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Brief description of site

The early-20th-century garden at Branklyn House developed into one of national significance because of its renowned plant collections, many of them built up from seed brought back from plant hunting expeditions. The garden is on a sloping site and consists of rock and scree gardens and shrubs beds, with a wealth of dwarf rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants.

Brief history of site

John and Dorothy Renton created the gardens between 1922 and 1966 on the site of an overgrown orchard.

Location information:

Address: Branklyn, Dundee Road, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 7BB

Locality: Perth

Local Authorities:

Perth & Kinross

Historical County: Perthshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 58 Grid Ref: NO 126224
Latitude: 56.3858 Longitude: -3.41711

Directions:

Stagecoach buses stop 200 metres from the garden. For details see:
http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Branklyn-Garden/Getting-there/

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open daily between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1922 to 1966

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.6

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