Open 7 days
9am to 5.30pm (summer)
9am to 5pm (winter) (Sunday 10am to 5pm)
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
Ken Cox's Choice. Best autumn colour is achieved in dry crisp autumns. Mild wet ones are less impressive. Most of those listed below will colour well every year.
Autumn colour is caused by sugars in the leaves which turn to red, orange and yellow as the green chlorophyll in the leaves starts to fade and the leaves die and dry up.
Acer palmatum (Japanese maple), incl. A. palmatum ‘Osakasuki’ (probably the best of all)
Euonymus alatus, E. europaeus ‘Red Cascade’
Rhododendron (azalea) luteum and other deciduous azaleas
Some of the other trees and shrubs famed for Autumn colour dont always colour well in Scotland due to the lack of crisp dry Autumn weather: Liquidambar, Liriodendron, can be good or disappointing depending on the year.