Located on the sunny western slopes of Kinnoull Hill, Branklyn Garden is an oasis of tranquillity only a short walk or drive from Perth city centre. The gardens are small but crammed full of plant species from all over the world, also incorporating a rock garden, pond and intimately winding walkways revealing a stunning array of colours at every turn. Early summer is probably the best time to visit, but the gardens' autumn colours are apparently also spectacular. For some reason we only took close-up photos: check out the garden's website to get a better idea of the garden layout.
Name: Branklyn Garden ★★★☆☆
Location: Fairmount Terrace, a mile south-east of Perth city centre, G.R.: NO 126228 ///basin.fall.plot
Open (2018): Daily, late March to October
Cost (2018): £6.50 (adults), £5 (children), free for National Trust for Scotland members