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Branklyn Garden

This enchanting hillside garden is a place of pilgrimage for plant lovers
Branklyn Garden with flowering rhododendrons and sundial
Overview
  • 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.

Today’s Opening Hours

Garden
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Entry prices

Adult
£6.50
Family
£16.50
One adult family
£11.50
Concession
£5.00
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Membership

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About this place

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 & Crafts-inspired house. It’s set on the side of Kinnoull Hill, overlooking Perth.

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.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Gold Award

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For the love of Scotland

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