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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 31 Oct Mon-Sat
20 mins 12.50 9.00 9.00 29.50 gdn only no no yes 0844 4932186
Garden at Falkland 1 Apr - 30 Sep   1100-1800 20 mins                 0844 4932186
Hill of Tarvit mansionhouse & gdns (NTS), near Cupar 1 Apr - 31 May Thu-Mon 1300-1700 36 mins 10.50 7.50 7.50 24.50 partial grounds yes yes 0844 4932185
Grounds at Hill of Tarvit (NTS) all year daily to dusk           yes yes yes yes 0844 4932185
Kellie Castle & garden (NTS) 1 Apr - 31 May Sat-Wed 1230-1700 56 mins 10.50 7.50 7.50 24.50 partial yes yes no 0844 4932184
Garden & Estate only at Kellie Castle (NTS) all year daily 0930-1800           yes yes yes no 0844 4932184
Culross Palace, study & gardens (NTS) 3 Apr - 30 Sep Thu-Mon 1200-1700 33 mins 10.50 7.50 7.50 24.50 no no yes yes 0844 4932189
Gardens only at Culross Palace all year daily 0900-1800           difficult no yes yes 0844 4932189
Branklyn Gardens, Dundee Rd, Perth (NTS) 1 Apr - 31 Oct daily 1000-1700 20 mins 6.50 5.00 5.00 16.50 partial no no yes 0844 4932193
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 Mar - 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 5.00       yes yes yes yes 01333 450313
Glassmount House, by Kirkaldy, KY2 5UT (SGS) 1 Apr - 30 Sep Mon-Fri 1200-1600 40 mins 3.00       no yes no no 01592 890214
Gardens open by ARRANGEMENT
Briglands House, Rumbling Bridge, KY13 0PS (SGS) 1 Mar - 30 Jun by arr   12 mins 4.00       yes no yes no 01577 840205
Barham, Bow of Fife, KY15 5RG (SGS) 1 Apr - 31 Jul by arr   24 mins 3.00 free 2.50   no yes no yes 01337 810227
Earlshall Castle, Leuchars, KY16 0DP (SGS) on request by arr   45 mins 5.00 free     partial no yes yes 01334 839205
Kirkland, Saline, KY12 9TS (SGS) 1 Apr - 30 Sep by arr   22 mins 4.50 free     yes yes no no 01383 852737
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: Our Guide for 2014" or the website www.scotlandsgardens.org

Special Days Open in April under SGS

Set in extensive woodlands, Rossie House at Forgandenny, PH2 9EH, is open on Thursday 10 April, 2pm to 5pm (and also on 1, 15 and 29 May). In April there are abundant hellebores, scilla, chinadoxias, early rhododendron and narcissi. Admission: 4. Charity: Sandpiper Trust. Partial disabled access, dogs allowed, teas available.

There will be a Spring Plant and Craft Fair at Cambo House, Kingsbarns on Sunday 13 April, 11am to 4pm. Invited nurseries will join Cambo in providing a wide ranging plant sale and there will be local craft and food stalls. Admission: 2.50, children free. The gardens at Cambo are open all year round (see chart). The Fair on 13 April will benefit SGS charities and Cambo Stables Project to provide a training and education centre on the estate. Full disabled access, dogs welcome, refreshments. Cambo is on the A917 between Crail and St Andrews.

The gardens at Megginch Castle, Errol are open on Sunday 13 April from 2pm to 5pm. 19th century formal front garden, topiary and ancient yews. Splendid array of daffodils. Walled kitchen garden and orchard. Admission: 4, children free. 40% to All Saints Church, Glencarse. Disabled access. Teas available. Route: approach from Dundee only, directly off A90, on south side of carriageway mile on left after Errol flyover between lodge gatehouses. PH2 7SW.

Rofsie Arts Garden by Collessie is open 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 27 April. The 1 acre Victorian walled garden has been developed as a ´roofless studio´, a hidden space in which to explore ideas, philosophies and care for the family's horticultural legacy. Many interesting specimens. Woodland walk. Admission: 5. Partial disabled access, teas, plant sales. Between Auchtermuchty and Collessie on A91. One mile east of Auchtermuchty turn right for Charlottetown, turn first right into Rofsie estate drive. KY15 7UZ.

A Few Useful Websites for Gardens Enthusiasts

Gardens in Perth & Kinross
National Trust for Scotland

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