Contact Glendoick

Contact Garden Centre

Open 7 days

9am to 5pm (winter) (Sunday 10am to 5pm)

9am to 5.30pm (summer)

Phone: 01738 860260
Email gardencentre@glendoick.com

Link to bus timetable X7, Perth, Glendoick, Dundee


Contact Cafe and Foodhall

Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre

Phone: 01738 860265
Email restaurant@glendoick.com


 

Glendoick Garden Centre is proud to be a member of the GCA - Britain's Best Garden Centres

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Garden Centre Opening Times

Winter

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Summer

Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm

Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.

Garden Opening Times 2018

1st April - 31st May
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm.

Tickets must be purchased from the garden centre till before driving up to the gardens.

Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS


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Glendoick Environmental Policy

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.

Source Locally 

Plants

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, our heathers are grown locally, our Poinsettias from Edinburgh, Cyclamen from the Clyde Valley, perennials and alpines from near Inverness and so on.

Food

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.

 

Legal and National Guidelines

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.

Recycling and Waste management

  • Waste product management and a recycling policy will be pursued vigorously and we will fulfil obligations and, where possible advance initiatives in this area.
  • In the kitchen, we compost food waste
  • All cardboard is recycled
  • We have on site recycling for glass, clothing etc.
  • We have a bio-friendly sewage treatment plant
  • Our one napkin policy has cut napkin use down from nearly 500,000 a year to 20,000 a year.

Timber Sourcing

Glendoick furniture is purchased, wherever possible only using sustainable timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

What does FSC Mean?

  • It means that the wood used in your furniture is extracted with minimal environmental impact.
  • The FSC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally. 
  • Parts of the forest are protected entirely, in order to protect rare animals and plants.
  • FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF, Greenpeace and The Woodland Trust.
  • FSC protects the rights of indigenous people to use the forest.
  • The forest owner must use local workers to run the forest, and provide training, safety equipment and a decent salary. 
  • The FSC label is found on wood and paper products. All the wood used is tracked from the forest to the store. Every link between the forest and the consumer is certified to make it clearly identifiable which wood is FSC certified and which is not.

 

 

2019 Update

Glendoick Garden Centre strives to be Scotland's leading and most innovative garden centre in terms of environmental impact. New initiatives this year include

1. Installation of Electric charging points for cars (Autumn 2019)

2. Installation of Solar Panels to reduce electricity consumption (August-September 2019.

3. Recycling of plastic pots. All Glendoick's major suppliers are switching in 2019-20 to taupe rather than black pots which can be recycled. Perth and Kinross Council need to be persuaded to offer this locally and we are hopeful that the pilot projects underway in Worcestershire will roll out nationally.

4. Plastic packaging. Glendoick recycle plastics where ever possible and are looking at all opportunities to reduce the use of plastic packaging. We are looking to sell more and more loose (unpackaged) product. For example we sell 80% loose bulbs which are sold in paper bags rather than packaged bulbs in plastic wrappers.

5. Peat use.    Glendoick's rhododendron and azalea production uses reduced peat compost in propagation and containers and very low peat use in open ground production.

The wider horticultural industry and its trade body the HTA takes its environmental responsibilities incredibly seriously on the use and selling of peat.

Peat has been, and continues to be, a staple of successful gardening due to its physical properties. The industry has made significant progress in regards to bagged growing media in developing peat-free and peat-reduced alternative products. More products are coming on to the market all the time.

Soon HTA will be launching a responsible sourcing scheme. This will give consumers more information about the environmental impacts of all the materials in their bags of growing media. There are some great alternatives, but it will take time to secure the volume of alternative materials needed to meet the overall demand of bagged growing media.

5. Plant Imports

Glendoick MD Kenneth Cox has been lobbying and campaigning for greater pest and disease control by the restriction of import of plants from the European continent. DEFRA have recently tighted restrictions on oak imports. Glendoick source almost all the plants they sell from UK nurseries. Only houseplants are imported as most are not produced in the UK

Peat Policy at Glendoick Gardens

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.

For more information See The Peat Debate  by Ken Cox