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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
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
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 July under SGS

The nearest garden open under SGS in July is Hollytree Lodge at Muckhart, Dollar, FK14 7JW. It´s a mature garden with unusual trees and shrubs; also herbaceous borders, a small Japanese garden, a wildlife pond, wildflower meadow and cordoned apples and pears. The garden is open on Sunday 12 July, 11am-5pm. Full disabled access, dogs on leads welcome, cream teas available, plant sales. Admission is 4 (Coronation Hall, Muckart receives 20% and The Prince´s Trust Scotland 20%). Hollytree Lodge is off the A91 down the small lane directly opposite the Inn at Muckhart entrance. Parking available for disabled only, otherwise please park in the village. Hollytree Lodge is also open by arrangement up until 30 October.

Entry fees to Falkland Palace and Garden near Cupar will benefit SGS charities at a special open day on Sunday 26 July, 1pm-5pm. The palace is a superb example of Renaissance architecture and garden enthusiasts will appreciate the work of Percy Cane, who designed the gardens between 1947 and 1952. The open day will be dedicated to the herbs grown in the physic garden, inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and planted with 16th century herbs. Admission: 12.50, concessions 9, family 29.50, NTS members free. Partial disabled access.

The gardens at Gean House, Tullibody Road, Alloa, are open on Tuesday 28 July, 2pm-5pm. The gardens extend to seven acres. Cream teas are available in Gean House, which is an early 20th century Arts & Crafts style mansion. Admission is 4, children free. Scottish Society for Autism receives 40% of entry fees. No disabled access. FK10 2EL.

A Few Useful Websites for Gardens Enthusiasts

Gardens in Perth & Kinross
National Trust for Scotland

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