Visit Glendoick Woodland Gardens

Situated 1/2 mile behind the Glendoick Garden centre on the southern slopes of the Sidlaw Hills. Glendoick's Woodland Gardens are open in April and May from 10am to 4pm. Out of season you can visit by arrangement. Due to steep paths, steps and gravel, the gardens are not suitable for wheelchairs.

Glendoick was included in the Independent on Sunday's exclusive survey of Europe's Top 50 Gardens, and boasts a unique collection of plants collected by three generations of Coxes from their plant-hunting expeditions in China and the Himalaya.

You can see one of the finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, hydrangeas and bulbs in our woodland gardens.

Many of the Rhododendron and azalea species and hybrids have been introduced from the wild or bred by the Cox family and the gardens boast a huge range of plants from as far afield as Chile, Tasmania and Tibet.

Three waterfall viewing platforms have been built in the woodland gardens. 

Peter and Kenneth Cox have written numerous books on rhododendrons and gardens. Kenneth Cox's book Scotland for Gardeners describes 500 of Scotland's finest gardens.

To visit the gardens, buy tickets at the garden centre. It is 1/2 mile to the gardens so most visitors drive up and park at the drive side. Please close all gates behind you.

Gardens Prices & Tickets 2024

1st April to 1st June, open 7 days 10am-4pm.  

Celebrating 50 Years open Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Entrance: £5 per adult   (Donation made to Scotland's Garden Scheme)
School age children: Free

No dogs allowed, please.

Tickets must be purchased from the Garden Centre before you drive up to the garden.

For Garden Visit Group bookings e mail: 
A single group payment is requested payable by debit/credit card.
We can offer guided tours for keen gardening groups.

Cafe Bookings.

Glendoick's Garden Cafe is run by a separate company

Tel 01738 718926

email for details of menu and bookings.

Group bookings can be taken for the cafe, either for before or after a garden visit depending on the time of day.

Visiting at other times by appointment: e mail