The lower Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, often referred to as The Pinetum, was initiated in around 1875 by the Callander family. This area now provides a home for a number of Champion Trees, the tallest or broadest of their species in Britain.
Ardkinglas' favourable growing conditions lead to the exceptional size and longevity exhibited by many of the coniferous species introduced to this area of the Garden via the 19th century plant-hunters. The Champion Trees at Ardkinglas also include 'the mightiest conifer in Europe' a remarkable European Silver Fir (Abies alba).
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Cluny with its vast array of colour and hues from the many different species of deciduous trees. Of particular note are the the Japanese maples, Enkianthus, rowans and cotoneasters along with their different coloured berries. Later at the end of the autumn and with a little snow the magnificent redwoods stand out even more! There are also plenty of red squirrels to watch and photograph at leisure.Find out more
Contemporary Garden Centre located in a lovely rural setting, specialising in plants, ornamental and fruit trees, with bare root fruit trees available November to March. We have a very extensive range of trees on site, including Scottish Heritage varieties. Our experienced staff can help you select the right tree for your garden and provide advice on planting and aftercare. For customers living further afield, we can usually arrange for trees to be sent out by courier.Find out more
Using a printed guide provided at the Visitor Centre, participants are able to follow a self-guided trail around some of Threave Garden's 64 acres. Along the trail they will see a number of our varied collection of trees including Scottish and British champions, interesting groups and rarities. Autumn interest in leaf, bark and fruit can be seen in the many Ilex, Sorbus and Acer within the grounds amongst others from the diverse range of trees and shrubs. New additions continue to be planted by students of the School of Heritage Gardening to enhance the garden and develop the collection.Find out more
Browse our great range of trees that give the best autumn colourFind out more
Select from our wide range of Native bare root trees and hedgingFind out more
A self led tour of the arboretum, Diana's Grove, where a path leads you through a maze of giant specimen trees, collected by the Dukes of Atholl since the 2nd Duke developed the arboretum between 1740 and 1764Find out more
Find out about the Champion Trees and other exceptional trees in the gardens, a tree planted by a royal visitor, and the heritage apple trees. Be amazed at the spectacular colour of the Acers in autumn. Please note that the gardens are still closed and this event is video footage telling the story of some of the trees in the garden that you can view via a link on our website or Facebook and Instagram pages.Find out more