Drummond Gardens
Drummond Gardens
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  • Relax26056032890
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden visit
    Amazing what a lovely place to visit. We attended charity open day . What a lovely time we had. A lot of effort by all concerned . Gardens are amazing stunning is best easy to describe them.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Roger G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Finest Gardens of this Style in Scotland - Unmissable
    Came mainy to see the unique Scottish obeiisk sundial. This has been experltly restored. The castle and house are remarkable blocks of stone shaped to perfection and awe inspiring. The entrance drive between the beech trees is worth visiting in itself. Good car park and excellent 'facilities.' The entrance price is reasonable and the staff member was very friendly and informative. The shop is small but adequate. The gardens lack seating except at the cafe area. A very good cafe in a horsebox with good prices and high quality food. The gardens are superb with many interesting statues, a grotto, lochan, waterfalls, etc. The range of Scottish apple varieties is worth a look and the greenhouse ranges were well stocked. Everything well looked after and the robot lawn mowers were entertaining!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • geismom
    Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania1,877 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique layout of Gardens
    We visited the gardens on a bright, sunny day in September, and there were still plenty of blooms to enjoy. The grounds are lovely, and there is quite a bit to see while visiting. There are several flights of stairs to get from the main level to the gardens, so if you have mobility issues, you might need to consider that. There is a small shop where you pay the entrance fee, with some souvenirs to purchase if you are interested. We chose to have lunch at the Frothy Cow, which is a food wagon located on the grounds of the garden. There are picnic tables where one can eat, as well as some benches. We chose the egg mayo and a slice of Lemon Drizzle to split. The sandwich was very large (we were happy that we shared). Both items were quite tasty. The food truck also has specialty coffee drinks in addition to hot sandwiches and pastry treats. The price was quite reasonable, and the operator did take credit cards. There was a free parking lot that has restrooms in a corner building for your convenience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Cora B
    Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for Outlander fans and others
    The gardens are really spectacular, borders filled with flowers, shrubs, trees, loads of sculptures. For the Outlander series they filmed here, series 2, Versailles garden. There is also a short, 775 metres, woodland walk with loads of wooden sculptures. Have you got limited mobility? Drive up to the castle itself, park to get a ticket and enjoy the views from up the steps. You will be directed to a parking space which offers ground floor access to the garden. The castle itself is not open to the public. There is an excellent food truck, The frothy cow, serving hot and cold drinks salads, wraps, cakes. At the entrance is a small shop, staff are very friendly and accommodating.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • CharlottegCHC
    Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A view for all seasons
    The gardens are stunning any time you visit. The staff are warm and friendly and keen to assist in any way. It is a favourite Outlander filming location to stop at but anyone interested in history will be fascinated. The sundial is a particular show stopper and anyone who knows about the famous architect family from the 17th century will know why! The gardens are well cared for and evidently greatly loved.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written October 13, 2023
  • arthurjamesc
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See attraction
    Amazing experience - well worth a visit. The beautiful sunny weather contributed to our enjoyment but the gardens and entire site are spectacular. The lady in the ticket office was very welcoming and helpful in giving advice about the gardens. There are so many beautiful and interesting things to see but it is not too large that you are overwhelmed or worn out exploring it all. Everything is so well maintained and cared for with a great atmosphere of calmness and serenity. Driving up the magnificent tree lined avenue is an experience in itself and gets you suitably attuned to enjoy the gardens.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
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Bonnybridge, UK5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Lovely garden, clearly very well maintained. But it lacks character, and at £10 for an adult is far too expensive. I have been to more varied, more interesting, just *bigger* gardens, including formal ones like this, for £6 or £7. I'm glad I've visited, but I feel no pull to return unlike many gardens that I have visited.
Written September 5, 2021
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Assessory
Herefordshire, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
By the time of our visit, the summer heat had had its effect and the garden looked somewhat tired. Many of the acers had suffered leaf loss. As observed by Himself2, the vegetable garden had gone wild and wasn't at all attractive. The refurbished multiple sun dial was impressive with a good explanatory display and video in the tower. Overall it was still a pleasant garden and hopefully will look better next Spring.
