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Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha

Historic garden on the Isle of Gigha conserving rhododendron cultivars created by Colonel James Horlick.

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Little Sparta

Sculptural poetry at landscape scale on a beautiful wild moorland.

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Cairndow

A woodland garden with a renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Fochabers

A historic walled garden - the perfect Kitchen Garden inspiration.

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Archerfield Walled Garden

Dirleton

Great family day out with fairy trail, cafe, walled garden and meadows.

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Teasses Estate

Leven

A productive estate with beautiful and varied gardens.

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Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

Stranraer

Delightful mosaic of sheltered lakes, open moorland and parkland.

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Balmoral

Ballater

The Scottish home of the Royal Family set in stunning grounds

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Scotland's Gardens Scheme (Portrack - The Garden of Cosmic Speculation)

Dumfries

Whimsical, surreal and spectacular landscape designed to educate and entertain.

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Ballindalloch Castle & Gardens

Ballindalloch

This beautifully eclectic garden is full of hidden surprises, nestled on the banks of the River Avon.

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Dundee University Botanic Garden

Dundee

With a wide range of plants, a fine collection of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and a herb garden.

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum

Isle of Skye

Historic woodland gardens beside a castle ruin and museum.

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Cambo Gardens

St Andrews

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens

Oban

A quiet tranquil garden surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea

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Backhouse Rossie Estate

Cupar

A cleverly curated estate with extensive gardens and cafe.

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Kirklands

Saline

Two-acre garden consisting of a walled garden, woodland garden, bog garden and borders. 20 acres of woodland adjoin the main garden. The year starts with the snowdrops and hellebores then goes onto bluebells and rhododendrons. In May Meconopsis, candelabra primulas and bluebells take centre stage.

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Dunninald Castle & Gardens

Montrose

Beautiful wild and walled gardens on the Angus coastline.

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Finlaystone Gardens

Renfrewshire

Family-friendly estate with ancient woodland and mature gardens.

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Logie House Gardens

Forres

A riverside woodland garden with its own microclimate.

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Leathad Ard Gardens

Isle of Lewis

Charming private garden overflowing with flowers.

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Attadale Gardens

Strathcarron

Large fern collection and gardens in spectacular setting.

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St Andrews Heritage Museum & Garden

St Andrews

A secluded sanctuary at the heart of St Andrews.

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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye

Immaculately-kept castle gardens perched on a rugged shoreline.

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Mount Stuart House & Gardens

Isle of Bute

Huge and verdant gardens on a Scottish island.

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St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews

Inspiring research gardens and renowned plant collection in peaceful surroundings.

Dog-friendly gardens

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Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha

Historic garden on the Isle of Gigha conserving rhododendron cultivars created by Colonel James Horlick.

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Archerfield Walled Garden

Dirleton

Great family day out with fairy trail, cafe, walled garden and meadows.

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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens

Oban

A quiet tranquil garden surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum

Isle of Skye

Historic woodland gardens beside a castle ruin and museum.

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Mount Stuart House & Gardens

Isle of Bute

Huge and verdant gardens on a Scottish island.

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Fyvie Castle Garden & Estate

Turriff

Fyvie Castle houses an 18th century walled garden which contains a collection of Scottish fruit and vegetables. There is also a loch, American garden, woodland garden and landscaped grounds.

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Fochabers

A historic walled garden - the perfect Kitchen Garden inspiration.

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Teasses Estate

Leven

A productive estate with beautiful and varied gardens.

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Scotland's Gardens Scheme (Portrack - The Garden of Cosmic Speculation)

Dumfries

Whimsical, surreal and spectacular landscape designed to educate and entertain.

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Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

Stranraer

Delightful mosaic of sheltered lakes, open moorland and parkland.

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Logie House Gardens

Forres

A riverside woodland garden with its own microclimate.

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Cambo Gardens

St Andrews

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

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Falkland Palace & Garden

Cupar

Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist. Visitors can wander through our historic orchard, complete with a living willow labyrinth, and marvel at the beauty of our formal gardens designed by Percy Cane.

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Holmwood House

Glasgow

Holmwood House is a National Trust for Scotland property designed by architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson sometime between 1857/8. There are 5-acres of landscaped grounds including a kitchen garden and a variety of trees.

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Ballindalloch Castle & Gardens

Ballindalloch

This beautifully eclectic garden is full of hidden surprises, nestled on the banks of the River Avon.

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Dunninald Castle & Gardens

Montrose

Beautiful wild and walled gardens on the Angus coastline.

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Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Isle of Arran

Teeming with history and surrounded by mountains, Brodick is every inch the quintessential island castle. The formal gardens, woodland, waterfalls, bathing pools and bold rhododendrons conjure up an island charm that will beguile children and adults alike.

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Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden

Cupar

Downton Abbey fans need look no further than Fife to find this wonderful example of Edwardian stately living. Architect Robert Lorimer designed the landscaped gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden.

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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye

Immaculately-kept castle gardens perched on a rugged shoreline.

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Attadale Gardens

Strathcarron

Large fern collection and gardens in spectacular setting.

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Finlaystone Gardens

Renfrewshire

Family-friendly estate with ancient woodland and mature gardens.

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Cairndow

A woodland garden with a renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

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Balmoral

Ballater

The Scottish home of the Royal Family set in stunning grounds

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Crarae Garden

Inveraray

Tranquil woodland garden with Himalayan plants and tumbling waterfalls.

