sub-station of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden. Reflecting the two collections that dominate the Garden, Benmore has been rightly described as both a living textbook of the genus Rhododendron, and with Read more [...]

  • Bolfracks

    Walled garden with borders of trees and perennials. Burn garden with rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas and meconopsis. Good autumn colours. There has been an ornamental garden here since the mid 18th century. Most of what can be seen today originates from 1970’s and is the work of the late Mr J Read more [...]

  • Ardanaiseig Gardens (V)

    The history of Ardanaiseig really begins in 1801 when Archibald Campbell of Blackhouse and Finalyson purchased this property of Tervine from the Inverawe Estate which had been owned by his ancestors since the 14th century. After his death in 1832, Tervine, which comprised a very ancient ferry house and about Read more [...]

  • Arduaine Garden (NTS)

    On A816, 20 miles south of Oban and 17 miles north of Lochgilphead. A haven of tranquillity nestling on the west coast, Arduaine Garden is most spectacular in the late spring and early summer when the rhododendrons and azaleas are at their glorious best. With informal perennial borders giving a Read more [...]

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