Plant Life at Hopetoun
The plant life at Hopetoun is a diverse mixture of native species and introduced specimens, many of which in both categories are rare
A number of large, impressive specimen trees including:
Morinda Spruce - Hopetoun gardens are attributed to being the first place in the UK where this species was successfully grown.
Giant Redwood (Wellingtonia)
Cedar of Lebanon
Many impressive Sweet Chestnut
There are also a number of impressive native trees:
A 550 year old Yew Tree.
A 300 year old Yew Hedge.
The beautiful Lime Avenue.
Many ancient Oaks and Scots Pines.
Beautiful spring displays of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.
Stunning summer rhododendron and azalea displays.
Some of the many spring and summer flowering plants include
Yellow flag iris.
Lily of the valley.
This project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.