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Voted one of the best 50 gardens in Europe and famous for its collection of azaleas and rhododrendons. The nearby

Recently voted one of Europe’s top 50 gardens, Glendoick features a unique gathering of plants collected and hybridized by three generations of Coxes from their plant hunting expeditions to China & the Himalayas. One of the finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, (with 3 national collections,) Meconopsis, Kalmia, Sorbus in the streamside woodland garden (‘The Den’), peat garden, nursery and hybrid trial garden. The mail order business is probably the world’s best known retail rhododendron nursery. Glendoick Garden Centre and restaurant, alongside the A90 (open year round, 7 days) carries one of the best ranges of plants in Scotland and has an extensive display garden. No dogs allowed in gardens or garden centre.  

Special Features
Rhododendron and azalea species and hybrids, many introduced from the wild or bred by the Cox family. Glendoick also boasts a huge range of plants from plant-hunting expeditions from Chile and Tasmania to Tibet. New as-yet-unnamed hybrids from the Glendoick breeding programme can be seen in the test beds in the walled garden.


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Travel Directions to Glendoick Gardens

1 mile east of Glencarse on A90. Follow signs for garden centre, pass car park and turn right up drive.

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Nearby Castles

  • Huntingtower Castle

    Though not as impressive as Scone, Huntingtower Castle, three miles west of Perth on the A85 to Crieff, is well worth a visit. Huntingtower offers a peek into the past and holds many  surprises for its visitors. Entry is either by a flight of steps from the courtyard that lead to  the first floor of the Western Tower, or into the ground floor of the East Tower.


  • Scone Palace

    Original Palace to Scottish kings and now a baronial mansion with excellent gardens. Just north of Perth.

Nearby Visitor Attractions

  • Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park

    Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is a beautiful wooded area on the outskirts of the city. The trip to the top of Kinnoull Hill (783 ft) itself affords an astounding view across Perth, down to the Tay estuary and through Fife to the Lomond hills. To the north, the views stretch from Ben More in the west to Lochnagar in the northeast.
  • Stewart Tower Farm (ice creams!)

    Enjoy a day at the farm and delicious local ice creams from dairy farm turned gelato maker. If you are travelling north on the A9 from Perth you can temporarily silence the bleat of Are we there yet...

  • Branklyn Garden

    Described as the finest two acres of private garden in the country', this oasis of peace and colour is a real urban haven, within walking distance of Perth.

  • Black Watch Museum, Perth

    Hilary McNally visits the Black Watch Regimental museum in Perth and finds a permanent tribute to a local regiment with an international reputation.

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Druids' Seat (Druids' Seat Wood)

    Ruinous and somewhat graffitied, but still magical stone circle in a forest clearing to the east of Luncarty. You walk through the forest to reach the clearing which is magical.

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Modification Date Monday, 02 July 2012