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Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

It was a dreich, grey day so not ideal for viewing a garden. It was also early in the season so the garden was not looking its best. Nevertheless both my wife and I were impressed. It is best observed from the castle courtyard which is about 60 feet above the gardens. From there you can admire the picture made by the box hedges and the beautiful topiary of the trees. Close up you can marvel at the work that has gone into creating the shapes of the firs and see the many statues in the gardens depicting ancient heroes and Roman maidens and emperors. You can also walk through woodland to another statue and look back towards the house and gardens. It won't detain you long but it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

Second visit and first with teenagers - was even better than we remembered. The mile long avenue hints of things to come then the reveal after you've got your ticket is so memorable.

Highly maintained gardens, greenhouses heated by the old Victorian pipes and a short film about the sundial restoration in the castle keep (the rest of the house isn't open).

Toilets, but no tea room, mini shop - but this place really is all about the garden. Worth a significant detour to visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

My wife and I had spent an afternoon walking around the wonderful gardens. We took a train from Edinburgh to Stirling, then took a taxi from the train station. The small staff received us very warmly, then helped us get a taxi back to nearby Crieff then Stirling. We had terrific weather, but I can only imagine being out in those gardens if it starts to rain. A real highlight was the restored obelisk sundial, which itself would be worth the visit to the right person.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

I’m not a big garden person but we visited with friends on a nice sunny day and the garden were really nice especially when looking down on them.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

A chance recommendation led us to Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff. It was a stunning day - blue skies and hot considering it was mid September. The estate is entered via an avenue of beech trees one mile long which makes for quite an entrance. A well maintained car park and picnic tables available. The toilets beside the car park were clean and free. Drummond Castle is 14th century with a 16th century addition - which you can’t go into - oversees the most stunning formal garden. Used in Outlander as ‘Versailles’ gives an idea of how spectacular the gardens are. The sun created beautiful shadows and the planting was perfect. A recently restored very unusual sundial in the centre of the garden is a must to see. A large kitchen garden laden with multiple varieties of apples and pears adds to the experience. There is a short woodland walk provides spectacular views back to the house. The wood carvings places around the walk are a nice touch. Definitely a hidden gem in Scotland and highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
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