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Pitmedden Garden

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

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Pitmedden Garden – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


Please see our Events tab for our programme of summer events.

For more information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: pitmeddengarden@nts.org.uk or telephone 01651 842352.

Facilities & access

Dogs are welcome on the woodland estate but not in the walled garden (except for assistance dogs).

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

Please be aware that Pitmedden Garden is a heritage site and has some uneven surfaces. There are 16 steps from the upper to the lower parterre gardens. Our staff are happy to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible for you.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Disabled parking is available.

There’s an accessible toilet.

Baby changing

Please be aware that Pitmedden Garden is a heritage site and has some uneven surfaces. There are 16 steps from the upper to the lower parterre gardens and our staff are happy to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible for you.

  • The tearoom, upper garden and parts of the museum are all accessible.
  • The lower parterres are accessible via an alternative entrance – please ask staff.

Our award-winning tearoom is offering a takeaway-style service, which you are welcome to enjoy seated in our tearoom, on the terrace or within the walled garden. We have a more limited menu than usual.


Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea on our tearoom terrace featuring produce from our very own garden.

Children will enjoy discovering the nature hut on the woodland walk. In the walled garden, they can follow our kids’ scavenger trails and get hands-on with the garden.

Coach parking

Take a guided tour with our friendly volunteers as they share the history of the garden and Museum of Farming Life.

We offer guided tours for groups.

Highchair

Parking is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland.

Otherwise there are pay & display charges.

The picnic area is an ideal spot to stop for lunch.

The heart of the property is the formal walled parterre garden. There are also extensive herbaceous borders with an abundance of colour and scent. Fountains, topiary, sundials and a fascinating herb garden add to the sense of discovery.

The surrounding woods are a haven for birds and other wildlife.

The adjacent Museum of Farming Life boasts an extensive collection of domestic and agricultural artefacts.

Our gift shop has a great selection of gifts, as well as seasonal garden produce when available, including our delicious apple juice and jelly.

Toilet
Walks

Please be aware that Pitmedden Garden is a heritage site and has some uneven surfaces. There are 16 steps from the upper to the lower parterre gardens and our staff are happy to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible for you.

  • The tearoom, upper garden and parts of the museum are all accessible.
  • The lower parterres are accessible via an alternative entrance – please ask staff.

Opening times

Garden, Museum, Tearoom and Shop

The tearoom is operating a takeaway-style service, which you are welcome to enjoy seated in our tearoom, on the terrace or within the walled garden.

1 Jan–26 May, closed Current period27 May–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–31 Apr 2022, closed
Grounds

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec 2021, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

Garden & Museum of Farming Life
Adult
£9.00
Family
£20.00
One adult family
£14.50
Concession
£7.00
Young Scot
£1.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50