Cluny House

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Address and contact details
By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Tayside, PH15 2JT
Tel: 01887 820795
Latitude: 56° 38' 25" N
Longitude: 3° 49' 41" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Private, Mr J & Mrs W Mattingley
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Owner: Mr John and Mrs Wendy Mattingley
Contact person: Mr John and Mrs Wendy Mattingley
Total Staff:4
Accessions:Cluny should be maintained in an informal way, as a 'wild' garden with a heavy accent towards Himalayan plants grown from seed-collecting expeditions. No chemicals (unless natural) should be used on the garden.
Physical environment
Soil type:Acid
Total area:2.4 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Absolute maximum:21 °C
Absolute minimum:-20 °C
Strength:Below average
Average annual:35-40 inches
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Greatest girthed Wellingtonia in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China, Indo-China
Special genera within the collections:
Meconopsis, Trillium, Erythronium, Nomocharis, Primula
Special collections:
Collections of Ludlow and Sherriff,
Asiatic Primula – 120 Species
Record Keeping:No records kept
Plant-collecting trips:National
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Plant Shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:4,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10.00-18.00
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden aims to raise plants from wild-collected seed. The plants are planted out in an informal way. No chemicals should be employed.
Location map

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