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Abernethy Open Gardens - NEW FOR 2017


The beautiful and historic village of Abernethy will be opening at least six gardens, but more may be added. All gardens are non smoking and only guide dogs are allowed.
PITCURRAN HOUSE PH2 9LH (The Hon Ranald and Mrs Noel-Paton) End of village garden with an interesting combination of trees, shrubs and plants. Euphorbia mellifera and melianthus major grow happily amongst hebes and cistus. Rhododendrons, azaleas, meconopsis, trilliums, tree peonies, Smilacena racemosa and a good Caragana arborescens 'Lorbergii'.There is a rose pergola covered in Blush Noisetta, 'Feicite Perpetue' and 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'.
CAREY HOUSE PH2 9N (Caroline and Alan Boyle): Six-year old two acre garden in the process of creation from fields rich in thistles and brambles. Includes small orchard, herbaceous beds, rose garden, pond area, cottage garden, cutting garden, vegetable and herb beds, lawns - all with panoramic views of the Ochils.
BLOOMFIELD PH2 9LW (Claire Jones & Kyle Strachan): Half acre cottage garden, reclaimed from wilderness six years ago and beginning to mature. Mixed planting of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Two small nature ponds. Back garden has raised beds and children’s play area.
MORNINGTON COTTAGE (Keir Allen and Rachel Battilana): Located on the site of the Culdees monastery and just down the road from Abernethy’s famous round tower, this kitchen garden has been producing food for the surrounding buildings for at least the last 210 years, possibly the last 1000. Fuelled by local horse manure, the rotating beds yield a wide variety of organic fruit and vegetables. Also features child and baby play equipment and a gigantic hen run. Disabled access may not be possible.
EASTBANK COTTAGE PH2 9LR (Mike and Elsa Thomson): Traditional Scottish cottage, one third acre garden, walled and bounded by a small burn to the East. Azaleas, rhododendrons, erythroniums, varieties of wood anemones, trillium and a fine display of clematis. Altogether a little haven in the country.
5 SUTHERLAND CRESCENT PH2 9GA (Gill Boardman): This garden has been designed and planted in late 2011 to 2012. Originally a very boring modern estate house garden with grass and decking! Mainly perennials and grasses were planted at side and front. More traditional back garden with shrubs for structure and some perennials. Silver birch trees, rowan trees, laurel hedges, beech hedge and golden privet on the boundaries.
7 DRUM GATE PH2 9SA (Mr and Mrs C Morrison): An attractive garden split into extensive herbaceous borders, large lawn areas and a young woodland with matasequoias, tulip tree, rhododendrons and wonderful views across the Tay Valley and upwards to the Ochils. Fruit trees and scrubs bearing produce. Listen and observe the many species of bird attracted to the garden at the Children’s Hideaway Cottage.


Seven miles south of Perth. Leave the M90 at Junction 9 and follow signs for Newburgh and Cupar on the A912 for approximately five miles. Go left (straight on) at the mini roundabout, School Wynd is the first right after the zebra crossing, the Crees Inn carpark is the second right, it is a short walk between. The church hall and carpark will be signposted on the day.

Garden Openings

Saturday 24 June 10:00am - 6:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)


£8.00, includes tea and cake


Abernethy in Bloom receives 19%, Abernethy Museum receives 7%, The Williamson Hall receives 7%, Abernethy Pavillion receives 7%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Home-made teas available.
  • Plant stall

Other Details

Tickets, maps, teas, plant and produce stalls in the church hall at School Wynd. Tea and cake included in ticket price, light lunch available to purchase. Parking available at Crees Inn, Main Street for a donation to PADS and Second Chance.


The Gardeners of Abernethy



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