Branklyn Garden


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Address and contact details
116 Dundee Road, Perth, Tayside, PH2 7BB
Tel: 01738 625535
Fax: 01738 625535
Email: smcnamara@nts.org.uk
Latitude: 56° 23' 16" N
Longitude: 3° 25' 08" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1922
Ownership:The National Trust for Scotand
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork (NT) and Individual, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust for Scotland
Personnel
Head Gardener: Steve McNamara
Contact person: Steve McNamara
Total Staff:5
Total Horticultural Staff:2 (1 part-time seasonal) / volunteers (3)
Policies
Accessions:To maintain the collection and to obtain plant material with regard to the national collection, notable rhododendrons and other shrubs and trees.
Physical environment
Altitude:35 m
Soil type:Loam
Aspect:West
Total area:0.8 ha
Plant collection
Accessions:3500
Plants:7,000 (12,500 records)
Notable plants within the collection:
Large hornbean Carpinus betulus var. fastigiata
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Papaveraceae
Special genera within the collections:
Cassiope, Rhododendron, Meconopsis, Lilium
Special collections:
Cassiope, NCCPG – 6 Species, 25 Taxa.
Lilium – Mylnefield Lilies.
Rock garden.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:Yes
Nepal
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Gift shop, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am to 5pm April-October
Guiding principles behind the collection
To maintain collections in the spirit of the Renton family, I.e Sino-Himalayan Plants plus new collections
Location map
Location map

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