The Bolfracks Garden and Estate is worth a visit.  They even do self catering accommodation, fishing and organic farming!
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The view that you get from Bolfracks Gardens is spectacular. Perfect for Burns 'On a Bank of Flowers'
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Bolfracks Estate is a 4,000 acre privately owned family estate surrounded by glorious highland Perthshire. Perched on the banks of the River Tay the estate enjoys some of Scotlandís most beautiful landscapes.
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The Pinetum at Scone Palace is stunning and you can see the David Douglas Fir, named after David Douglas himself who was born in the village of Scone in 1799 and worked as a gardener at Scone Palace for seven years.
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A visit to Scone Palace would be incomplete without enjoying the wider estate and Palace grounds including the stunning open gardens. They are as splendid as the Palace itself and together form a great day out in Perthshire, with the spectacular Murray Star Maze, kitchen garden and pinetum just to name a few!
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The gardens at Scone Palace are beautiful and steeped in history, definitely worth a visit this summer.
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The Explorers Garden is set in the grounds surrounding the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.  Why not vist the gardens then go to the theatre and have something to eat then take in a show!
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Follow in the footsteps of the Plant Hunters at The Explorers Garden in the grounds of Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Packed with amazing and rare plants, you will discover the fantastic stories behind the men who risked death to bring them back.  The Explorers Garden at Pitlochry Festival Theatre is home to a unique collection of Himalayan Blue Poppies which has earned them a Plant Heritage Award and RHS Partner Garden Status.
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The Rock gardens at the Explorers Gardens in Pitlochry are beautiful and brimming with colour and different flower species.
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Visit the Blair Castle Gardens in Perthshire this summer and enjoy roaming it's whimsical Gothic folly and enjoy the wildlife. Peacocks roam the grounds, Highland cattle graze in fields nearby and the native red squirrel can often be spotted amongst the branches.
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Blair Castle is at the hub of a breathtaking historic landscape most of which was laid out in the 18th century and features a magnificent walled garden, a peaceful wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a whimsical Gothic folly. Peacocks roam the grounds, Highland cattle graze in fields nearby and the native red squirrel can often be spotted amongst the branches.
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Drummond Castle Gardens is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit!
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Drummond Castle Gardens in Perthshire has all the characteristics of a courtly, 17th century Scottish Renaissance garden. It is a composite garden, restructured in early Victorian times and renewed again in the 20th century when the garden framework and the exceptional interest of the original 19th century design were carefully preserved.
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The Drummond Castle Gardens are spectacular and look straight from the set of a fairytale!
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Gardeners and botanists come from all over the world to Branklyn to see the outstanding collection of plants particularly rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants. Two acres of magnificent garden, set on the side of Kinnoull Hill overlooking Perth.
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The Himalayan Blue Poppy is a rare garden treasure and can be spotted in Branklyn Gardens in Perth City Centre!
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Branklyn Gardens looks amazing especially at this time of year.  Visit this Summer with the family.
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Branklyn Gardens have a beautiful range of plants and flowers and is based in the city centre.  It's a must visit this summer!
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Perthshire's Gardens

There's always been something quite magical about garden's.  I was a huge fan of the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett when I was younger and the idea of a 'secret' garden was just so intriguing and exciting for my young and curious imagination.  I would often run about in my garden looking for fairies dancing under toadstools and desperately hoping that I would fall down a rabbit hole and join Alice in the craziness of wonderland. This aura of mystery that enchants gardens and the great outdoors doesn't leave as you grow older - you're never too old to embrace the magic of mother nature.

Perthshire boasts some of Scotland's most rare and wonderful horticultural jewels. From the stunningly tended grounds of Drummond Castle to the ancient trees of Scone Palace's arboretum there are so many beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Visitors and locals alike marvel at the exquisite topiary, native blooms and towering conifers that adorn the gardens from Perth City Centre up to the highlands of our beautiful county.

If you're visiting the area this summer or looking for something to do with the family then take some time to enjoy a wander through some of Perthshire's beautiful gardens. From famous plant hunters, gardens steeped in history and the rare Himalayan blue poppy you will be amazed at what's right here on our doorstep. The 'punchy' tree is also a great hit (see what we did there) It can be found within Scone Palace's pinetum. You can literally punch the bark and it won't hurt because it is a soft bark Giant Redwood Sequoia! 

With bees buzzing, the birds singing and the sound of the wind rustling the plants there is something very calming about wandering through a beautiful garden in the summer. With such a great choice here in Perthshire then you have no excuse no to get out and explore this summer. 

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