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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 Jun - 31 Aug daily 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 Jun - 31 Aug daily 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
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
Drummond Castle Gdns, Crieff, PH7 4HZ 1 May - 31 Oct   1300-1800 50 mins 4.00 2.00 3.00   partial yes no no  
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
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 August under SGS

There´s a special open day at Drummond Castle Gardens, Crieff for SGS on Sunday 3 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.

The Walled Garden in Perth is open on Sunday 3 August, 11am-5pm. This therapeutic enterprise has been supporting adults recovering from mental health issues since 1994. There is a fine collection of fruit trees, a productive vegetable garden, herb garden and new herbaceous borders. There is also a gift shop stocking art and craftwork and garden furniture produced by clients. Full disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments and plant sales. Admission: 3, children free. Charity: PKAVS Mental Wellbeing Services.

There is a special open day for SGS at Falkland Palace gardens on Sunday 10 August, 1pm-5pm. It is dedicated to families and children and you are invited to bring a picnic and spend an afternoon in the garden having fun. There will be a quiz and other activities to enjoy. See NTS website for full details. Admission: 6, conc 5, NTS members free.

The charming country garden at Thorntree, Arnprior, is open on Wednesday 20 August, 2pm-5pm. There is an apple walk and lovely views. Admission: 4, children free. (Charity: Riding for the Disabled.) Full disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, plant sales.

The colourful garden at Rowberrow in Dollar overlooks Dollar Glen and is open on Sunday 24 August, 2pm-5pm. It has mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, a wildlife pond, rockeries, alpine troughs, fruit and vegetable gardens and a mini-orchard. Entertainment by the Hillfoot Barbershop singers. Admission: 4, children free. Partial disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments.

Further details of all the above, including directions, can be found in the SGS book or website.

A Few Useful Websites for Gardens Enthusiasts

Gardens in Perth & Kinross
National Trust for Scotland

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