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Branklyn Garden

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Address: 116 Dundee Rd. (A85), Perth PH2 7BB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738/625-535
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking

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A short, wee toddle around the more accessible areas of this garden revealed a number of 'bums in the air', i.e. gardeners refreshing different areas of the grounds. Chatted with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A short, wee toddle around the more accessible areas of this garden revealed a number of 'bums in the air', i.e. gardeners refreshing different areas of the grounds. Chatted with a couple who were willing to share their plant expertise. A haven.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This garden is part of the National Trust of Scotland so if your a member you can visit for free, if not an adult I believe is £6.50 they have a fantastic- collection of plants the rhododendrons are beautiful, Spent quite a while here just wandering around the extensive garden which is so pretty and just sitting in such a... More 

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Scotland
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36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were somewhat lucky and plenned this visit for June for the time rhododrendons and azaleas were in peak condition. We were not disappointed, superb! If you like gardening. We also discovered meconopsis, superb! (Blue Poppies) Difficult to comment about July and August!

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit! If you're not in a hurry you can spend hours just sitting on the bench and smell the flowers in bloom! Very well designed and maintained!

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Branklyn is a little woodland garden tucked away in a leafy suburb on the edge of Perth, and owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. It was originally planted by John and Dorothy Renton using material collected by many of the pioneer collectors of Himalayan plants such as Forrest, Ludlow and Sherriff. The result is a stunning mature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As we have a two acre garden ourselves this was especially interesting. Staff were very friendly and helpful in naming an unusual silver birch (wrote the name down for us, too, so we didn't forget it) and talking about the plants generally. We visited early in the day, which is a good idea as it became a little busy with... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am not a gardener at all but visiting places like these is so motivational how well you can arrange 2 acres of land. This garden is really amazing. I have visited it number of times now, to see how all it changes colors throughout the seasons. It really amazes me that still I am finding it fascinating. If you... More 

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Canby, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We go the the gardens at Branklyn once or twice every trip and are never disappointed. The two acre garden is well-maintained and is often busy with visitors, but never seems crowded. Depending upon how many photos you take, you can visit for an hour or half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had read good reviews about this garden, but it exceeded my expectations. The variety of plants is exceptional and the gardens are laid out so well, that at every point there is something fascinating to observe. The history of these gardens is quite intriguing, but best of all, are the plants offered for sale. I was happy to buy... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

They have packed a huge variety of plants, trees and shrubs into perhaps an acre. It is well designed, so that you can progress from zone to zone like rooms in a house. Beautiful, relaxing and interesting, with friendly staff.

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Address: Address: 116 Dundee Rd. (A85), Perth PH2 7BB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738/625-535
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth

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