Glendoick Gardens

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Address and contact details
Glendoick, Perth, Tayside, PH2 7NS
Tel: 0173 8860205
Fax: 0173 8860630
Latitude: 56° 23' 50" N
Longitude: 3° 17' 23" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Mr & Mrs Peter Cox
Managing Director: Peter A Cox
Head Gardeners: John Mitton and Jens Nielsen
Contact person: Peter and Kenneth Cox
Total Staff:7
Accessions:As comprehensive a collection of Rhododendron species as possible under our conditions
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, acid
Total area:6 ha
Area heated:500 m²
Other sites of collection:Baravalla Garden Tarbert
Weather recordsNo records kept
Absolute minimum:-18 °C (1982)
Average annual:750 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Largest Acer tetramerum and Tetradium daniellii 'Hupehensis' in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China, Eastern Asia, New Zealand, Western South America
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Papaveraceae, Primulaceae, Rosaceae, Pinaceae, Aceraceae, Fagaceae, Clethraceae, Betulaceae, Magnoliaceae, Berberidaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Meconopsis, Primula, Viburnum, Berberis, Pinus, Abies, Picea, Magnolia, Enkianthus, Kalmia, Cardiocrinum, Nothofagus, Betula, Acer, Sorbus, Cotoneaster, Clethra, Cassiope, Cassiope, Kalmiopsis
Record Keeping:Kept since 1955 (rhododendrons), 1965 for others
Computerised (but in early stages)
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:International
Facilities on site
Library:Yes Rhododendron, plant exploration, monographs
Research facilities:No
Publications:Nursery catalogue
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public, fee charged. Undertakes free identifications for customers. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Occasional supervised guided walks,signs, lectures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, plant shop, book shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:By appointment only
Visitors per year:500-1000
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: Open Mid April-Mid June
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden aims to grow as many wild-collected Rhododendron taxa as possible, plus a fair representation of the other families and genera listed.
Location map

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