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SCOTTISH PLANT HUNTERS GARDEN

PITLOCHRY

For some inexplicable reason, although there is signage for this Garden on the A9, once you are in Pitlochry itself, there are no signs to this very educational garden in a lovely setting. To get there, follow the signs for Pitlochry Theatre; the garden is on the hillside next to it. There is also car parking space there and a cafe/restaurant.

Many of the great plant collectors of the last two centuries were Scotsmen, whose names are immortalised in the plants they brought back, such as the Douglas fir, and Pieris forrestii. Here at Pitlochry there is a recreation of a Himalayan glen with glorious candelabra primulae thickly planted along the sides of a burn and much more. The plants on sale are very healthy and extremely reasonably priced; the range is far, far more interesting than anything you are likely to find in your local garden centre. I bought  lovely Primula wilsonii whose spires of flowers in shades of pale orange and peach are just the right colour to show off the blue Iris sibirica behind them.

The hard structure of the garden includes some lovely drystone walls and an unusual Moon Gate.

For more info, look at their website



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