OPENING HOURS 7 days
9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday
Glendoick Garden Centre
Glendoick Garden Cafe
Cafe Closes 30 minutes before Garden Centre
Phone: 01738 718926
Furniture Hartman Weave online https://glendoick.com/GardenCentreShop/GardenShop-Weave-id3510
Plants, gardening, foodhall, pets, birdcare, gifts, clothing and cards.
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
Glendoick Garden Centre opened on 21st April 1973
2023 Glendoick Garden Centre celebrates 50 Years. With thanks to all our customers and our amazing staff who have made Glendoick what it is today.
In 1973 Glendoick's first day's trading took £103
First week’s trading £526.85
Carole will be at Glendoick to celebrate Glendoick's 50th birthday and to talk to customers Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 10am-4pm.
Carole Baxter is a gardener known for her work at Beechgrove and being the first female presenter on a gardening television show. She has been a presenter on Beechgrove since 1986. She started as an assistant gardener and later became the Head Gardener at Beechgrove.
9.45 arrival in café for Tea, coffee & scones
10-10.30am – talk by Kenneth Cox
10.45-12.15 – Garden Visit with Kenneth Cox. Drive up to Gardens.
Ken will be at garden centre following visit to advise customers.
Sundays in May (Sunday May 7th Sunday May 21st)
£15 per person to include a voucher for 10% off Rhododendrons and Azaleas purchased on the day.
Glendoick Garden Centre in Partnership with the Courier
Best Garden in Tayside
To celebrate Glendoick Garden Centre’s Golden Jubilee, Glendoick will run a competition to find the best private gardens in Tayside:
Three regions. Winner and runner up from each region and an overall winner
Glendoick Garden Centre 50th Anniversary Garden Competition in Association with The Courier
Open to Gardens in Perth & Kinross, Angus or Fife. Gardens from outside these areas will not be judged.
Competition will be launched on Glendoick’s anniversary weekend 22nd-23rd April 2023
Closing date 1st June 2023.
Overall winner £400 Glendoick Vouchers
County winners £200 Glendoick Vouchers
County second place £100 Glendoick Vouchers
All non-winning entries will receive a £10 Glendoick Plants voucher posted to them
The winning gardens will be featured in the Courier in summer 2023
Hundreds of gardens planted with advice from Glendoick Plant Area teams, Tricia and Kenneth Cox
Perth and Kinross council are arranging sites on Perth North Inch, Craigie Hill and Kinnoull Hill for Tree planting of native species. Trees are being grown at Glendoick
Glendoick would be nothing without its loyal and hard working staff. Many of whom have worked at Glendoick for many years. In some cases more than one generation have worked at the nursery, or garden centre
|Nancy Cruden||44 years||Retired 2020|
|Jim Cruden||25 years||Father of Nancy Cruden|
|Betty Forsyth||30 years||1973 - 2003||Garden Centre Asistant Manager|
|Mary Malloy||38 years||1980 - 2008|
|Mary Winchester||18 years||2005 - 2022|
|John Mitton||32 years||1991 - 2023||Nursery Manager|
|Dave McIntosh||32 years||1991||Estates|
|Lynne McIntosh||20 years||2002||Daughter of Dave McIntosh|
|Jane Sanderson||16 years||2007||Nursery|
|Alison Winn||15 years||2008||Café|
|Heather Borderie||14 years||2009||Operations Director|
|Annie Kane||13 years||2010||Garden Centre Manager|
A History of Glendoick & Glendoick Garden Centre
1747 Glendoick House Built
1893 Euan Cox born
1899 Glendoick purchased by Alfred Cox
1919 Euan Cox in Burma plant hunting with Reginald Farrer
1953 Euan and Peter Cox found the rhododendron nursery at Glendoick
1962 Rhododendron ‘Chikor’ first Glendoick bird hybrid.
1963 Peter & Patricia Cox married.
1965 Arunachal Pradesh Expedition, Peter & Patricia and Peter Hutchison
1973 Peter & Patricia Cox found Glendoick Garden Centre.
1973 Peter Cox book Dwarf Rhododendrons published.
1981 Peter Cox SBEC expedition, the re opening of China.
1987 Queen Mother visits Glendoick and choses a rhododendron to be named in her honour.
1988 Peter & Kenneth Cox publish Encyclopaedia of Rhododendron Hybrids
1991 Major Glendoick Garden Centre extension.
1996 Glendoick Café opens
1994 Glendoick Garden Centre Pagoda Garden opens, designed by Patricia Cox
1992 Peter Cox awarded V.M.H. highest honour from Royal Horticultural Society.
1995 Kenneth Cox leads first Tsangpo Gorges, Tibet expedition.
1997 Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species by Peter and Kenneth Cox published.
2001 Jane Cox joins the company and runs the expanding catering and food side of Glendoick’s business.
2006, 2008, 2010 Glendoick’s Cafe wins U.K. Garden Centre Café of the year.
2008 Cafe and Kitchen Extension
2008 Seeds of Adventure Peter Cox and Peter Hutchison Wins the Garden Media Guild 'Inspirational Book of the Year'
2009 Glendoick wins UK Garden Centre of the Year.
2009 Scotland for Gardeners by Kenneth Cox wins Garden Reference Book of the Year (Garden Media Guild).
2011 November 11th New Garden Centre shop extension (Algo) opened by John Swinney MSP.
2012 Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland published and wins UK Practical Gardening Book of the Year (GMG)
2013 Peter & Patricia Cox Golden Wedding
2016, 2017 Voted Best Scottish Garden Centre café and giftshop
2018 New Café extension opens
2019 Glendoick wins Retail Business of the year in the SME Business Awards.
2022 Glendoick wins Scottish Rural Business of the Year.
2023 GLendoick Garden Centre celebrates 50 years
UK Garden Centre of the Year 2009, 2013
Best UK Garden Centre Café 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
UK Garden Centre Plant Area of the Year 2013
UK Garden Centre Sales Team of the Year 2016
UK Garden Centre Community Event of the Year 2016
GCA Best Garden Centre & Gift Shop in Scotland 2015, 2016, 2017
GCA Best Garden Centre Café in Scotland 2016, 2017
GCA UK Garden Centre Gift Shop of the Year (runner up) 2016
GCA Best Indoor Lifestyle Departments in Scotland 2019
UK Garden Centre Employee of the Year (Heather Borderie) 2013
ASB Community Commitment Award 2017
ASB Best Performing Team of the Year Award 2016
Scottish SME Business Awards Retail Business of the Year 2019
Caley Medal John Mitton 2020
Glendoick Gardens SGS 50 years of garden opening 2022
The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards Rural Family Business of the year 2022