About the Collections

 

The National Tree Collections of Scotland are the highest quality specimen tree collections in Scotland, whether in public, private or charitable ownership, united for the first time under a single banner. A national network of these sites will be developed over time, as new sites join.

The National Tree Collections of Scotland was launched at Scone Palace in June 2011 by Environment and Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson and Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Professor Stephen Blackmore CBE.

 

Initially participating sites were the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Kilmun Arboretum, Puckís Glen and Glenbranter, Benmore Botanic Garden, Dawyck Botanic Garden, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and Scone Palace Pinetum.

 

Since then, further sites around the country have joined including Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Corrour Estateís Loch Ossian woodlands, Camperdown Park, Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel, Lael Forest Garden, Lang Craigs and others.

 

The network of sites will gradually be expanded to include all of Scotlandís finest tree collections.

Stewart Stevenson

Environment and Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson with Professor Steven Blackmore during the launch of NTCS at Scone Palace

 

Giant redwood avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden

Giant redwood avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden