Take time to explore the surrounding grounds and woodland – look out for wildlife by the former curling pond.
Did you know that pineapples were first grown in Scotland in 1731?
Both strange and beautiful, the Pineapple has always amazed and inspired visitors. It was built in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore as a summerhouse where he could appreciate the views from his estate. At this time, pineapples were among Scotland’s most exotic foods.
A wide variety of unusual fruits and vegetables once grew in the extensive glasshouses and pineapple pits in the Pineapple’s walled garden. The grounds are now an oasis for wildlife and you can enjoy a peaceful walk around the former curling pond and surrounding woodland.
The walled garden is open all year.
The Pineapple has been converted into holiday accommodation – contact The Landmark Trust for further information.
After admiring the sheer eccentricity of the folly and its many architectural delights, take a walk in the walled garden, where an orchard of crab-apple trees has been planted, and then head into the surrounding woodland.
Enjoy a peaceful stroll around the pond and onto the viewing platform, where you may catch a glimpse of the rare great crested newt as well as palmate newts and common frogs.
Pack a picnic – there are several lovely al fresco eating spots.
Limited car parking is available – please take care on the access road.
School and group visits are welcome – please telephone 01383 880359 (Culross Palace).
There are good views of the Pineapple from the car.
An all-ability path leads from the car park to the pond viewing platform.
The Pineapple is 1 mile west of Airth and 7 miles east of Stirling.