Attadale Gardens at Strathcarron, Wester Ross

A painter's garden designed to frame the views of Skye and surrounding hills, it features meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primulas alongside waterfalls, sculpture and Monet-style bridges.

Carolside Gardens at Earlston, Borders

The grounds of late 18th century mansion Carolside House offer a romantic setting that is home to an oval walled garden and historical collection of ancient roses.

Earlshall Castle at Leuchars, Fife

The stunning topiary garden was laid out by prolific Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer in 1890. Other charms include a rose terrace, orchard and croquet lawn.

Lip na Cloiche Garden and Nursery on Mull

This small, densely-planted garden near the shoreline is a delightful space containing an eclectic collection of small trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, including Chilean and New Zealand rarities.

Portmore Gardens at Eddleston, Peeblesshire

A pleached lime walk, rose garden, Victorian glasshouses and ornamental fruit cages are among the many lures. The pretty walled garden is at its height between mid-July and August.

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