• A small but magnificent garden
    A small but magnificent garden © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Geraniums and poppies in spring flower at Branklyn
    Geraniums and poppies in spring flower at Branklyn© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Visitors enjoying the colourful garden
    Visitors enjoying the colourful garden© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The rock garden, Branklyn
    The rock garden, Branklyn© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii
    Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The garden is full of surprises around the next corner
    The garden is full of surprises around the next corner © Brian Chapple

Two acres of magnificent garden, set on the side of Kinnoull Hill overlooking Perth. Branklyn holds an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants.

This attractive garden, a haven of peace within walking distance of Perth, was developed by John and Dorothy Renton with the help of seed collections from plant hunters such as Forrest, Ludlow and Sherriff.

Gardeners and botanists come from all over the world to Branklyn to see the outstanding collection of plants particularly rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants. Branklyn holds the National Collection of the striking and unusual vivid blue Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis. Other National Collections here are Cassiope and Lilium (Mylnefield lilies), and Rhododendron taliense.

For more information on seasonal flowers in the garden please visit our garden page.


Branklyn Garden Guidebook

Branklyn Garden Guidebook

Here is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among them is the Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii. There is also a rock garden with purple maple and the rare golden …

Branklyn Garden Guidebook£3.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

22 Oct
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Shop: Closed
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Gold
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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