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Benmore Botanic Garden   

Come and marvel at nature's giants. Set in the dramatic Cowal Peninsula, Argyll, the Garden is world famous for its collections of flowering trees and shrubs.

Brodick Castle   

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

Broughton House   

18th-century town house of the Murrays of Broughton and Cally, which was bought in 1901 by E A Hornel, the renowned artist and member of 'The Glasgow Boys'.

Dawyck Botanic Garden   

Discover Dawyck's secrets as you explore its woodlands in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Borders. Over 300 years of tree planting has created one of the world's finest arboreta.

Falkland Palace   

The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country residence of the Stuart kings and queens when they hunted deer and wild boar in the Fife forest.

Geilston Garden   

This delightful property is representative of the small country houses and estates which pattern the banks of the Clyde and were developed as a result of the fortunes made in the City of Glasgow from tobacco and industrial development.

Greenbank Garden   

Two-and-half acres of walled garden and 6 ha (15 a) of policies surround the elegant Georgian house, built in 1764 for a Glasgow merchant.

Harmony Garden   

A delightful tranquil walled garden comprising lawns, herbaceous and mixed borders, vegetable and fruit areas, and a rich display of spring bulbs.

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden   

The present house was virtually rebuilt in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for Mr F B Sharp to form a suitable setting for his notable collection which includes French, Chippendale-style and vernacular furniture.

Inveresk Lodge Garden   

This inviting terraced garden in the historic village of Inveresk entices visitors with its colourful herbaceous beds, a variety of attractive shrubs and a collection of old roses selected by Graham Stuart Thomas.

Kellie Castle   

Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland.

Logan Botanic Garden   

In the far Southwest of Scotland on a peninsula washed by the Gulf Stream, Logan's mild climate allows a fine collection of exotic plants to grow out-of-doors. Come along and see these beautiful plants which can be found in few other gardens in Britain.

Malleny Garden   

This three-acre walled garden has a delightful collection of old-fashioned roses and fine herbaceous borders, and also houses the National Bonsai Collection for Scotland.

Mount Stuart House & Gardens   

During the nineteenth century Britain witnessed a Gothic architectural revival. Across the land buildings rose, Cathedral like, as monuments to an obsession with the medieval past.

Priorwood Gardens   

A specialist garden where most of the plants grown are suitable for drying.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh   

Discover the wonders of the plant kingdom in Scotland's Premier Garden. Plants from around the world are displayed in over 28 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds.

Stirling Castle   

Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.


Threave Garden is delightful in all seasons. At 26 ha (64 a), it is best known for its spectacular springtime daffodils (nearly 200 varieties), but herbaceous beds are colourful in summer and trees and heather garden are striking in autumn.

Torosay Castle & Gardens   

A visit to Torosay Castle and Gardens set on the magnificent Island of Mull is an experience not to be missed.

Arduaine Garden   

A green oasis of tranquillity nestling on the west coast, Arduaine will surprise and delight the visitor every day of the year.

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