• Achamore House

    The Clan McNeill became the undisputed Lairds in 1590 after a fierce power struggle between the MacDonalds and the McNeills. At the end of the 19th century Captain William Scarlett, the 3rd Lord Abinger purchased the estate and built the listed B Achamore House in 1884 to the design of Read more [...]

  • Ardkinglass Woodland Garden

    Contains one of Britain’s finest collection of conifers, including Britain’s largest conifer dating back to 1790, and a spectacular display of rhododendrons. Ardkinglas Estate was purchased in 1905 by Sir Andrew Noble. An outstanding collection of rhododendrons was established by Sir John Noble around 1920. Encouraged by his early success Read more [...]

  • Threave Garden and Estate (NTS)

    A 64 acre garden for all seasons. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of over 200 varieties of daffodil, there are also colourful summer displays from the herbaceous beds and borders, and stunning autumn colours from the trees and from the heather garden. There is also a dedicated bat Read more [...]

  • Mertoun Gardens

    Little is known of the early history of the gardens, but it is assumed from the great age of many of the specimen trees that they were laid out at the time the house was built in 1703-05. The gardens lie to the north and east of Mertoun House, and Read more [...]

  • Monteviot House Garden

    This river garden, running down to Teviot, has been replanted with herbaceous perennials and shrubs in an informal design. Other feature areas include a semi-enclosed terraced rose garden, pinetum, oriental-style water garden with rhododendrons and azaleas, and extensive lawns.

  • St Andrews Botanic Garden

    St Andrews in Scotland, well known for its connection to golf, can also be proud of its small, intimate Botanic Garden with many unusual species from all over the world. Discover a hidden gem with hot and temperate houses and glasshouses for cacti and alpine plants. The extensive hillside rock Read more [...]

  • Teviot Water Gardens

    Primarily a retail outlet for water plants but there is also an enchanting small water garden cascading down a steep bank to the River Tweed which can be viewed during working hours. Because of the topological characteristics of the site, the garden has been created as a series of terraces. Read more [...]

  • Malleny Garden (NTS)

    In the village of Balerno, less than ten miles from the centre of Edinburgh, this 3 acre walled garden beside 17th century Malleny House (not open to the public) provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of the nearby capital. This 1.2 hectares (3 acre) walled garden has a delightful Read more [...]

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