Take time to wander round our internationally renowned Walled Garden. Largely designed by Sir James Burnett and his wife Sybil in the early 20th century, it’s divided into eight individual sections. With pools, fountains, themed borders, roses and many unusual plants, it’s inspirational at any time of year. For a kaleidoscope of colour it’s worth coming in summer to see the herbaceous borders at their blooming best. Don’t miss the ancient yew topiary and hedges – some of them were planted as early as 1702. We have also recently completed our new Evolution Garden, which showcases the development of plants through time.

Two of our nationally significant garden collections include extremely rare conifers and the Malmaison carnation.

One of our garden guides has been writing a blog, sharing some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work our team carry out in the garden all year round.

Crathes Garden blog #1: Seven years’ weeding

Crathes Garden blog #2: a global perspective

Crathes Garden blog #3: the mysteries of time

Crathes Garden blog #4: carnivorous plants and new discoveries

Crathes Garden blog #5: it’s all in the genes

Crathes Garden blog #6: hope springs eternal

Crathes Garden blog #7: challenges

Crathes Garden blog #8: homage to trees

Crathes Garden blog #9: American giants and English oaks

Crathes Garden blog #10: Donald, Far’s Yer Troosers?

Crathes Garden blog #11: An enigmatic champion

Crathes Garden blog #12: A Victorian legacy

Crathes Garden blog #13: Dreams and practicalities