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Garden of the Season

Scottish Garden of the Season – Ard Daraich

October 2nd 2017

Ard Daraich Like many gardens, Ard Daraich has two seasons. Having a large collection of Rhododendrons, the first blousy season is in April and May. Camellias (mostly pink) and Rhododendrons clammer for attention, sometimes one against another in a garden planted for the value each specimen adds to the collection and determined largely by the […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Crathes Castle Gardens

September 1st 2017

The Walled Garden dates from the 17th century when the kitchen garden it protected would have been essential to provide for the needs of the Castle household. The oldest yew topiaries in the garden date from the early 1700’s with additional yew and holly hedge plantings during the 19th century. At this time the kitchen […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Rossie House

August 4th 2017

The trees at Rossie dominate the garden. Many were planted over three hundred years ago and one particularly fine oak was reputedly planted by Charles II. The gardens have been nurtured over the years and now hold many unusual trees and shrubs. The ground is packed  with  bulbs from snowdrops and winter aconites through to […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Wemyss Castle

June 29th 2017

If you are looking for a highly tonsured garden with neat labels everywhere and marigolds to match, then I am afraid you may be disappointed with our garden, if however you are happy to wander through a semi organised muddle of romantic heaven then we are the gardens for you!         When I took on the […]

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