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“Lovely setting and red squirrels!”

Cluny House Gardens
Ranked #9 of 32 things to do in Aberfeldy
Certificate of Excellence
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and red squirrels!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I visited in August with my 7 year old daughter and 71 year old mother.
The sun was shining when we arrived so we sat on a bench by the lawn in front of the house and ate our picnic. Unfortunately there are no public toilets but luckily we saw the lady owner doing some weeding and she let me take my daughter into the house to use theirs.
We walked through the garden which was larger than I had expected. Lovely woodland which I'm sure must be even more amazing when all the rhodies and azaleas are in flower.
We saw a red squirrel quite close which was a highlight. Although the trail is numbered, we didn't find the guide mentioned by some other reviewers, so didn't come away as well-informed as we'd have liked.
There were well-priced plants for sale and also seeds - although as these the seeds were labelled in Latin with no pictures, we were at a bit of a loss!
Including our picnic I'd say we spent about 2 and a half hours in the gardens altogether.

Visited August 2013
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Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Red Squirrels - Yeah”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A lovely woodland garden. Well sign posted throughout the trail and the best bit is the bird and squirrel feeders - the red squirrels are fairly tame and let you get quite close.

Visited August 2013
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durham uk
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“plant persons dream”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a lovely garden . we had just left the amazing Menzies castle about 4 miles away straight into a plant persons dream straight off you see a lovely patch of gentian septfidia [ my spelling may be a little wrong ] later we saw willow gentian a lovely soft blue there were white ones but we must have missed them ,The trees were really great with many varieties i had never seen before , it would have been even better if there had a human guide instead of the leaflet but then we cant have everything , We saw but one red squirrel and heard many different bird calls but couldnt put a name to them , a very enjoyable couple of hours for just a fiver.

Visited August 2013
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“A wonderful garden”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The gardens at Cluny are stunning, the plants and trees, the countless birds and Red Squirrels everywhere. A wonderful adventure around every corner. These gardens are well worth a visit, the work and dedication that has gone into the maintenance is superb, the squirrels are fed daily to ensure their visibility for visitors

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“A Woodland Wonderland!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Cluny House Gardens is like the secret garden you create in your mind as a child! It's a delightful walk through plants, flowers & trees that you rarely get to see in a public garden - much nicer than the English country garden feel in my opinion. As you make your way through the garden you learn about all the unusual plants & the fact that they thrive in this garden rather than their usual climates makes the experience all the more magical. It wouldn't surprise me if there really were fairies living at the bottom of this particular garden!

Visited August 2013
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