Cluny is a wonderful woodland garden treasured by many. Being positioned on a slope rising above the River Tay, trees thrive in the conditions and you can see 34 recordable specimens, 23 of which are remarkable or of champion status for the county. Not to be missed, and you won’t, are two Giant sequoias with enormous girths. Cluny is not a classical arboretum but a fascinating garden with an exciting selection of trees and plants producing vibrant colours and bountiful berries in autumn. Fungi, birds and insects also flourish and you can watch Red Squirrels for hours or even blether to the owners!Find out more
Among many good trees with the gardens and Designed Landscape at Pitmuies is a fine Spanish Chestnut which stands on the lawn in front of the house. It is listed within the Heritage Trees of Scotland and described as “undoubtably a very large and fine specimen” with a “gnarled and burred trunk” which “measures an impressive 25 ft in girth, making it one of the largest in Scotland, while the lofty canopy reaches 72 ft…… and is likely to be more than 300 years old…… A smaller, though equally fine, sweet chestnut stands close by and measures 16ft 7 ins in girth and 68 ft in height”. Other good trees include an impressive Acer Griseum and a North American Tulip tree within the Vinny Garden.Find out more
Champion Picea sitchenisis (Sitka Spruce), at least 64m tall with a girth of 760cm. 150m upstream of Randolph’s Leap on the River Findhorn. It is a magnificent tree easily seen from the river paths. Logie Steading is less than a mile to the north: the Plant Shop specializes in unusual hardy plants including many varieties of Sorbus and Viburnum, Decaisnea, Paulownia and other trees that do surprisingly well this far north. In the first half of October the autumn colours in Logie House Garden can be spectacular.Find out more
Enjoy a morning walk at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with an expert guide to discover more about the Garden and its superb tree collection which includes many heritage and champion trees. Tours depart daily 1 April to 31 October from the John Hope Gateway, West Gate. Guided walks last for one hour. Afternoon guided walks leave at 2pm.Find out more
Come adventure up into an incredible tree, climbing ropes to 70'! For all ages 6-60+ and each hour session is £20pp, plus the normal garden admission. Please see full Booking Terms & Conditions and FAQs.Find out more
Rarely open to the public, the Private Gardens at Blair, will be open for the Festival of Trees on Sunday 21 October 2018.
You will get the chance to stroll round the gardens, taking in the wide range of trees in and also to enjoy the walks round the Blair Estate.
Stout Footwear recommended. No Dogs