Recreating The Glory
of The Atholl Palace Gardens
Recreating the glorious gardens that were part of the original vision for the Atholl Palace has been a particularly important part of our work on the hotel. Our gardeners’ hard work and imaginative planting has been rewarded with several prizes from the Pitlochry in Bloom Competition over the years.
Atholl Palace Hotel Gardens
The gardens have been developed with walkways and seats to encourage all, both hotel guests and day visitors, to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The remarkable specimen trees, planted as the hotel was being built from 1874, have been described as “an undiscovered arboretum” and are part of Perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
The formal gardens, at the front of the Hotel, are a constant blaze of colour throughout the summer. They are an ideal setting for photographs, a quiet drink or a romantic stroll down lovers lane.
Gardener Innes Smith, is happy to talk to you about his work as you stroll around the gardens. See below our Atholl Palace Gardens Map;
Atholl Palace Gardens Map
The gardens have been developed with walkways and seats to encourage all, both hotel guests and day visitors, to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife.VIEW MAP
Sweeping lawns and colourful planting greets you as you approach the Atholl Palace.READ MORE
The herb garden, with a culinary bed and an aromatherapy bed, has also been designed as a place for gentle relaxation and is a natural sun-trap.READ MORE
Black Spout Wood Walk
Located a short walk from Atholl Palace Hotel, through ancient woodlands, discover the Black Spout, a 190ft waterfall.READ MORE
Gardens On Film
Perthshire’s Green Resorts are a group of prestigious tourism businesses, all working towards implementing responsible practices at their individual properties.READ MORE
Wildlife & Walks
The Atholl Palace estate has several interesting walks designed to take you through a variety of habitats.READ MORE
The Palace grounds contain several species of notable trees dating from around 1880.READ MORE