The Meconopsis Group

Gardens

Meconopsis can be enjoyed in many gardens, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Here the peak flowering time is normally the second half of May and at least the first half of June.

Here are details of some that we recommend, in England, Ireland and Wales as well as Scotland, and a few in other countries.

These gardens are open to the public, but not necessarily all the time. Check their websites for more details.

If you discover other good Meconopsis-rich gardens, please let us know.

Scotland

Abriachan Nursery Garden

Loch Ness-side, Inverness, IV3 8LA, Scotland

Tel:01463861232
Email: info@lochnessgarden.com
Web: www.lochnessgarden.com
Contact: Donald & Margaret Davidson

Auriculas a speciality

Attadale Gardens

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX, Scotland

Tel:01520722603
Email: info@attadalegardens.com
Web: www.attadalegardens.com
Contact: Frances MacKenzie & Pamela Bruce

 

Benmore Botanic Garden

Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU, Scotland

Tel:01369706261
Email: s.gray@rbge.ac.uk
Web: www.rbge.org.uk
Contact: Sybil Gray

Particularly Rhododendrons

 

Branklyn Garden

116 Dundee Road, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 7BB, Scotland

Tel:01738625535/07974579025
Email: branklyngarden@nts.org.uk
Web: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/branklyn-garden
Contact: Jim Jermyn

Plant hunters’ garden
Brodick Castle & Garden

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY, Scotland

Tel:01770302202
Email: brodickcastle@nts.org.uk
Web: www.nts.org.uk
Contact: Patrick Hayes

Cally Gardens

Cally Avenue, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2DJ, Scotland

Tel:01557815228/07720718671
Email: info@callygardens.co.uk
Web: www.callygardens.co.uk
Contact: Kevin Hughes

Cluny House Gardens

Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JT, Scotland

Tel:07818865966
Email: wmattingley@btinternet.com
Web: www.clunyhousegardens.com
Contact: John & Wendy Mattingley

Himalayan plants
Cragieburn

Cragieburn House, Selkirk Road, By Moffat, DG10 9LF, Scotland

Tel: 07899055114
Email: ajmw1@aol.com
Contact: Janet Wheatcroft & Dawa Sherpa

Sherpa garden
Crarae Garden

Crarae, nr Inverary, PA32 8YA, Scotland

Tel: 01546886614
Email: craraegarden@nts.org.uk
Web: www.nts.org.uk

Himalayan style garden
Dawyk Botanic Garden

Stobo, Peebles, Peebleshire, EH45 9JU, Scotland

Tel: 01721760254
Email: dawyck@rbge.org.uk
Web: www.rbge.org.uk

Famous tree collection
Edrom Woodland Garden

Coldingham, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5TZ, Scotland

Tel: 01890 771386
Email: mail@edrom-nurseries.co.uk
Web: www.edrom-nurseries.co.uk
Contact: Terry & Cath Hunt

Explorers’ Garden

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR, Scotland

Tel: 01796 484600
Email: info@explorersgarden.com
Web: www.explorersgarden.com
Contact: Julia Corden

National Collection of Meconopsis – big blue-flowered species & cultivars
Glenarn Gardens

Glenarn Road, Rhu, by Helensburgh, Argyll, G84 8LL, Scotland

Tel: 01436820493
Email: masthome@btinternet.com
Web: www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk
Contact: Mike & Sue Thornley

Particularly Rhododendrons
Glendoick Garden

Glendoick, Glencarse, Perthshire, PH2 7NS, Scotland

Tel: 01738860260
Email: gardencentre@glendoick.com
Web: www.glendoick.com
Contact: Kenneth & Jane Cox

Particularly Rhododendrons
Inverewe Garden

Inverewe, Poolewe, Wester Ross, IV22 2LG, Scotland

Tel: 01445781229
Email: inverewegarden@nts.org.uk
Web: www.nts.org.uk

Kevock Garden

Kevock Road, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1HT, Scotland

Tel: 01314540660
Email: info@kevockgarden.co.uk
Web: www.kevockgarden.co.uk
Contact: Stella & David Rankin

Alpine, bog & woodland plants
Logan Botanic Garden

Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfriesshire, DG9 9ND, Scotland

Tel: 01776 860231
Email: aramsay@rbge.org.uk
Web: www.rbge.org.uk
Contact: Anne Ramsay

Scotlands most exotic garden
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ, Scotland

Tel: 01312482909
Web: www.rbge.org.uk

St Andrews Botanic Garden

Canongate, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8RT, Scotland

Tel: 01334476452
Email: info@standrewsbotanic.org
Web: www.standrewsbotanic.org

Rhododendron collection
Tinnisburn Plants

Upper Millsteads, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0RY, Scotland

