Open 7 days
9am to 5pm (winter) (Sunday 10am to 5pm)
9am to 5.30pm (summer)
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
In 1919 Euan Cox went on an expedition to Burma with celebrated plant hunter Reginald Farrer in search of new and rare plants. When he returned to the UK, Euan began to transform the grounds of Glendoick House near Perth with Himalayan plants making a now famous woodland garden.
It was an inspired move in a south-facing, hillside setting and the gardens, created from the seeds of rhododendrons, conifers, perennials and bulbs that he had brought back with him, began to flourish.
Today Glendoick Gardens, which straddle a fast-flowing burn, are home to an incredible range of rare species rhododendrons and from early spring until summer these, along with magnolias, camellias, swathes of Meconopsis, Primula, lillies and lots more.
Alongside the five-acre gardens is Glendoick Nursery, established by Euan and his son Peter in 1953, which has a world wide reputation or hybridising Rhododendrons and Azaleas, as well as an award-winning garden centre.
Now Euan’s grandson, Kenneth Cox, third-generation plant hunter, nurseryman and best-selling gardening author, has plans to celebrate the centenary of one of this country’s most renowned woodland gardens
Kenneth says: “The gardens have a rich history and the foundation that my grandfather laid down has been added to over the years by my father and myself. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate their centenary, to chart their progress and to plan for the next century.”