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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
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 July under SGS

The mature garden at Row House in Dunblane is open on Wednesday 2 July and 30 July, 2pm-5pm. Admission 4, children free. (Charity: Crossroads Caring Scotland West.) Partial disabled access, plant sales.

The garden at Logie House, Crossford, is open on Sunday 13 July, 2pm-5pm. Formal walled garden, fruit, roses, shrubs, annuals and lawns. Admission: 5, children free. (Charity: Juvenile Diabetic Research.) Fresh strawberries from garden with cream also available. Full disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments, plant sales.

The charming country garden at Thorntree, Arnprior, is open on Wednesday 16 July, 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 beautiful parklands at Gean House, Alloa, are open on Tuesday 22 July, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Cream teas available in Gean House, a 20th century Arts & Crafts style mansion. Admission: 4, children free. (Charity: Scottish Society for Autism.) No disabled access. Tullibody Road, Alloa.

Kincarrathie House in Perth, originally the home of whisky baron and philanthropist A K Bell, and now a residential home, opens its gardens on Sunday 27 July, 10am-4.30pm.There are 6.5 acres of parkland, a woodland walk and a walled garden with herbaceous borders, an orchard and vegetable plots. Admission: 3.50. (Charity: The Kincarrathie Trust.)

There is a double opening involving Kellie Castle Garden and Balcaskie in Pittenweem on Sunday 27 July, 12pm-5pm. Kellie Castle´s garden is 400 years old and was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century. In 1905 it was said that Balcaskie was "one of the best and most satisfying gardens in the British Isles". The gardens are being restored with the help of the National Trust for Scotland. Admission to both gardens: 8. Access is via Kellie Castle. Visitors will be transported to Balcaskie. Partial disabled access at both. Teas and plant sales at Kellie Castle.

Further details of all the above 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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