• Pitmedden Garden in July
    Pitmedden Garden in July© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The topiary avenue
    The topiary avenue© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Pitmedden Garden entrance from the glasshouse
    Pitmedden Garden entrance from the glasshouse© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Gate to the Walled Garden
    Gate to the Walled Garden© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Summer flowers in the long border at Pitmedden
    Summer flowers in the long border at Pitmedden© The National Trust for Scotland
  • In the glasshouse at Pitmedden
    In the glasshouse at Pitmedden© The National Trust for Scotland

In the stunning Great Garden, thousands of colourful annual bedding plants make up an elaborate summer spectacle.

The adjoining Museum of Farming Life brings the agricultural past to life. Visitors can also enjoy woodland walks and a fascinating herb garden. It's hard to imagine a garden today being planted on such an extravagant scale. The heart of the property is the formal walled garden originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton.

In the 1950s, the Trust set about re-creating the gardens following designs dating from the 17th century.

Today, Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres. These parterres are filled with some 40,000 plants bursting with colour in the summer months.


Pitmedden Guidebook

Pitmedden Guidebook

The heart of the property is the formal walled garden originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton. Today, Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres. …

Pitmedden Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

24 Nov
  • Garden: Closed
  • Museum of Farming Life: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Tearoom: Closed
  • Grounds: all year daily
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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