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  • Scone Palace and Gardens

    The extensive gardens and grounds of Scone Palace are home to many arboricultural and horticultural delights. A Victorian Pinetum planted with exotic conifers, include a Douglas fir raised from seed sent back from America in 1826 by Scottish plant hunter David Douglas, and Perthshire's only maze planted in a mix of purple and green beech to create a unique tartan effect. The Kitchen Garden, offers the opportunity to view where produce is grown for the Palace Coffee Shop and also has a colourful display of sweet peas, dahlia flowers and an annual border in the cutting garden. Seasonal highlights of Snowdrops, Daffodils, Rhododendrons, perennials and autumn colours from one of the finest tree collections, delight throughout the season. Our Walled Garden Nursery has newly opened for a fine selection of plants, cut flowers and veg from the garden to buy.

    How to find us

    Find us 2 miles north of the City of Perth on the A93, traveling from Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow, follow the signs for the A93-Braemar. Visit our website for public transport information.



    Visit Scotland 5 Star Historic House

    Visit Scotland Gold Award for Green Tourism

    Visit Scotland Taste our Best Award

    National Coach Tourism Awards - Nomination

    CIE Tours - Award of Excellence

    TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence


    • The Murray Star Maze - a mix of purple & green beech trees give a tartan effect.
    • Douglas Fir Tree - grown from seed David Douglas sent home in 1826
    • Victorian Pinetum - collection of over 200 magnificent conifers
    • Kitchen Garden - under restoration supplying produce to the Palace Coffee Shop
    • Walks and Playpark - there are 3 routes of various distances

    Guided tours

    Ideal for Horticultural Groups and Gardening Clubs, we offer private tours around the Grounds and Gardens with our Head Gardener, Brian Cunningham. Brian has regularly featured on BBC Beechgrove Garden covering a variety of gardening projects which he and his team have been working on over the past 6 years. These include our Chilli Festival, the restoration of the walled Kitchen Garden and the story of the Plant Hunter, David Douglas.Group Rates for 15 or more people

    Adults £6.00
    Seniors & Students £5.30
    Tour Guide £55.00

    For further details regarding gardening group tours, please contact Brian by email: [email protected]

    To book please call us on 01738 552300

    Group visits

    For further details regarding gardening group tours, please contact Brian by email: [email protected]

    To book please call us on 01738 552300

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Maze
    • Meconopsis
    • Red Squirrels
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Walled Garden
    • Woodland Gardens

    Opening Times

    Monday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Wednesday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Thursday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Sunday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

    Admission prices

    Adult: £10.50 Child: £7.00 Family: £30.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Accommodation Assistance Dogs Car park Dog friendly Events Kids’ play area Picnic area Plant sales Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access


    Scone Palace

    PH2 6BD


    01738 552300
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