Pictures from the PGG Study Tour to Scotland in 2017
Garden 1 – Explorers Garden, Pitlochry
A 6 acre woodland garden celebrating Scotish plant hunters. Divided into geographical areas containing plants collected from that area of the globe.
Garden 2 – Rossie House, Forgandenny
A romantic garden started in 1657. The garden is magical mystery of endless paths, magnificent trees, many unusual shrubs and a plethora of woodland bulbs and plants
Garden 3 – Drummond Castle
The formal Garden is one of the finest in Europe and the largest in Scotland. The Gardens were originally laid out in 1630 by the Second Earl of Perth, John Drummond and the partarre was changed to the Italian style in 1830. The grounds contain many fine tree specimens including some of the largest Wellingtonias in the UK.
Garden 4 – Burnbank, Acharn
A six acre garden on the south side of Loch Tay. A young garden started 2000 with a brief to create an ecologically rich garden which is both beautiful and productive and this has been achieved to a high standard. Amongst it wonderful range of plants is superb collection of birch trees.
Garden 5 – Cluny House, Aberfeldy
A wonderful wild woodland garden overlooking the Strathtay valley where nature is given a push in the right direction then left to its own devisies. From the complex leaf variation of the japanese maple to beauty of american Trilliums and the diversity of primulas create a truly phenominal garden which also plays host to colonies of red squirrels
Garden 6 – Branklyn Gardens, Perth
An attractive garden in the middle of Perth but a real Plantsmans Garden once described as the best two acres of private garden in the country. It contains outstanding collections of rhododendrons, alpines
and herbaecous plants.
Garden 7 – Glendoick, by Perth
Glendoick is the ideal spring day out. A fine example of a Himalayian garden displaying a unique collection of plants collected and bred by three generations of Cox Plant Hunting and Breeding.
Garden 8 – Craigowan, Ballinluig
Treat your senses to a real treat with a walk through this garden of extremly high standard. It boasts, quite rightly, a huge collection of rhododendrons with over 500 cultivars and spieces with a flowering season starting in Febuary going through to June.