• Pitmedden Garden (NTS)

    The centrepiece of this property is the Great Garden which was originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden. The elaborate designs, now carefully re-created, were inspired by the garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging Read more [...]

  • Pitmuies House Garden

    An 18th century house and garden. Pitmuies has known three periods – the first of a house recorded in the late 1500s. Remains of that house, with its worn stone spiral staircase, faces south over the garden. The grander west facing front is believed to date from 1680’s. Pitmuies was Read more [...]

  • Inshriach Alpine Nursery

    This is also known as Jack Drake’s Nursery, though he is no longer the proprietor. There is a fascinating small garden that is attractive in spring and early summer and can be viewed on any day except Sunday. Lots of nice bulbous plants, dog tooth violets, trilliums, primulas, meconopsis, dwarf Read more [...]

  • Kerrachar Gardens

    The main emphasis is on herbaceous perennials and the gardens grow an enormous range of these. Meconopsis are one of the main features with most other major genera on display. The gardens contain an increasing range of shrubs, many from the southern hemisphere and many quite tender plants successfully overwinter Read more [...]

  • Leith Hall Garden (NTS)

    A 286 acre estate with ponds, trails, a bird observation hide, a hilltop viewpoint, unusual semicircular 18th-century stables and an ice house. The 6 acre formal and informal gardens, with extensive borders, are noted for their colour and diversity. Features extensive herbaceous borders and a fine collection of alpines and Read more [...]

  • Inverewe Garden (NTS)

    Here you will see the tallest Australian gum trees in Britain, sweetly scented Chinese rhododendrons, exotic trees from Chile and Blue Nile lilies from South Africa, all growing on a latitude more northerly than Moscow? The answer is Inverewe, a 54 acre woodland garden in a remote corner of Wester Read more [...]

  • Drummond Castle Gardens

    Drummond Castle was built on a rocky outcrop by John, 1st Lord Drummond around 1490. The 2nd Earl, a Privy Councillor to James VI and Charles I, succeeded in 1612 and is credited with transforming both the gardens and the castle between 1630-1636. The keep still stands but the rest Read more [...]

  • Glen Grant Distillery Garden

    Glen Grant Distillery stands on the west side of the main road at the north end of Rothes. It offers everything you might expect or want from a distillery that welcomes visitors, plus elements that you most certainly wouldn’t expect. Chief among these is the wonderful Glen Grant Garden. Glen Read more [...]

  • Cruickshank Botanic Garden

    The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens were built on land bequested by Miss Anne Cruikshank to commemorate her brother Dr. Alexander Cruikshank. The 11 acre garden is located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than 1 mile from the North Sea. There has been a garden on this Read more [...]

  • Branklyn Garden (NTS)

    Hard by a busy main road, Branklyn garden is a haven of peace and colour. It is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among the most breathtaking is the Himalayan blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii. There is a rock garden with purple Read more [...]

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