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Celebrating Spring in Scotland’s Gardens

March 28th 2022

The Easter holidays are nearly here, and Discover Scottish Gardens has made it easier to enjoy days out that suit every member of the family.

Extra search functions on their website now allow visitors to plan their trips to perfection, finding everything from children’s play areas, cycle paths, and wheelchair access, to cafes and  dog-friendly locations.

And with dozens of gardens, estates, and nurseries to explore, Discover Scottish Gardens can help turn days out into fun-filled adventures for everyone.

The launch of the new features comes just in time for this year’s Celebration of Scottish Spring Gardens, when gardens across the country will be showing off spectacular displays of blossom, bluebell-filled woodlands and spectacular rhododendrons.

Spring is the most exciting time in many of Scotland’s gardens and from April 1 until May 31 is when most of the fabulous flowering happens.

Dougal Philip, Director, Discover Scottish Gardens, says: “Because of our unique climate, plants from across the world grow very happily here and when they all flower in spring the results are incredible. It’s a two-month long spectacle of flowers, colour and scent that’s made up of everything from native primroses to flowering dogwoods from America and magnolias from the Himalayas. “

Some of the best spring gardens include Ardmaddy Castle in Argyll; Glenwhan Gardens near Stranraer; Branklyn Garden near Perth; Cawdor Castle at Nairn and Gordon Castle Walled Garden near Fochabers.

Full details of all of Scotland’s beautiful spring gardens, as well as all those extra features that make days out a success, are all available at