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Muthill, Crieff, Perth & Kinross,
Scotland, PH7 4HN

01764 681433

01764 681642


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Easter Weekend; 1st May - 31st Oct; 1pm- 6pm, last admissions 5pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

July and August

To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £5; Child £2; Over 60s £4

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

Limited facilities for the Disabled. Dogs only on lead in grounds. Light Refreshments are no longer available. A small shop is now open.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Ailean Chraggan, Weem, N. of Aberfeldy

Inns & Pubs:

Ailean Chraggan, Weem, N. of Aberfeldy

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

Situated in Perthshire, Drummond Castle Gardens provide a perfect example of Italianate formal landscaping but have an added appeal as a contrast to the Scottish countryside in which they lie.

The dramatic entrance, up a mile-long beech-lined avenue, is an eye-opening prelude to the early 17th century gardens. Designed by John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, they were later terraced by Phyllis Astor, Countess of Ancaster, and replanted in the 1950s. The magnificent parterre is the reason for the gardens being known as the most important formal gardens in Scotland and among the finest in Europe.

The gardens featured in the United Artists film, Rob Roy.

History Of Garden

The garden boasts a copper beech tree that was planted by Queen Victoria in 1842.