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Open Daily, 1pm–5pm, May, Sep & Oct; 11am–5pm, Jun, Jul & Aug.

DRUMMOND GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Muthill
Crieff
PH7 4HN

South of Crieff on A822.

12 acres

Tel
01764 681433

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Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - May, Sep & Oct.

Facilities

  • access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by

There is no clue as to what awaits as one drives up a mile-long avenue, closely lined with beech trees. The castle sits on a rocky outcrop and is everything expected of an ancient Scottish fortress: huge walls, a massive keep and spiralling turrets. 

On crossing the castle courtyard, the gardens are revealed. Standing at the top of a flight of stairs that lead down into the gardens themselves, it is possible to see the full glory of the gardens. Intricate parterres are lined with low box hedges. They depict family crests, contained within a St Andrew’s cross. Gravel paths sit alongside neatly clipped yew hedges.

This is a formal Italianate garden sitting amid the splendour of Scotland’s rolling countryside. It is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon walking among the plants, exploring the greenhouses or sitting on a bench, soaking up the atmosphere.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cut flowers
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Herbs
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

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.