There are four wonderful and varied Pitlochry Gardens to visit. Here is detailed information on each garden. The gardens are varied from a garden designed and planted by the Duke of Atholl to a mid 20th century Himalayan garden.
Explorers Garden tells the tale of the early Scottish plant collectors. They set off around the world in search of exotic plants and flowers to grace European gardens.
Gardens are popular with today’s tourists. We have taken time detailing what each of the four Pitlochry Gardens offers. All are very different, so each have something different to offer the garden enthusiast.
The four Pitlochry Gardens:-
Hercules Garden Blair Castle
Named after the life-sized statue of Hercules which overlooks the garden, planned by the 2nd Duke of Atholl in the C18th, restored by the 10th Duke. READ MOREAddress:Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, PH18 5TH
Cluny House Gardens
Today the gardens are lovingly cared for by Wendy and John Mattingly. The gardens were started in the 1950's by Bobby and Betty Masterton, Wendy's Mum and Dad. They had a particular interest in Himalayan plants, which the local conditions are perfect for. There are two magnificent 150 year old Wellingtonias, one of them is Britain's widest conifer, with a girth of over 11 metres. READ MOREAddress:Aberfeldy PH15 2JT
Scottish Plant Hunters Garden Pitlochry
A very special garden, designed to celebrate the Scottish Plant Collectors. It was conceived and built with the assistance of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It tells the fascinating stories of the early Scottish Plant collectors. Julia the head gardener is a modern day Scottish Plant collector travelling all over the world. READ MOREAddress:Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR