October - autumn colours and Scottish Tree Festival
There are now wonderful vivid autumn colours in the garden. The Japanese maples, Enkianthus, azaleas..
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2018 seed list and Organised tours

 2018 SEED LISTThe 2018 seed list will be available in November. Please email wmattingley@b..
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Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
As it is now autumn, the squirrels are very active throughout the day. They are fed around 0900 with..
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FACILITIES

We have no catering facilities at Cluny partly because we feel there are a number of excellent businesses located close-by who are providing a wide range of scrumptious meals, snacks and drinks.

www.aileanchraggan.co.uk
Local hotel near Aberfeldy and 3 miles from Cluny renowned for its high quality meals. Great for a bowl of soup.

 www.LegendsofGrandtully.com    www.HighlandChocolatier.com
Fabulous Coffee House and Chocolatier 3 miles from Cluny at Grandtully.


ALL THE LOCAL INFORMATION YOU REQUIRE

For information on Things to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Shop, Where to Stay, What's On, plus much more visit - www.pitlochry-scotland.co.uk


ARBORICULTURE SPECIALISTS

A local firm, Turnbull Tree Care undertook important tree work in the garden including felling 3 trees, high pruning of 2 conifers and the thinning out of a rather tall beech hedge. The small team did an excellent job, we cannot praise them enough. In a garden like Cluny, great care is required in order not to damage plants beneath the tree canopy. Turnbull Tree Care completed the work efficiently and with complete understanding of the ethos of the garden.

http://www.turnbulltreecare.co.uk/

Turnbull Tree Care is a small family run business based in Perthshire.  Jonathan Turnbull has been working as an Arborist for over 10 years in Scotland, the rest of the UK and across Europe.  He has honed his skills visiting and working on some of the largest trees in the world.  In addition to choosing arboriculture as his profession, he also competes in International Tree Climbing Competitions.  He is the current UK & I Champion and came second at the World event in Toronto, Canada, in August 2013.  Previously he has been European Champion for 3 consecutive years.  Trees are not just a job they are a passion!

Although based in Perthshire, Turnbull Tree Care carries out work across Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders to the Isle of Canna and Nairn.  They are dedicated to the care, preservation and maintenance of Scotlandís trees and treat every job, however large or small, with the utmost attention to detail.


 ACCOMMODATION

http://southchesthill.com/

3 different well appointed properties for holiday lets on South Chesthill Estate at the foot of Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest, loneliest and loveliest glen. 7,000 acres to explore!

http://www.torrdarach.co.uk/

A lovely B & B with an interesting garden situated in a quiet area of Pitlochry. The owners and hosts run the business entirely by themselves and do all the work in a large garden.

http://www.clancampbellcottages.co.uk/

Only a mile from Cluny there is a very special self-catering cottage set in a lovely location next to the River Tay AND with its own hot tub and sauna!

www.lyoncroftcottage.co.uk                                                                                                                               

Lyon Croft Cottage is an exceptionally attractive thatched holiday cottage situated just outside the picturesque village of Fortingall.

http://www.holidaycottages.net/scotland/perth-and-kinross.htm

Link to several good quality holiday cottages in the Perthshire area.


GARDENS AND GARDEN CENTRES

discoverscottishgardens.org

Checkout the website for information on 400 gardens and plant nurseries across Scotland


 Other interesting sites

Visit http://www.pkrsg.com/ to learn more about the Perth and Kinross Red Squirrel Group. The Group are carrying out essential conservation work within Perth and Kinross especially in recording the distribution of both red and grey squirrels and trapping grey squirrels.

Cluny is one of the sites included in the Perthshire Big Tree Country Heritage and Access project, celebrating the amazing woodland heritage in the area, and co-ordinated by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. http://www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk/ 

 www.iconictrees.org Please also check out this site to understand why Perthshire Big Tree Country is the perfect area for establishing iCONic collections of threatened conifers from temperate regions of the world.

http://www.wild-scotland.org.uk/  This website is a must for anyone with an interest in Scottish wildlife. Wild Scotland is the Scottish association for wildlife and tourism operators who strive to provide a first-class wildlife-watching experience. Members include wildlife boat trips, cruise companies, activity companies, accommodation, estates and safari tour operators.

For walking information in the Aberfeldy area please look at: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/loch-tay.shtml

The Scottish Crannog Centre is a charitable and independent 5 Star heritage centre which features Scotland's only authentic recreation of an Iron Age loch-dwelling. The Crannog is about 8 miles from Cluny at Acharn near Kenmore. A great place for families to visit. http://www.crannog.co.uk/

http://www.treeblog.co.uk/

Some really lovely images of trees throughout the UK on this very interesting website. Cluny is featured with some great images in the December 2011 archive.