Glendoick’s gardens and garden centre with its award-winning café is the ideal spring day out in April and May. Why not visit Branklyn too, nearby. 2019 sees Glendoick celebrate 100 years since Euan Cox returned from Burma with the first rhododendron seeds to be grown and planted in the gardens. Glendoick Gardens were included in the Independent on Sunday
survey of Europe’s top 50 Gardens and boasts a unique collection of plants from three generations of Cox plant-hunting expeditions in China and the Himalaya. Enjoy one of the finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, primulas, meconopsis and other acid-loving plants in the woodland garden and the gardens surrounding the house. Many of the rhododendron and azalea species and hybrids have been introduced from the wild or bred by the Cox family and the gardens boast a vast range of plants from as far afield as Chile, Tasmania and Tibet. There are fine waterfall views in the woodland gardens.
The award-winning Glendoick Garden Centre has one of Scotland’s best selections of plants including their world-famous rhododendrons and azaleas as well as a gift shop and café.
National Plant Collection: Rhododendron
, subsect. Uniflora
, subsect. Campylogyna
& subsect. Glauca
and Cox hybrids
Follow brown signs to Glendoick Garden Centre off A90 Perth - Dundee road. Gardens are a half mile behind the Garden Centre. After buying tickets at the Garden Centre, please drive up and park at gardens (free parking).
1 April - 31 May, 10am - 4pm (2019)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
'100 years of Glendoick'. Tours with Kenneth Cox, Sundays 5 and 12 May at 11am (booking on Glendoick website). Refreshments for groups should be pre-booked - for group bookings contact Jane Cox by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See Glendoick website for details of guided tours by Ken Cox in early May. The woodland garden is not easily accessible to wheelchairs but some of the gardens by the house are. Toilets and refreshments at the garden centre only. Peter and Kenneth Cox have written numerous books on rhododendrons and gardens, available at the garden centre. Kenneth Cox’s book Scotland for Gardeners is an essential guide to 500 of Scotland’s finest gardens.