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Leathad Ard Gardens

Isle of Lewis

Charming private garden overflowing with flowers.

Highlights this month

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Little Sparta

Sculptural poetry at landscape scale on a beautiful wild moorland.

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Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

Stranraer

Delightful mosaic of sheltered lakes, open moorland and parkland.

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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens

Oban

A quiet tranquil garden surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea

Wildflower Meadows

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Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha

Historic garden on the Isle of Gigha conserving rhododendron cultivars created by Colonel James Horlick.

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Fochabers

A historic walled garden - the perfect Kitchen Garden inspiration.

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Archerfield Walled Garden

Dirleton

Great family day out with fairy trail, cafe, walled garden and meadows.

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Cambo Gardens

St Andrews

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

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Finlaystone Gardens

Renfrewshire

Family-friendly estate with ancient woodland and mature gardens.

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Leith Hall, Garden & Estate

Huntly

Quirky historic home filled with curios from all over the world. Outside, the beautiful grounds are one of the Trust’s hidden gems and contain our highest altitude garden, at 186m above sea level. From the top of the garden there are spectacular views of Aberdeenshire and the surrounding hills.

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Attadale Gardens

Strathcarron

Large fern collection and gardens in spectacular setting.

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Mount Stuart House & Gardens

Isle of Bute

Huge and verdant gardens on a Scottish island.

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow

Glasgow’s West End is known for its buzzing nightlife scene, fashionable boutiques and impressive Victorian architecture but beyond the cosmopolitan exterior, you’ll find a slower pace of life at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, whose grounds border the beautiful River Kelvin. This oasis of calm consists of a spectacular array of plants from around the world, including cacti and succulents from the arid deserts of Africa and America. If tropical planting is more your thing, head for the balmy climes of the palm house. Don’t miss Kibble Palace where the architecture of the tree fern collection is as impressive as the elegant Victorian-era greenhouse it grows in. For good weather days, there’s the heritage trail which winds its way through a mature arboretum and there’s a minibeast trail for little ones. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens blends the circling pathways and relaxed open lawns of a public park with the exotic planting of a botanical garden – so there’s something to see whether you’re just passing through or making a day of it.

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Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Isle of Arran

Teeming with history and surrounded by mountains, Brodick is every inch the quintessential island castle. The formal gardens, woodland, waterfalls, bathing pools and bold rhododendrons conjure up an island charm that will beguile children and adults alike.

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St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews

Inspiring research gardens and renowned plant collection in peaceful surroundings.

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Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh

Lauriston Castle is a multi award-winning venue in North Edinburgh. The castle is set in spectacular gardens hugging the sea-shore. You can enjoy a woodland walk, a visit to the award-winning Japanese garden, or step back in time and experience what life was like in an Edinburgh middle-class home at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Edinburgh

The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre.

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Kailzie Gardens

Peebles

In their seasons, including the display of Snowdrops, Daffodils and sheets of Bluebells, the Gardens provide a rich variety of colour and charm for both the keen gardener, and for the visitor simply wanting to enjoy a beautiful garden in peaceful surroundings.

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Logan Botanic Garden

Nr. Stranraer

At the south-western tip of Scotland lies Logan, the country’s most exotic garden. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, southern hemisphere plants flourish in this plantsman’s paradise near Port Logan in Dumfries & Galloway.

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Falkland Palace & Garden

Cupar

Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist. Visitors can wander through our historic orchard, complete with a living willow labyrinth, and marvel at the beauty of our formal gardens designed by Percy Cane.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Near Peebles

Dawyck is truly one of the world’s finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre.

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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Banchory

Drum Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and the Old Wood of Drum is home to oak trees dating from the 1700s. There is also a 'Garden of Historic Roses'.

Threave Garden

Castle Douglas

Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students of the NTS School of Heritage Gardening – and is a fine example of landscaped beauty. The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including a rose garden, rockery and walled garden.

Ardanaiseig Gardens

Taynuilt

Ardanaiseig Gardens have a great number of flowering shrubs of all kinds and areas of woodland gardens. There is also a hotel that is used for events and weddings.

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Blair Castle & Gardens

Pitlochry

Blair Castle is at the heart of historic landscape which was laid out in the 18th century and features an impressive walled garden, an extensive wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a whimsical gothic folly.

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Kellie Castle & Garden

Anstruther

Medieval atmosphere meets Victorian style at Kellie Castle. Take a wander through the Arts & Crafts garden with its magnificent herbaceous borders, filled with the heavy scent of old roses, along with fruit and vegetables which are all grown organically.

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Dunrobin Castle

Golspie

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. There is a falconry display, museum, and gardens open for the public to view.

Glenarn Garden

Helensburgh

Glenarn is a private garden, largely created and made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. This garden was established in the 1920s and 30s, overlaid on the original Victorian layout, with some remaining trees and rhododendrons from the 19th century.

Cluny House Gardens

Aberfeldy

The garden was created by Bobby and Betty Masterton and when they arrived in the 1950s there were a few trees – conifers, beeches and oak, but more notably the two magnificent Wellingtonias you can see today. The Mastertons had a particular interest in Himalayan plants which thrive in the Cluny's perfect conditions. Many of the seeds they grew are now large trees, such as the Tibetan cherry, notable for its mahogany peeling bark.

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