JUNE 2024 - GROWTH!
JUNE & THE GARDEN IS GROWING!With excellent growing conditions i.e. rain and warmth, the garden ..
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2024 Seed list and Organised tours 2024

2024 SEED LIST
To see the range of seeds we sell please go to the "Find Out More Pages" and c..
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Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
The numerous red squirrels at Cluny are very active throughout most of the day but especially when t..
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Explore this magical woodland garden and discover some of Perthshire’s most fascinating plants and wildlife.

APART FROM IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS CLUNY IS OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR FROM 0900 TO 1800. PLEASE CONTACT 07818 065966 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. 

JUNE IS ANOTHER LOVELY MONTH TO VISIT CLUNY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH THERE ARE STILL CANDELABRA PRIMULAS IN BLOOM AND FASCINATING COBRA LILIES. GIANT HIMALAYAN LILIES AND COLOURFUL TURKSCAP LILIES TAKE OVER FROM MID JUNE GIVING A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY.

CLUNY IS PLANTED ON A HILLSIDE SO THERE ARE MANY STEPS BOTH DOWN AND UP THE GARDEN. THERE IS ONE SHORTER PATH WHICH HAS NO STEPS. WE APOLOGISE BUT DUE TO THE NARROWNESS OF THE PATHS AND THE STEPS, THE GARDEN IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PUSH CHAIRS OR WHEEL CHAIRS. 

WELL BEHAVED DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON A SHORT LEAD AT ALL TIMES, THANK YOU.

The garden was created by Bobby and Betty Masterton. When they arrived in the 1950s there were a few trees – conifers, beeches and oak, but more notably the two magnificent Wellingtonias you can see today. One of them has a girth of over 11m. Although over 150 years old, these natives of North America are still youngsters as the trees can live for a thousand years. 
The Mastertons had a particular interest in Himalayan plants which thrive in the Cluny's perfect conditions. Many of the seeds they grew are now large trees, such as the Tibetan cherry, notable for its mahogany peeling bark. Perennials that flourish here include lilies (including some over 4m high) and Meconopsis (blue poppy). Since 1987 the garden has been cared for by their daughter Wendy and her husband John Mattingley.


Please

  • keep to the paths by following the numbered route around the garden.
  • take care walking around the garden in wet weather; walking sticks may be borrowed. 
  • unfortunately due to the terrain the garden is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • there are a number of steps both up and down the garden but please just take your time going around and make use of the wooden seats..
  • do not pick any flowers or seed heads.
  • if you would like to buy any of the plants on sale, leave the money in the box on the plant stall.
  • there are seeds for sale at the front door of the house in the Spring months.
  • sorry, but the remainder of the house is private
  • Thank you.

Entrance prices:

Unfortunately we do not have card facilities so please remember we are cash only, thank you.

£5 per person, children £1. Annual season ticket: £10
Opening times: 0900am – 6pm  Outside those times, please contact us.

If you are visiting Cluny please be honest with your entrance money. The charge is £5/adult . To keep Cluny open to the public does require a large sum of money. Also many, many hundreds of pounds are spent on squirrel and bird food annually so that all visitors have a fantastic opportunity of seeing wildlife very easily.

We also sell a variety of home-produced plants suitable for woodland gardens. Our own seed is also available for sale by post throughout December and January.
 
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.

If you see one of us working in the garden and you have any questions, we would be delighted to answer them, if we can.

If you have any queries or would like to know more, please contact Wendy Mattingley at wmattingley@btinternet.com  Mobile number: 07818065966

 CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS  ABERFELDY,  PERTHSHIRE, PH15 2JT



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Take a look at our resident squirrels in action.