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BRANKLYN GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

116 Dundee Road
Perth
PH2 7BB

Off Dundee Road, on eastern edge of Perth, 0.5 mile from Queen's Bridge.

2 acres

Tel
01738 625535

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Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm, 1 Apr–31 Oct.

Admission

Non-member adult £7.50.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Wed.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • Champion trees
  • Herbaceous border
  • National Plant Collections
  • Rock garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by

This attractive garden, a peaceful haven within walking distance of Perth city centre, was developed by John and Dorothy Renton in the early 1920s after they built their Arts and Crafts-inspired house. The couple were keen to have a garden that featured rare and unusual plants and flowers from all over the world. Thanks to the seeds collected by renowned plant hunters (including George Forrest and Frank Ludlow) and due to Dorothy’s remarkable gardening skills, the couple’s wish was granted. Today, gardeners and botanists come from across the globe to admire Branklyn’s outstanding collection, particularly the rhododendrons, alpines and peat-garden plants. It also holds several National Collections of plants, including Meconopsis and Cassiope.

Plants of special interest

  • Alpines
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Camellias
  • Conifers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Heathers
  • Hellebores
  • Hostas
  • Laburnum
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Meconopsis
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Waterlilies

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.