Scotland's Gardens

Dun Dubh

 

Dun Dubh

Description

A late Victorian garden of six acres undergoing restoration and development. It is set on a series of terraces and slopes which run down to the shores of Loch Ard with superb views west to Ben Lomond framed by stands of mature conifers. There is an enclosed, colour themed formal garden laid out on three terraces and a new Victorian style glasshouse overlooking a terraced kitchen and fruit garden. The formal paved terrace at the front of the house overlooks a newly developed rock garden and crag while the lower walk running from the boat house to the main lawn gives views across the Loch. A developing woodland garden leads on to a formal late summer herbaceous border and terraced heather garden. Featured on "The Beechgrove Garden" in May 2014 and  "Scottish Field" in November 2014.

Directions

Follow the signs to the car park in the centre of Aberfoyle, look for the Garden Open signs. The minibus will leave from the bus stop beside the Tourist Office. Turn around time about 15 minutes. ! PLEASE BE AWARE - due to the Stirling Scottish Marathon taking place on Sunday 21 May there will be partial and temporary road closures on the A91. This is to more safely manage runners and traffic during this Sunday's Stirling Scottish Marathon, a decision has been taken to temporarily close the A91 north and southbound between the Manor Powis Roundabout and the Muirton Roundabout to all traffic apart from emergency vehicles and the 62D FirstBus service to and from Alloa. The closure will be in place between 10:00 and 14:00 on Sunday 21 May 2017. If you are travelling into Stirling from the east, please use the Clackmannanshire Bridge southbound and enter Stirling via the A905 through Fallin. For further information go to - http://www.greatrun.org/stirling-scottish-marathon/road-closures

Garden Openings

Sunday 21 May 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Admissions

£5.00, accompanied children free

Beneficiaries

Help for Heroes receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access

Other Details

Car parking is limited to disabled badge holders and helpers, but there will be free transport to and from Aberfoyle car park throughout the afternoon. Parking on the road outside Dun Dubh is dangerous and prohibited. Guide Dogs only. PLEASE NOTE It is the same day as the Stirling Marathon, please look out for diversions and heavy traffic in Stirling.

Contact

Callum Pirnie, Head Gardener
Kinlochard Road, Aberfoyle
FK8 3TJ

Call 01877 382698

Email

Location

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