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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. ex­plor­ers­gar­

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.

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