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Abriachan Nursery Loch Ness Side, nr. Inverness, Highland. Although Abriachan is a plant nursery, there is a delightful, small, steep garden with many interesting alpines that can be viewed any day of the week. The lower part of the south facing garden is warm and open, higher up it enters a woodland. An inspiration to cold-climate gardeners. Scottish Gardens.

Achamore House Isle of Gigha, Argyll and Bute. More recent in their creation, these gardens were only begun in 1944. The Island has moderate rainfall and is virtually frost-free and wildflowers flourish in profusion.

Ardkinglass Woodland Garden Cairndow, Argyll and Bute. Contains one of Britain's finest collection of conifers, including Britain's largest conifer dating back to 1790, and a spectacular display of rhododendrons. Extensive redevelopment is in progress. Scottish Gardens.

Arduaine Garden (NTS) nr. Kilmelford, Argyll and Bute. On A816, 20m south of Oban and 17m north of Lochgilphead A haven of tranquillity nestling on the west coast, Arduaine Garden is most spectacular in the late spring and early summer when the rhododendrons and azaleas are at their glorious best. Scottish Gardens.

Armadale Castle Gardens, Armadale, Isle of Skye. The 40 acres of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers which make Armadale Castle Gardens, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, are remarkable for their beauty and for their very existence. The warm, generally frost-free, climate of the west coast of Scotland, a result of the Gulf Stream allow the sheltered gardens to flourish. Scottish Gardens.

Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Garden (NTS) nr. Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland. The Lochalsh Woodland Garden, 2 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87, provides pleasant walks beside the loch. Mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches with developing collections of bamboo, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons give the garden its attractive diversity.

Blair Castle is at the hub of a designed landscape which encompasses some 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) within an estate of over 145,000 acres (58,725 hectares). Most of the landscape features were established during the 18th century. Scottish Gardens.

Bolfracks Garden. The walled garden is an idyllic spot with herbaceous borders, the main Rose Garden and many sheltered corners. In the less formal wooded garden, known as the Burn Garden, visitors will find a typical spring woodland with dwarf rhododendrons, deciduous azaleas, lysichiton, meconopsis and many varieties of moisture loving primulas. Scottish Gardens.

Branklyn Garden, 116 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7BB. 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 Forest, Ludlow and Sherriff. Gardeners and botanists from all over the world come to Branklyn to see the outstanding collection of plants, particularly rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants. One of the most striking and unusual plants here is the vivid blue Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis. Branklyn also holds National Collections of Cassiope and Lilium (Mylnefield lilies), and is developing a collection of Rhododendron taliense. Scottish Gardens.

Brodick Castle Gardens. Isle of Arran. The woodland garden, begun in 1923 by the Duchess, is now home to an internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection. The walled garden dating from 1710 has been restored as a Victorian garden. The Country Park has waymarked trails, woodlands, waterfalls, gorges, wildlife ponds, a nature room and wildlife garden. Scottish Gardens.

Broughton House and Garden, Kirkcudbright. Fascinating garden with Japanese influences, which leads down to the estuary of the Dee. Scottish Gardens.

Castle Fraser and Garden, west of Aberdeen.

Cawdor Castle Gardens, Nairn, Highland. Superb formal gardens, including a parterre, surrounding a 14th century castle. Five woodland walks. Scottish Gardens.

Cherrybank Gardens in Perth, s home to Europe's largest collection of heathers. The Bell's National Heather Collection. Here you can appreciate the range and colour of the flowers and foliage of some 50,000 plants representing 900 varieties, all set in a stunning garden setting. Scottish Gardens.

Cluny House Gardens, 3 miles east of Aberfeldy, between Weem and Strathtay. Wander through this wonderful wild woodland garden and discover rare and exotic plants from around the world. Scottish Gardens.

Crarae Gardens (NTS) Minard, Argyll and Bute. One of Scotland's most naturally beautiful gardens. Famous for plants from all over the world, many are unfamiliar even to trained plantsmen. Scottish Gardens.

Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS) nr. Banchory, Aberdeenshire. The garden beside this romantic chateau-like Scottish tower house, with its little round towers and square overhanging turrets, was very much the brainchild of Sir James Burnett and his wife Lady Sybil.

Drum Castle and Garden (NTS) Peterculter, nr. Aberdeen. In the walled garden, the Trust has created a unique Garden of Historic Roses. Scottish Gardens.

Drummond Castle Gardens, South of Crieff, is one of the finest formal gardens in Europe.

Dundee Botanic Garden. The Garden is open all year round, and always has something to offer visitors, no matter the season. We hope this brief pictorial tour will spark your interest enough to prompt you to visit the Garden sometime soon. Scottish Gardens.

Geilston Garden, north of Glasgow.

Glendoick Gardens. The World's Favourite Rhododendron and Azalea Nursery Established 1953. Mail Order, Export & Garden Centre Glendoick Gardens Ltd & Glendoick Garden Centre Perth PH2 7NS Scotland. Scottish Gardens.

Glen Grant Distillery Garden Rothes, nr. Elgin, Moray. Three years of painstaking work, using historical evidence, old maps and the vivid memories of the local people have restored Glen Grant Gardens to the magnificent sight it was in Victorian days.

Greenbank Garden, south of Glasgow.

Harmony Garden, Melrose.

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse and Garden south of Cupar.

Inveresk Lodge Garden, east of Edinburgh.

Inverewe Garden (NTS) Poolewe, Gairloch, Highland. Here you will see the tallest Australian gum trees in Britain, sweetly scented Chinese rhododendrons, exotic trees from Chile and Blue Nile lilies from South Africa, all growing on a latitude more northerly than Moscow?

Inschriach Alpine Nursery Aviemore, Highland. This is also known as Jack Drake's Nursery, though he is no longer the proprietor. There is a fascinating small garden that is attractive in spring and early summer and can be viewed on any day except Sunday. Scottish Gardens.

Kellie Castle and Garden, near Pittenweem.

Kinlochlaich House Garden Plant Centre nr. Appin, Oban, Aryll and Bute. Strictly speaking, not a garden any longer but established in an old walled garden. This plant centre specialises in plants for the garden in amazing variety; more than most city planterias. Possibly Scotland's largest selection! Scottish Gardens.

Leith Hall and Garden (NTS) Kennethmont, Insch, Aberdeenshire. A 286-acre estate with ponds, trails, a bird observation hide, a hilltop viewpoint, unusual semicircular 18th-century stables and an ice house. The formal and informal gardens, with extensive borders, are noted for their colour and diversity. The rock garden has recently been enhanced by Scottish Rock Garden Cub.

Malleny Garden Off the A70, in Balerno, 6m west of Edinburgh city centre. Scottish Gardens.

Pitmedden Garden (NTS) Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire. The centrepiece of this property is the Great Garden which was originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden. The elaborate designs, now carefully re-created, were inspired by the garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop In the Border town of Melrose, beside the Abbey.

Scone Palace Gardens. A visit to Scone Palace is incomplete without spending some time in the Palace grounds. They are as splendid as the Palace itself.

Scottish Plant Collectors Garden. Pitlochry. This important new 'national landmark' garden pays tribute to over 120 plant collectors of Scottish descent. It lies on a hillside next to Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

St Andrews Botanic Garden in the East of Scotland
This garden has been described as a 'hidden gem' of Scotland.
Scottish Gardens.

Threave Garden and Estate Off A75, 1m west of Castle Douglas. Scottish Gardens.

Younger Botanic Garden Benmore, nr. Dunoon, Argyll and Bute. Set in mountainous terrain, the Benmore Gardens are a sub-station of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden. Reflecting the two collections that dominate the Garden, Benmore has been rightly described as both a living textbook of the genus Rhododendron, and with its unrivaled diversity of coniferous trees, as a National Pinetum. Scottish Gardens.

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