Described as the finest two acres of private garden in the country', this oasis of peace and colour is a real urban haven, within walking distance of Perth. It contains an impressive collection of many rare and unusual plants - among the most breathtaking are the Himalayan poppies, Meconopsis. Seasonal highlights include the renowned collection of Primulas, alpines and Rhododendrons in May and June and in the autumn the garden comes to life with the fiery red Acer palmatum. The garden is predominantly a collection of plants from China, Tibet, Bhutan and the Himalayas. There is an impressive amount of the original plants collected by the famous plant collecting team Ludlow and Sheriff. We hold the National Collection of Cassiope, Mylnefield lilies and are working towards collections of other Lilies and Rhododendron section Taliensia, and Meconopsis. Rock garden restoration completed in 2009.
VisitScotland grading: Garden
Opening dates and times
1st April to 31st October, 7 days, 10am to 5pm
Shop opening times may vary.
Drive through Perth, and across the Queens Bridge, taking you onto the Dundee Road (A85). Turn right and follow the road for 200yds. There are large signs giving the directions to the car park. Arriving from the A90 (from Dundee or the Friarton Bridge), follow directions towards Perth. The car park entrance is about 0.5mile along the A85 from the motorway (A90) junction. There are large roadsigns.
There is a free car park in Fairmount Terrace. This is about 100yds walk from the garden entrance. The car park is well signposted from the Dundee Road (A85).
NB. There is parking for disabled at the garden entrance.
We hold the National Collection of Cassiope and are working towards collections of Lilies and Meconopsis. We are also well known for our excellent collection of Primulas, Rhododendron and Alpines. Our peat wall garden is a very good example of how to grow moisture loving asiatic plants. This form of gardening was developed by the Renton's (the creators of Branklyn), in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
We are mainly a spring/early summer garden, with spring bulbs, Rhododendrons, Meconopsis, Primulas and alpines. In the Autumn colour is another of the features of the garden - with stunning Japanese Maples.
Members of the NTS or NT are free, as are members of the Royal Horticultural Society. Adults £5.50, Child / Concession £4.50, Family £15.00
No dogs allowed
Disabled toilet facilities. Part of the garden is accessible on gravel and grass paths. Parking at the entrance to the garden.
Tea/Coffee machine. Visitors can take their drinks into the garden.
Plants for Sale/Retail Facilities
A very good plant sale. Many unusual plants, reflecting what grows in the garden. We also sell seeds from plants in the garden.
We have a small NTS shop on site, selling amongst other things, gardening books and tools, honey and jam, cards and various other NTS goods.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR INDIVIDUALS
10% discount on plants and £1 discount per person off the entrance fee on production of a printout of this page.
Group Size Mininum 10, Maximum 50
Coach Parking By entrance gate.
18 or more in a group £4.50 per person.
School Party £1 per person.
Members of NTS or NT are free.
Group Booking Arrangement
Telephone or write to Steve or Anette at Branklyn - 01738 625535
Steve McNamara, Property Manager/Head Gardener, will meet groups on arrival if possible. He will then give them an introductory talk on `how Branklyn started`, and what is going on at the moment. He can also do guided tours around the garden, but, most people prefer to look around themselves, with Steve available for questions. Tours can be tailored to individual requirements.