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Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross,
Scotland, PH15 2JT

01887 820795

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2018-01-08 04:11:15

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Every day; 10am - 6pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By arrangement

Group Appointment: Yes for groups making enquiries for booking

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and Autumn

To see:

Autumn - colour, leaves and berries Spring - Primulas, meconopsis, trilliums, rhododendrons and arisaemas

Admission Prices

Adults £5, Children (5 to 15) £1.
Season ticket £10.
Donation only to Red Squirrel food from November 1 to mid February.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: No
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: No
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Red squirrels, woodland birds. There are many Red Squirrels being fed in the garden now and it is virtually guaranteed that visitors will see them at some point during their visit. There are a number of seats and viewing areas within the garden. Events: Check website.

Garden Features & Events

Impressive collection of Trilliums, Erythroniums, Arisaemas and Liliums, also Asiatic primulas Widest conifer in UK - Wellingtonia with a girth of 11 meters Cluny seed list available in early winter.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
Visit Scotland 4*
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Errichel, Aberfeldy
Ailean Chraggean, Weem


Ailean Chraggen, Weem
Watermill Aberfeldy
Legends Coffee House, Grandtully

Inns & Pubs:

Ailean Chraggen, Weem

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Birks of Aberfeldy
Big Tree Trail
Explorers Garden Pitlochry

Description of Garden

Cluny is a wild woodland garden set in the scenic Strathtay Valley in the heart of Scotland. The climate, altitude and aspect favour many Himalayan and North American plants. Beneath a canopy of mature specimen trees, rhododendrons and two massive sequoias, drifts of Asiatic primulas adorn the shaded damp positions growing in home-produced leaf mould. Accompanying them are brilliant blue, yellow and red Himalayan poppies, white, pink and red American wood lilies, exotic green Arisaemas and huge Himalayan lilies with wondrous scents. No chemicals are used within the garden allowing many plants to naturalise and blend in with the native wild flowers such as primroses and bluebells. Cluny is a horticultural treasure not to be missed in any season.

History Of Garden

Bobby and Betty Masterton bought Cluny House and the surrounding sloping 10 acres in 1950. A woodland garden was developed around a few existing 100 year old 'policy' trees with a strong emphasis on Himalayan and North American plants. After the deaths of the Mastertons in the mid 1980's, the garden (now 6 acres) has been managed since 1987 by one of their daughters, Wendy and husband, John Mattingley.

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