Sunday, 24 February 2013

A stunning day in Perthshire today! Spring is on the way and the snowdrops are everywhere. Enjoy the Scottish Snow Drop Festival throughout February and March.
Check the best places to see them in Perthshire below. 
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Perthshire gardens and woodlands with good snowdrops; 

Birks of Aberfeldy
Spectacular waterfalls in a dramatic wooded gorge made famous by national bard, Robert Burns. A narrow path follows a circular route. Spring flowers and woodland birds. Open daily dawn - dusk (free entry).

Black Spout Wood
Spring brings snowdrops and wood anemones to the oak woodland floor. Easy waymarked paths, tumbling burns and a mighty waterfall - The Black Spout! For more information visit the Pitlochry Information Centre. Open daily dawn - dusk (entry free).

Blair Castle Gardens
Enjoy the seasonal delight of snowdrops in bloom on a walk around the castle grounds. A gentle meandering route passes through the Hecules Garden and weaves along to St Brides Kirk. The walk also includes access to two new paths. Open daily 9:30am - 2:30pm (Prices vary, special rates available for groups of 12 or more people).

Cluny House Gardens
Experience this exceptional woodland garden with massive Wellingtonias, Red squirrels, snowdrops and snowflakes, erythronium, trillium and early primulas. Cluny is a treat not to be missed. Open February - March 10:00am - 4:00pm (Price to be confirmed).

Glendoick Gardens
Woodland gardens, banks of snowdrops, aconites and cyclamen, early rhododendrons, Daphne, Viburnum etc. Tickets purchased at Glendoick Garden Centre. Café and plant sales at garden centre; opening times and prices to be confirmed.

Innerpeffray Library and Chapel
A tranquil woodland garden with views over River Earn. Explore Chapel churchyard and browse in the 18 century library - special exhibition of gardening books. Opening times to be confirmed.

Kilbryde Castle
Drifts of snowdrops by the Ardoch burn and in woodlands. Steep paths. Opening times to be confirmed.

The Linns
Specialist collection of snowdrops. 3½ acres of woodland and herbaceous garden. Open by arrangement February - March (Price to be confirmed).

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