Tel: 01387371453/07544373815
Email: helen@tinnisburn.co.uk
Web: www.tinnisburn.co.uk
Contact: Helen Knowles

Truly hardy perennials

England and Wales

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Road, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, LL28 5RE, Wales

Tel:01492650460
Email: bodnantgarden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk


National collections & champion trees
Burncoose Gardens

Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6BJ, UK

Tel: 01209860316
Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
Web: www.burncoose.co.uk

Woodland Garden
Dalemain House & Gardens

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB, UK

Tel:01786486450
Email: marketing@dalemain.com
Web: www.dalemain.com
Contact: Jane Hasell-McCosh

Home of Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’
RHS Harlow Carr

Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire, HG3 1QB, UK

Tel: 01423565418
Web: www.rhs.org.uk

Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries

Harperley , Stanley, Durham, DH9 9UB, UK

Tel:01207233318/07944644126
Email: enquiries@harperleyhallfarmnurseries.co.uk
Web: www.harperleyhallfarmnurseries.co.uk
Contact: Gary McDermott

Rare & unusual woodland plants
Himalayan Garden

The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 3DA, UK

Tel:01765658009
Email: info@himalayangarden.com
Web: www.himalayangarden.com
Contact: Peter & Caroline Roberts

Rhododendron, azalea & magnolia collection
Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NP, UK

Tel:01539446008
Email: enquiries@holehirdgardens.org.uk
Web: www.holehirdgardens.org.uk
Contact: Pat Murphy

National Collection of Meconopsis
Lingholm Estate

Lingholm Lodge, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TZ, UK

Tel:01768774238
Email: kitchen@thelingholmestate.co.uk
Web: www.thelingholmestate.co.uk


Original home of ‘Lingholm’
Plant World

St Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SE, UK

Tel:01803872939
Email: info@plant-world-seeds.com
Web: www.plant-world-seeds.com
Contact: Ray Brown

Rare and exotic plants

Ireland

Timpany Garden

77 Magheratimpany Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, BT24 8PA, N Ireland

Tel:02897562812/07711428477
Email: s.tindall@btconnect.com
Web: www.timpanynurseries.com
Contact: Susan & Colin Tindall

Rest of the world

Akueyri Botanical Garden

Eyrarlandsholt, Akureyri, IS-600, Iceland

Tel: +354 462 7487
Email:
Web: www.lystigardur.akureyri.is
Contact: Eva Kuttner

7000 taxa, 50 km S of the Arctic Circle
Alaska Botanical Garden

4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, Alaska, AK 99507-1381, United States

Tel: +1 907 770 3692
Email: garden@alaskabg.org
Web: www.alaskabg.org

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Carl Skottsbergs gata 22A, 413 19 Göteborg, Sweden

Tel: +46 10 473 77 77
Email: botaniska.tradgarden@vgregion.se
Web: www.goteborg.com

Jardin de Métis

Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens, 200 Rte 132, Price, Quebec, G0J 1Z0, Canada

Tel: +33 418 775 2222
Email: info@jardinsdemetis.com
Web: jardinsdemetis.com
Contact: Alexander Reford

Growing Meconopsis since the 1930s.
Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington, WA 98499, United States

Tel:1 253-584-4106
Email:
Web: www.lakewoldgardens.org


Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

St. John’s, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7, Canada

Tel:1 7098648590
Email: gardenquestions@mun.ca
Web: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact: Todd Boland
Facebook: MUNBotanicalGarden
Sakuya Konohana Kan Botanical Garden

Hanahakukinenkoen Tsurumiryokuchi, 2-163 Ryokuchi Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka, 538-0036, Japan

Tel: +81 6-6912-0055
Email:
Web: www.sakuyakonohana.jp/english/

Flowers all year in controlled alpine house.
Schachen Alpine Garden

Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg, c/o Menzinger Str. 61, 80638 München, , Germany

Tel: +49 89 17861-310
Email: info@botmuc.de
Web: www.botmuc.org

Search their website for “alpengarten”
Tromsø Botanical Gardens

Stakkevollvegen 200, 9019 Tromsø, , Norway

Tel: +47 77 64 50 01
Email: postmottak@tmu.uit.no
Web: www.uit.no/botanisk

World’s northernmost botanic garden
VanDusen Botanical Garden

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 4H1, Canada

Tel: +1 604 257 8666
Email: cynthia.sayre@vancouver.ca
Web: www.vandusengarden.org
Contact: Cynthia Sayre