• Logan Botanic Garden

    Logan, a substation of Edinburgh Botanic Garden, is a plantsman’s paradise. More than 40% of the plants derive from the southern hemisphere and are to be found in few other gardens in Britain.

  • Edzell Castle

    Located approximately 2 miles West of Edzell. The beautiful pleasance, a walled garden was built by Sir David Lindsay in 1604; the heraldic and symbolic sculptures are unique in Scotland, and the flower-filled recesses in the walls add to the outstanding formal garden, which also has a turreted garden house. Read more [...]

  • Glenwhan

    A beautiful 12 acre hilltop garden overlooking Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway. Created in 1979, winding paths lead around 2 small lakes. A plantsman’s paradise, full of lovely trees and shrubs, particularly rhododrendrons, rock and water plants. Glenwhan Gardens has been described in Kenneth Cox’s book ‘Scotland for Read more [...]

  • Greenbank Garden (NTS)

    The attractive 2.5 acre garden indicates how wide a range of ornamental plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees can be grown in the area and is especially relevant to owners of small gardens. If you’re looking for ideas, inspiration and practical tips for your own garden, then a visit to Read more [...]

  • Castle Kennedy Gardens

    Castle Kennedy itself is but a ruin, though the garden is world-famous, and very large, at 30 hectares. Ingeniously using the ground between two lochs, there are landscaped terraces and mounds, and there is also wonderful background in the middle distance. Close to the sea, the micro-climate is favourable, and Read more [...]

  • Culzean Castle (NTS)

    This glorious 260 ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and Read more [...]

  • Dawyck Botanic Garden

    Dawyck, a substation of Edinburgh Botanic Garden, is dominated by its historic conifers, many of which are outstanding examples of their kind. Champion specimens thrive here, because although the harsh climate engenders slower growth, this leads in time to sturdier, longer-lived specimens. In addition to its wealth of North American Read more [...]

  • Brodick Castle (NTS)

    Brodick Castle is a castle situated outside the port of Brodick on the Isle of Arran, an island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It was previously a seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Contains one of the finest collections Read more [...]

  • Broughton House Garden (NTS)

    A fascinating small garden with Japanese influences and many surprises. An eighteenth century house with a twentieth century garden by the Artist E A Hornel, who lived here from 1901-33. He was interested in oriental art and the garden reflects this taste. A large cherry tree overhangs the pond surrounded Read more [...]

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