The Scottish Tree Festival starts this week.  A programme of over 70 events nationwide celebrating Scotland’s diverse woodlands and gardens.

And where better to get outdoors and experience the festival than ‘Big Tree Country’ itself – Highland Perthshire.  Home to more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, the area includes more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK!

Autumn is the ideal time to visit too.  The Perthshire hillsides and glens are ablaze with shades of golds and reds as the leaves on the trees change colour.

Below is a selection of Scottish Tree Festival events within close proximity to Brae House B&B.  You can view the full line up of events here.

Cluny Colours of Autumn, Cluny House Gardens, By Aberfeldy
28th September – 1st December

Stunning woodland garden set above the River Tay.  In autumn it is vibrant with Japanese Maple and juicy berries.  Also a great place for wildlife spotting.  Visit in late afternoon for a better chance of seeing red squirrels.

Scottish Tree Festival: Bennybegg Plant Centre, Crieff
28th September – 1st December

An independent garden centre located in a rural location with an extensive tree selection.  Visitors have the chance to speak with horticulturalists and learn how to care for trees correctly.  Customers can purchase trees and have them shipped to their home address – so no worrying about how it’s going to fit in the car!

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Woods, Pitlochry
3rd October – 3rd November

An out of this world sound and light show that uses Perthshire’s autumn woodland as its canvas.  Entertaining guests for 18 years, it is an immersive and captivating experience for all ages.

If you fancy exploring Perthshire’s landscapes at your own pace, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust has a handy interactive map plotting all the must-see woodlands.  You can access it here.

Visit our reservations page here to book a stay at Brae House B&B for the Scottish Tree Festival.