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  • Cluny House Gardens

    Cluny is a peaceful woodland garden created around a few notable policy trees from the 1950s by Bobby and Betty Masterton. Since the late 1980s the garden has continued to be developed by the Mastertons' youngest daughter Wendy and husband John Mattingley. The aspect, slope, soil and weather all provide ideal conditions for growing many species of trees, shrubs, lilies, primulas and arisaemas originating from 2,750 to 3,750 metres in the Himalayas. There is also an interesting variety of North American trees and bulbs. The garden is worked on organic principles with no chemicals used. All beds are hand weeded and copious amounts of leaf mould added to enrich the soil. Native species of woodland plants and wildlife also flourish making Cluny a rather special place with something of interest for everyone.

    How to find us

    From Aberfeldy: cross Wade's bridge on the B846 and after 0.5 mile (800m) turn right towards Strathtay at the Ailean Chraggan Hotel. After 2.5 miles (4km) turn off to the left following the signs and we are 0.5 mile (800m) up the hill.

    From the A9: turn off at Ballinluig towards Aberfeldy on the A827. At Grandtully, cross the bridge following signs to the north side of the river Tay. Stay left after the bridge and left again at Strathtay Stores onto the Weem road. After 3 miles (4.5km), turn off right following the signs and we are 0.5 mile (800m) up the hill.

    Location

    Highlights

    • Spring for drifts of Erythroniums mixed with Trilliums and Asiatic primulas.
    • Colourful candelabra primulas in May with Himalayan poppies and Cobra Lilies.
    • UK‚Äôs awesome widest conifer a Giant Sequoia with red squirrels feeding near-by
    • Crowds of Martagon lilies in summer plus the stunning Giant Himalayan Lily (3m).
    • Superb autumn colour of maples, birches, lots of Sorbus berries and many fungi.

    Guided tours

    We give guided tours to groups of 30 or less but please book in advance and contact us for further information.We welcome pre-arranged groups and a guide (one of the owners) will be available. Buses under 36 seaters can access the garden and park in the car park. Unfortunately large buses must park 400m from the house therefore visitors have to walk the pleasant 400m up and down to the garden. Guided tours in the evening are also welcome especially for smaller groups. Please contact us for further information.

    Group visits

    We welcome pre-arranged groups and a guide (one of the owners) will be available. Buses under 36 seaters can access the garden and park in the car park. Unfortunately large buses must park 400m from the house therefore visitors have to walk the pleasant 400m up and down to the garden. Guided tours in the evening are also welcome especially for smaller groups. Please contact us for further information.

    Promotional Themes

    • Meconopsis and Woodland Gardens
    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Dates closed

    Open all year.

    Admission prices

    Adult: £5.00 Child: £1.00

    Facilities

    Picnic area Car park Dog friendly

    Dogs on a short lead please. We sell our own home produced plants grown from seed.
    Cluny seed and postcards for sale.

    Address

    Cluny House Gardens
    Cluny House
    Aberfeldy
    PH15 2JT

    Phone

    07818065966
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