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13 Sep 2017

New Trust treasure coming soon

Brodie castle playful garden coming soon
Revealing the exciting new Playful Garden @ Brodie Castle

The National Trust for Scotland will be launching its newest addition, the Playful Garden at Brodie Castle, and it promises to be a visit that will be full of fun for all the family.

Located on the estate and near to the castle, the new garden will reflect the Brodie family history in a novel and fun filled way later this year.

The £2.8million ‘Priority Project’, which is one of the first of a three year programme of investments across Scotland by the Trust, is supported by the Mutch Bequest.

Trustee Kevin McCormick is delighted with this new development which is now taking shape. He said: "This is a very exciting concept which will offer new opportunities to visitors and give all generations of families a chance to learn about the heritage of Brodie Castle in a family friendly way. It is a wonderfully fitting use of a bequest from a family who loved spending time together in the outdoors of Scotland, and particularly this area of Morayshire. This brand new attraction will be an exciting addition for visitors. Many already know and love Brodie Castle and this will offer a whole new experience. We are very excited at what is going to be revealed."

The castle, located between Inverness and Aberdeen on the A96, was the ancient seat of the Clan Brodie from 1567 and was given to the care of the National Trust for Scotland in 1989 by Ninian Brodie, 25th Earl of Brodie. It is a popular attraction for its impressive family history, many antiques and unusual artefacts, walled garden, nature trails, walks and wide range of events. But perhaps its most exceptional feature is its daffodil collection started by the 24th Earl of Brodie and which is now a recognised National Collection of horticultural significance.

Newly-appointed Operations Manager Clare Taylor said:  "As Operations Manager here at Brodie Castle, this brand new attraction will be an exciting addition for our visitors. Many already know and love Brodie Castle estate and this will offer a whole new experience. I am very excited at what we will soon be revealing - it is going to be a truly amazing great-day-out destination for the residents and the visitors to the area."