The Woodland area was revamped several years ago and it was decided to rename it The Snowdrop Wood. Thousands of Snowdrop bulbs have been planted by the Gardeners, the Friends Group and various youth groups throughout ever since. This display is complimented by a splash of winter aconites which is a welcome sight in Spring.
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One of the few wetlands left in west Scotland, Lochwinnoch provides an ideal day out at any time of the year. It's the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months with paths through the trees and snowdrops alongside the Loch. Hen harriers have been spotted. While you're here, look out for otters, and pop into our visitor centre for a light snack or a browse in the shop which has an array of bird feeding products, books, gifts, clothing, toys and binoculars and telescopes.Find out more
Climb the trail through the woodland to the top of Vane Hill for a spectacular view over the Kinross-shire hills and countryside, or meander down to the wetland trail where our three hides allow you to get really close to nature. Dawn 'goosewatch' spectacles are one of winter’s highlights, as are the whooper swans on the loch. Flocks of garden birds gather at the feeders around the visitor centre, cafe and hides. Birds of prey soar over Vane Hill as roe deer forage for food below and if you are very lucky you may spot our winter visitors, the white-tailed eagles.Find out more
Finlaystone offers 10 acres of richly varied gardens with mature foliage, rare plants and 200 acres of woodlands with imaginative children’s play areas, tumbling waterfalls and arboretum. The garden was designed by Glasgow Botanical Gardens in 1900 and has been evolved by the family, ensuring there is something enticing all year round. Sweeping lawns overlooking the Firth of The Clyde provide a canvas for a 70m serpentine herbaceous border, sculptured hedges, mixed beds, knot garden, smelly garden, bog garden and walled garden.Find out more
Plantsman's small town garden. Managed entirely without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemicals, the owner encourages hedgehogs, toads and wild birds to control slugs. In early spring there are approximately 150 named snowdrops to be seen, some of which are very rare. OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT, please contact 01309 674 634 or [email protected] OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens and Macmillan Cancer Support.Find out more
This is an outstanding garden. Over four acres of exciting plantings with winding paths through native woodlands. Seasonal highlights - snowdrops, hellebores, primulas, meconopsis, hardy geraniums and colour-themed summer beds. Views over Loch Ness. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens and Highland Hospice.Find out more
We have a variety of gardens, mostly privately owned, open for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival and raising money for various charities. Please help us support charities by visiting our gardens. For more information please visit our website - www.scotlandsgardens.org.Find out more
Large old walled garden, richly planted with a wide variety of perennials, including many unusual species, soft fruit and vegetables. Mature woodland garden full of rhododendrons and carpeted with snowdrops in February and daffodils in spring. OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT for groups only, please contact John Geddes 01556 690685. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens.Find out more
Large mature garden just five miles from Stirling, with Walled Garden, well established house garden, woodland walks with species and hybrid rhododendrons, massed plantings of azaleas and wonderful specimen trees. Snowdrops in February/March. The three acre Walled Garden is being fully restored and new arboretum of specialist trees was planted in spring 2016. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens, CHAS and Gargunnock Community Trust.Find out more