Written September 30, 2022
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geismom
Sinking Spring, PA1,877 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited the gardens on a bright, sunny day in September, and there were still plenty of blooms to enjoy. The grounds are lovely, and there is quite a bit to see while visiting.
There are several flights of stairs to get from the main level to the gardens, so if you have mobility issues, you might need to consider that.
There is a small shop where you pay the entrance fee, with some souvenirs to purchase if you are interested.
We chose to have lunch at the Frothy Cow, which is a food wagon located on the grounds of the garden. There are picnic tables where one can eat, as well as some benches. We chose the egg mayo and a slice of Lemon Drizzle to split. The sandwich was very large (we were happy that we shared). Both items were quite tasty.
The food truck also has specialty coffee drinks in addition to hot sandwiches and pastry treats. The price was quite reasonable, and the operator did take credit cards.
There was a free parking lot that has restrooms in a corner building for your convenience.
Written September 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
The gardens are really spectacular, borders filled with flowers, shrubs, trees, loads of sculptures. For the Outlander series they filmed here, series 2, Versailles garden. There is also a short, 775 metres, woodland walk with loads of wooden sculptures. Have you got limited mobility? Drive up to the castle itself, park to get a ticket and enjoy the views from up the steps. You will be directed to a parking space which offers ground floor access to the garden. The castle itself is not open to the public. There is an excellent food truck, The frothy cow, serving hot and cold drinks salads, wraps, cakes. At the entrance is a small shop, staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Written October 3, 2023
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Chrisgale
Sheffield, UK1,150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
What a fantastic garden and very historically important. Beautiful planting and lots of colour, everything well cared for. Lots of parking, the toilets are on the car park and there is a short walk to gardens. Lots of steps as its terraced. Coffee and cake stall on the top terrace and lovely little gift shop. Staff really helpful. I have a historic houses card so went in on that but I thought entry was reasonably priced because there is so much to see.
Written July 26, 2022
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Keith F
Scotland, UK612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The formal garden is quite beautiful and the best place to view is the balcony above. Sadly the vegetable garden was more a collection of dead plants so definitely an area to miss. There is ample car parking space and the toilets are modern and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit but thought the entrance fee of £10 was a bit steep.
Written June 16, 2022
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CharlottegCHC
Dalgety Bay, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
The gardens are stunning any time you visit. The staff are warm and friendly and keen to assist in any way. It is a favourite Outlander filming location to stop at but anyone interested in history will be fascinated. The sundial is a particular show stopper and anyone who knows about the famous architect family from the 17th century will know why! The gardens are well cared for and evidently greatly loved.
Written October 13, 2023
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Came mainy to see the unique Scottish obeiisk sundial. This has been experltly restored. The castle and house are remarkable blocks of stone shaped to perfection and awe inspiring. The entrance drive between the beech trees is worth visiting in itself. Good car park and excellent 'facilities.' The entrance price is reasonable and the staff member was very friendly and informative. The shop is small but adequate. The gardens lack seating except at the cafe area. A very good cafe in a horsebox with good prices and high quality food. The gardens are superb with many interesting statues, a grotto, lochan, waterfalls, etc. The range of Scottish apple varieties is worth a look and the greenhouse ranges were well stocked. Everything well looked after and the robot lawn mowers were entertaining!
Written August 23, 2023
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Jintys
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
There was light rain when we visited but we were able to spend a couple of hours in these impressive gardens. Lots of interesting statues and an ancient sundial. Once all the flowers come out it will be spectacular! Many different fruit trees and a garden shop. Very helpful ladies in the ticket office.
Written May 22, 2023
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Jonathan P
Skipsea, UK244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This stunning garden with castle backdrop near Crieff is simply beautiful. Open from 1100 to 1700 there is plenty of parking and toilets near the main car park. Though entry to the garden is via a number of stone steps, there is a disabled car park offering level access to the lower level of the garden.

Well worth a visit.
Written September 1, 2021
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