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18 Aug 2022

15 gardens to visit this summer

15 gardens to visit this summer


15 historic gardens to visit this summer

1. Branklyn Garden
100 years old this year, Branklyn is a treasure trove of rare plants and trees from Asia and the Far East.

2. Inverewe
This 19th-century lochside garden was created by plant-lover Sir Osgood Mackenzie and his daughter Mairi Sawyer.

3. Castle Fraser
An abundance of summer flowers and edibles flourish within the walled garden, designed in the 1790s.

4. House of Dun
Enjoy elegant herbaceous borders in the Victorian walled garden at House of Dun.

5. Culross
Gardened organically, the fragrant beds and borders have the atmosphere of a medieval apothecary garden.

6. Culzean
An exciting renovation has transformed the beautiful Victorian walled garden at Culzean Country Park.

7. Malleny Garden
This tranquil garden is best known for its heritage rose collection and 400-year-old yews.

8. Brodick Castle
Centuries of history are celebrated here: from the Plant-Hunter's Walk to the contemporary sculpture in the Silver Garden.

9. Leith Hall
Abundant flower borders, a glorious rock garden and breathtaking views of Aberdeenshire.

10. Crarae Garden
Rare plants flourish alongside cliffs and waterfalls in this Himalayan-style garden dating to the Edwardian era.

11. Kellie Castle
An impeccably maintained Arts & Crafts walled garden, surrounded by a modern wildflower meadow.

12. Crathes Castle
Ancient topiary and romantic Victorian flower borders have been joined by a new Evolution Garden.

13. Greenbank Garden
This 18th-century walled garden is a great place to see contemporary plant trials in action.

14. Falkland Palace
Highlights include the Percy Cane garden, designed in the 1940s, and a living willow labyrinth.

15. Pitmedden
Designed by Chris Beardshaw, the new 'floristic meadow' transforms this Renaissance-style walled garden.

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There are many gorgeous gardens up and down the country within the Trust’s care, representing almost every style of Scottish garden throughout history. Be inspired by our pick of 15 to visit and learn the stories behind what makes them so special.

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