CLOVER PARK Langdyke, KA3 6JA
Clover Park was created almost ten years ago.The owners developed it into an eclectic mix of architectural, ornamental and atmospheric features, it includes a woodland and azalea walk, fernery and gunnera bog. A paddock is home to a small herd of pygmy goats. Recent additions are hardy palms and other exotics. Open 1 June, 2pm-5pm; admission £5, children free.
EXPLORERS GARDEN Pitlochry, PH16 5DR
This six-acre woodland garden celebrates the Scottish explorers who risked their lives in search of new plants. The Explorers Garden is divided into geographic areas, each containing plants collected from that corner of the globe. Set in Highland Perthshire countryside, the garden is known for its meconopsis collection, stunning vistas and interesting sculptures. Open 2 June, 10am-4.30pm; www. explorersgarden.com
KINCARDINE CASTLE Kincardine O’Neil, AB34 5AE
A superb series of gardens around a Victorian castle with views across Deeside. Walled garden with a worldclass laburnum walk, a mixture of herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetables and fruit trees. Extensive wildflower meadows and a beautiful planetary garden. A woodland garden with 120 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas.
Open 9 June, 1.30pm–5pm; admission £5, children free.