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Branklyn Garden

This enchanting hillside garden is a place of pilgrimage for plant lovers

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Branklyn Garden – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please note that there’s no need to book in advance.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit. For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email on or telephone 01738 625535 (or 07974 579025).

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

There are accessible toilets.

Disabled parking is available at the garden entrance by arrangement with shop staff.

Baby changing
Buggy access
Children’s activities

Dogs are welcome in the garden but we ask that you please keep them on a lead.

Pre-booked guided tours are available.

We have a tearoom on the terrace offering home baking, tea and coffee.

Car parking is available 200m from the garden entrance.


Enjoy a relaxing walk around the garden and appreciate the fine views throughout the property. 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.

Gifts, ice creams, seeds and plants, including a selection of unusual alpines, perennials and bulbs, can be purchased from the shop.

Please note that, due to COVID restrictions, only one person may enter the shop at a time.


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.

Opening times

Garden and shop

Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed​

We offer outdoor seating.

Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily 11.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50