Open 7 days 9am to 5pm (winter)
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Cafe closes at 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
At Glendoick we believe that gardening is or should be an activity which is good for the environment. Plants are essential for bees, birds and other wildlife and add to the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Unlike the Garden Centre chains who source little or no plant material from Scottish Growers, Glendoick grow many of their plants on site in their two nurseries. Our bedding plants are grown 3 miles away near Errol, or heathers are grown locally, our Poinsettias from Edinburgh, Cyclamen from the Clyde Valley, perennials and alpines from near Inverness and so on.
By sourcing local produce as much as possible, we cut down on food miles and support local farmers, growers and producers. In the kitchen, we compost, recycle and have a bio-friendly septic tank.
Our one napkin policy has cut napkin use down from nearly 500,000 a year to 20,000 a year.
We will uphold the laws and regulations relating to the Environment, and also will respect its sensitivities.
We will work to reduce energy and resource consumption, adhering to industry and good practice and seek prevention of pollution at all times.
Glendoick furniture is purchased, wherever possible only using sustainable timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
In line with UK government advice, Glendoick Gardens Ltd runs a reduced peat-use policy for its nursery stock production. Unlike almost all other UK rhododendron and azalea growers, most of Glendoick's stock is grown in the open ground, requiring almost no peat to be used. Following extensive trials, in Glendoick's open ground production, less than 10% peat is used as a planting medium. The remaining 90% consists of top soil, loam, composted bark and composted conifer needles and chipped trimmings. We estimate that our open-ground rhododendron production is the most peat-friendly in the U.K. At Glendoick Gardens, peat is used mainly in propagation and container production. Most peat used is from renewable sources in Scandinavia and the Baltic states. (see below).
Glendoick still uses peat in propagation and in its container mixes (50% peat) as we believe that Ericaceous plants (which grow naturally on peat) require at least some of it for best results.