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Key to Table Below:       NTS = National Trust for Scotland (entry free to members).      Conc = Concessionary rates.
= Disabled Access = Dogs Allowed = Refreshments = Plant Sales  
Gardens open regularly
not too far from Kinross
Opening Arrangements Drive time
from Kinross
Adult        Child
Conc Family Contact
Falkland Palace & garden (NTS) to 1 Nov Mon-Sat
20 mins 12.50 9.00 9.00 29.50 gdn only no no yes 01337 857397
Hill of Tarvit mansionhouse & gdns (NTS), near Cupar 2 Apr - 31 May Thu-Mon 1300-1700 36 mins 10.50 7.95 7.95 24.00 partial grounds yes yes 01334 653127
Grounds at Hill of Tarvit (NTS) all year daily to dusk           yes yes yes yes 01334 653127
Kellie Castle & garden (NTS) 1 Apr - 21 May Sat-Wed 1230-1700 56 mins 11.50 7.95 7.95 26.00 partial yes yes no 01333 720271
Garden & Estate only at Kellie Castle (NTS) all year daily 0900-dusk           yes yes yes no 01333 720271
Culross Palace, study & gardens (NTS) 28 Mar - 31 May Thu-Mon 1200-1700 33 mins 10.50 7.50 7.50 24.50 no no yes yes 01383 880359
Gardens only at Culross Palace all year daily 1000-1700           difficult no yes yes 01383 880359
Branklyn Gardens, Dundee Rd, Perth (NTS) 28 Mar - 31 Oct daily 1000-1700 20 mins 6.50 5.00 5.00 16.50 partial no no yes 01738 625535
Glendoick Gardens, Glencarse, PH2 7NS 1 Apr - 31 May Mon-Fri
30 mins 5.00 free     yes no yes yes 01738 860205
Scone Palace and grounds 1 Apr - 31 Oct daily 0930-1745 25 mins 10.50 7.60 9.80 33.00 yes yes yes   01738 552300
Botanic Garden, Canongate, St Andrews, KY16 8RT Apr - Sep daily 1000-1900 48 mins 2.00 1.00     yes guide only     01334 477178
Pittencreiff Park, Dunfermline all year daily dawn-dusk 22 mins free free     yes yes yes   01383 720285
Braco Castle gardens, Braco, FK15 9LA (SGS) 1 Feb - 31 Oct daily 1000-1700 45 mins 3.50       partial no no no 01786 880437
Cambo House, Kingsbarns, KY16 8QD all year daily 1000-1700 60 mins 5.50       yes yes yes yes 01333 450313
Drummond Castle Gdns, Crieff, PH7 4HZ Easter w/e then
1 May - 31 Oct
daily 1300-1800 50 mins 5.00 2.00 4.00 12.00 partial yes no no 01764 681433
Dowhill, Cleish, KY4 0HZ 18 May - 31 May daily 1000-1600   4.00       no yes no no  
Gardens open by ARRANGEMENT
Barham, Bow of Fife (SGS) 1 Apr - 31 Jul by arr     4.00 free 3.00   no yes no yes 01337 810227
Earlshall Castle, Leuchars (SGS) on request by arr   45 mins 5.00 free     partial no yes yes 01334 839205
Logie House, Crossford, Dunfermline (SGS) 1 Ap - 31 Oct by arr     5.00       yes yes yes yes 07510 654812
South Flisk, Blebo Craigs, Cupar (SGS) 15 Apr - 31 May by arr     4.00 free     partial no no no 01334 850859
Hollytree Lodge, Muckhart, Dollar (SGS) 1 Apr-30 Oct by arr     4.00       yes yes yes yes 07973 374687
Rowberrow, 18 Castle Road, Dollar (SGS) 1 Feb - 31 Dec by arr     4.00 free     partial yes no no 01259 742584
The Steading, Yetts O' Muckhart, by Dollar (SGS) 1 Apr - 15 Oct by arr     4.00 free     no no yes yes 01259 781559
Arndean, Dollar, FK14 7NH (SGS) 15 May - 15 Jun by arr     5.00 free     yes yes no no 01259 743525
Most of the gardens listed above (those shown in blue) can be clicked to view more information.
Also, last entry to some attractions may be one hour before the closing time shown.

Scotland´s Gardens Scheme

SGS, a registered charity since 1931, organises the opening of hundreds of gardens, ranging from formal castle gardens to small cottage gardens, to raise money for charity. 60% of entry fees to gardens in this scheme benefit SGS´s charities: The Queen´s Nursing Institute Scotland, Gardens Fund of the National Trust for Scotland, Maggie´s Cancer Caring Centres and Perennial. 40% of entry fees goes to a charitable cause chosen by the garden owner. For more information, see the book "Scotland´s Gardens 2015 Guidebook" or the website www.scotlandsgardens.org

Special Days Open in May under SGS

The four-acre garden at Wester House of Ross, Comrie, is open on Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 May, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. It is partly herbaceous with meconopsis, peonies, hostas and woodland walks. There will be a large and interesting plant stall and a great tea tent with cakes galore! Admission 4, children free. 40% to Maggie´s Centres. No disabled access. Dogs on leads welcome. PH6 2JS.

The gardens at Dowhill, Cleish, are open regularly in May (see below for more information). On Sunday 24 May there will be a special open day when there will be teas and a plant stall.

The garden at Kirklands, Saline, open on Sunday 24 May, is made up of herbaceous borders, bog garden, extended woodland garden with bluebells, rhododendrons, terraced walled vegetable garden and fruit trees. Opening hours are 2pm to 5pm. Partial disabled access; dogs on leads welcome; refreshments and plant stall. Admission 4, children free. Charity is Operation Ollie - Let´s Get Him Walking. KY12 9TS. Jct 4, M90, then B914. Parking in centre of village then short walk.

Local Garden Open Regularly in May

Dowhill, Cleish
Dowhill is a stunning and peaceful garden set off by the background of Benarty Hill. It has magnificent old trees and a lovely walk to the ruins of Dowhill Castle. There are nine linked ponds. Swathes of blue poppies and primulas, together with temptingly placed seats, make this garden a wonderful place to picnic in fine weather.
Dowhill is open from 18 May to 31 May, 10am to 4pm, under SGS. Admission is 4 (charity: Motor Neurone Disease Association). No disabled access. Dogs on leads welcome. On Sunday 24 May only there will be a plant stall and teas available.
Directions: Three quarters of a mile off M90, exit 5, towards Crook of Devon on B9097 in the trees. Postcode: KY4 0HZ

Clematis Festival, 22 to 24 May

Wemyss Castle Gardens, 10am-5pm daily.
See over 200 Clematis, including 50 varieties of Clematis Montana, plus a wide, varied range of clematis for sale, plus an excellent plant stall. Children's activities and all day catering. For further information see www.wemysscastlegardens.co.uk

A Few Useful Websites for Gardens Enthusiasts

Gardens in Perth & Kinross
National Trust for Scotland

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