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Pitmedden Garden

Re-created Scottish Renaissance walled garden with unique and vibrant floral designs

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the garden and grounds – 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.

**Apple Sunday Drive Thru on Sunday 27 September, 10.30am–4.30pm**

This year has brought many changes and as a result our annual harvest celebration on Apple Sunday has had to be adapted. While we won’t be able to offer our usual entertainment programme this year, we’re still able to sell our homegrown produce.

Many of our apple varieties and pears will be available to purchase at the Drive Thru – check our social media channels the week before to find out about all the varieties in stock!

The Harvest Market is held on our events field opposite Pitmedden House. Our friendly staff will guide you into the Drive Thru. Please open your car window to communicate with our staff, but please do not leave your car or approach the produce stall by foot! We also ask that you wear a mask for your and our staff’s safety – thank you!

Admission to the Apple Sunday Drive Thru is FREE. You can still visit the garden afterwards for the usual admission fee and enjoy a cuppa after you secure your batch of apples!

Our produce stall can only accept cash payments on the day. All proceeds support Pitmedden Garden.

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

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: or telephone 01651 842352.

Facilities & access

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

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

The award-winning tearoom is currently offering a more limited menu than usual.

Children will enjoy discovering the nature hut on the woodland walk. In the walled garden, they can follow the ‘Ben the Garden Cat Trail’ and play children’s Garden Bingo.

Coach parking

We offer guided tours for groups.

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.

  • 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

1 Jan–28 Aug 2020, closed Current period29 Aug–1 Nov, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.30 2 Nov–31 Mar 2021, closed

23 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Dec, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

Garden & Museum of Farming Life
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50