Discover this 2-acre hillside garden, created in the 1920s using seeds collected by plant hunters.
Admire alpine flowers, dog’s tooth violet and Himalayan blue poppies in spring.
Visiting in summer? The magnolias and the feathery purple Japanese maple are unmissable.
Take a deep breath in autumn – the katsura tree produces a delicious burnt sugar scent when its leaves turn.
This attractive garden, a peaceful haven within walking distance of Perth city centre, was developed by John and Dorothy Renton in the early 1920s after they built their Arts and Crafts-inspired house.
The couple were keen to have a garden that featured rare and unusual plants and flowers from all over the world. Thanks to the seeds collected by renowned plant hunters (including George Forrest and Frank Ludlow) and due to Dorothy’s remarkable gardening skills, the couple’s wish was granted.
Today, gardeners and botanists come from across the globe to admire Branklyn’s outstanding collection, particularly the rhododendrons, alpines and peat-garden plants. It also holds several National Collections of plants, including Meconopsis and Cassiope.
Join the ranks of gardeners and botanists who have been making horticultural pilgrimages to Branklyn for decades.
Branklyn Garden is set on the side of Kinnoull Hill, overlooking Perth. For almost 100 years, the garden has been a riot of colour and rare species – the distinctive blue Himalayan poppies, bell-shaped cassiopes, striking hellebores and dainty lungworts are just a few of the curious flowers to spot.
Purchase gifts, gardening books and plants, including a selection of unusual alpines, perennials and bulbs, in the shop.
Enjoy a coffee, available from the shop, sitting on one of the many benches dotted throughout the garden.
Car parking is available 400 metres up the hill from the garden entrance, and is free for members.
Guided tours are available and last for about 1.5 hours.
Group visits are welcome but please book in advance – 50 is the maximum number for a group. Coach parking is available at the garden entrance gate – coach drivers should contact the property regarding parking before arrival.
Disabled visitors can park at the garden entrance by arrangement with shop staff.
The garden is set on a hillside – some paths are accessible by wheelchair and there are benches at various points.
The shop has a ground-level entrance.
The toilets have been adapted for disabled use.
Branklyn Garden is on Dundee Road, Perth
Ordnance Survey Ref: OS Ref: NO125225
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