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Joint Scotland's Gardens Yellow Book Open DayDates:Sun 24 Jul Location:Kellie Castle & Garden
A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at an historic private garden.Details
As well as enjoying two gardens whilst supporting Scotland's Gardens beneficiary charities, there will be an exciting mix of artist and craft stalls at Kellie Castle.Balcaskie: Owned by the Anstruther family, Balcaskie is a private garden- not open to the public. In 1905 George Elgood wrote that Balcaskie was ‘one of the best and most satisfying gardens in the British Isles’. Over the centuries, the gardens have seen input from Gilpin, Bryce & Nesfield. Today the gardens are being restored to their former glory. Kellie Castle: managed by the national Trust for Scotland. This superb garden, around 400 years old, was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century. The Arts and Crafts style garden has a selection of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, cultivated organically and hosts an amazing 30 varieties of rhubarb and 75 different types of apple.
Access to Balcaskie and Kellie Castle via Kellie Castle only, a free minibus will transport visitors between the gardens. £8.00 admission for both gardens.
Dates & Times:
- 24 Jul 2016 : 12:00 - 17:00
- Adult : £ 8.00
Contact:For further information please call 01333 720271
Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
It also contains a long-concealed mural by the celebrated Arts & Crafts pioneer, Phoebe Anna Traquair. The grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves, with acres of woodland walks, a bird hide and an abundance of nature.
The Arts & Crafts garden is packed with beautiful borders of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, as well as fruit and vegetables – all grown organically.
Seasonal events throughout the year give you even more reasons to join us for a memorable trip into Scotland’s past.
Kellie Castle Guidebook
Kellie Castle, completed around 1606 and once home to the Earls of Kellie, was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878. The castle, with towers dating to 1360, features furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and lies beside …
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