In 2017, we will be OPEN on SUNDAYS from 12-5. And on MONDAYS from 9-5! (if there’s ever a need to be closed, we will post it here, on twitter and on facebook)
But don’t have great expectations! We are a working nursery based at our home, and not a garden centre. We don’t have a shop (and no cafe!) – but you are welcome to visit us to collect orders or purchase plants. Outside the “official” opening times above, we may be out and about running workshops, working off-site in the fruit tree nursery, or having fun. So if you can’t make Sundays or Mondays, please call first on 07749 987213 or 01738 787278 to make sure we’ll be in!
If travelling from Perth, take the A9 north signposted Inverness, and turn left after about 8 miles, signposted Bankfoot. You enter the village after about a mile; continue down Main Street till you see the Atholl Arms on right. Turn right up an unmarked, very narrow lane immediately before the Atholl Arms car park. This is Smiths Brae. We can be found at the second house on the left – with the unmissably untidy garden, hens, geese and greenhouses! PH1 4AH for satnav.
Parking is very restricted, Smiths Brae is badly potholed at the top end and impassable in ice, so unless you are disabled, we recommend you park in Main Street and walk up Smith’s Brae – it’s only 50 yards or so.
You can reach us on a fairly regular bus service (23 and 27) from Perth, Dunkeld and Aberfeldy, run by Stagecoach Perth. See their website for the most recent timetable. The bus stops right at the bottom of our road, opposite the Atholl pub in Bankfoot.
Cycling & Rail
We’re accessible by bike via the Salmon Run – Sustrans Route 77, which runs from Dundee to Perth to Dunkeld to Pitlochry. You can combine cycling with a train journey to our nearest station, Dunkeld (5 miles) or the next nearest, Perth (9 miles). How many fruit trees can you fit in your panniers? Record is 16!