A bird's eye view of the great garden at Pitmedden. A large lawn is split into sections, with manicured hedges and trees surrounding designed beds of flowers and plants.
Aberdeen City & Shire

Pitmedden Garden

About this place

Re-created Scottish Renaissance walled garden with vibrant floral designs and Museum of Farming Life

  • Be amazed at over 30,000 annual bedding plants that make up the colourful designs in the parterres.
  • Visit the Museum of Farming Life which brings the agricultural past to life.
  • Admire our young orchard as well as the historical espalier apple trees which line our garden walls.
  • Explore the woodland around the garden on the waymarked trails.

Brilliant design in the form of vibrant colours and meticulously manicured shapes give Pitmedden Garden its unique charm. With almost 6 miles of clipped hedging, sculptures and built heritage, the parterres at the heart of the garden are a masterpiece of intricate patterns and fragrant flowers.

In 2021 we reimagined the upper terrace parterre for the modern world with a fresh, sustainable garden. A biodiverse, species-rich meadow weaves and drifts, offering changing patterns and colours. Combined with our orchard of more than 200 fruit trees, Pitmedden really is a delight for the senses.

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Today's Opening Hours

Garden, museum and shop
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Entry prices

One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • A navy oval badge from the Scottish Tourist Board, showing 4 stars for a Visitor Attraction. There is an illustrated green and purple thistle at the top of the badge.
  • A green oval badge from the Green Tourism Business Scheme showing a Gold award. There is a blue roundel at the top with an illustration of a teal and purple thistle in it.

Did you know?

The original Peron staircase is made of local granite and imported sandstone. It demonstrates an immensely high status historic garden.

Stay for longer

To really make the most of the area, stay in one of our beautiful holiday properties at Pitmedden.



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