From Catherine Erskine, Chair of Discover Scottish Gardens:

“Welcome to Discover Scottish Gardens.”

“We hope to encourage you to discover new gardens that you have never visited, find nurseries where unusual plants are grown, seek out champion trees in gardens and woodlands, uncover gardens large and small, visit sculpture gardens, locate places to stay with good gardens and identify societies to join and learn more about plants and gardens.”

“If you are a student or volunteer, I also hope that this website will help you to find a placement of training. Search individual garden profiles for volunteer opportunities.


There are over 300 gardens open to the public in Scotland, and the diversity of plants on offer is staggering. Our vision is to inspire you to visit Scotland’s gardens, whether you’re interested in horticulture or simply wanting an enjoyable day out.


The mission of Discover Scottish Gardens is to showcase the diversity and beauty of our gardens and to inspire and inform you to plan trips to gardens across Scotland.

About Us

Discover Scottish Gardens is a network of gardens, plant nurseries and related businesses which have come together to promote the rich diversity of our gardens to Scotland’s many visitors.

Our Steering Group is made up of garden and horticultural organisations
including: the National Trust for Scotland; the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; Scotland’s Gardens; Cambo Estate; Attadale Gardens and Brightwater Holidays.

We aim to provide a platform for members to share the wonderful horticultural array that Scotland has on offer all year round, as well as launching new festivals and events to celebrate the seasons.

Discover Scottish Gardens is a not-for-profit co-operative and is financed through membership subscriptions, sponsorship and funding from VisitScotland’s Growth Fund.

Our website is designed to showcase the diversity and beauty of our gardens and to provide would-be visitors with practical information about getting to a garden and about what to expect when they arrive.

Contact us at [email protected]


The Scottish Gardens Network would like to thank the individuals, businesses, organisations and charitable trusts whose generous funding and support has enabled the development and launch of the Discover Scottish Gardens initiative:

Discover Scottish Gardens would also like to acknowledge and thank the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) for providing the vast majority of images for this website which are copyright RBGE ©.