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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 1 Jun - 31 Aug daily 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 0900 - dusk           yes yes yes yes 01334 653127
Kellie Castle & garden (NTS) 1 Jun - 31 Aug daily 1030-1700 56 mins 10.50 7.50 7.50 24.50 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) 1 Jun - 31 Aug daily 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
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
Gardens open by ARRANGEMENT
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
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
Parkhead House, Burghmuir Rd, Perth, PH1 1JF (SGS) 1 Jun - 31 Aug by arr     4.00       partial no yes yes 01738 625983
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 August under SGS

There´s a special open day at Drummond Castle Gardens, Crieff, for SGS on Sunday 2 August, 1pm-5pm. The gardens were originally laid out in 1630 and the formal garden is said to be one of the finest in Europe. Admission: 4, OAPs 3, children 2. Partial disabled access, dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available. Charity: British Limbless Ex-Servicemen´s Association.

Curvaceous paths meander through a variety of terraced beds and ponds planted with a wide range of seasonal plants and species trees at The Steading in Yetts o´ Muckhart, by Dollar. The garden is open on Sunday 16 August, 2pm-5pm (and by arrangement at other times). Admission: 4, children free. Charities: Muckhart Parish Amenity and Alzheimer´s Friendship Club. Homemade teas, plant stall. No dogs except guide dogs. At the Yetts o´ Muckhart junction on the A823/A91 Dunfermline/Crieff Road.

The garden at The Pineapple, a bizarre folly in the care of the National Trust for Scotland near Falkirk, is open under SGS on Sunday 30 August, 10.30am-5pm. The folly once held extensive glasshouses and pineapple pits where a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables were grown. It is now an oasis for wildlife and has a dipping pool, an apple orchard and picnic grounds. Join the Pineapple team for a harvest produce and plant sale! Partial disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, plant sale. Admission by donation. The Pineapple is one mile west of Airth.

A Few Useful Websites for Gardens Enthusiasts

Gardens in Perth & Kinross
National Trust for Scotland

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