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Between the Highland villages of Comrie and St Filians lie the remnants of a grand Victorian mansion. Surrounding it are the tangled remains of what was once the finest garden in all of Scotland – the so-called Lost Garden of Dunira.

In 2016 the site of the house and gardens were put on the market. The new owners were granted planning permission to build a large house with separate staff quarters, but with a proviso: that permission was on condition that the 17-acre gardens were restored to the original designs. This challenge is now being met and Dunira is rising like a phoenix from the ashes.

By kind permission of the owner, FOIL members and their guests have been granted a unique opportunity to visit Dunira and marvel at this astonishing project. During the visit there will be guided tours of the gardens, led by arborist, Julian Schad and plants woman, Jan Buchanan. Jamie Thomson, son of the founder of FOIL, will detail the history of the house and estate.

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Innerpeffray Library

Crieff, PH7 3RF

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Wed-Sat 10am-5pm.
Sun 2pm-5pm.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

We have made all necessary changes to ensure that we can welcome visitors in a Covid-secure manner. This means we have had to introduce a timed ticketing scheme whereby we can accommodate up to 12 people at preset times, which are every hour on the hour.

Visitors are welcome to turn up without pre-booking but preference will be given to visitors who have booked in advance. If you wish to visit Innerpeffray but have not booked we recommend that you telephone us first to avoid delay or disappointment.


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