Pitmuies House Garden

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Garden Category: North Scotland Gardens

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  • 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 modernised to the 18th century standards some hundred years later when the two pavilions were added, one a music room and one a library. Also the ionic pillared porch and alterations to the windows were deemed necessary. The arched entrance into the courtyard carries date stones 1770 and 1820.

    Two semi-formal wall gardens adjoin 18th century house and shelter long border of herbaceous perennials, superb delphiniums, old fashioned roses and pavings of violas and dianthus. Spacious lawns, river and lochside walks beneath fine trees. A wide variety of shrubs with good autumn colours. Massed spring bulbs, interesting turreted doocot and “Gothick” wash-house. The principal garden features include kitchen garden, rose garden, trellis walk, alpine meadow and hornbeam walk. Read more ….

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