Garden of the Season

Scottish Garden of the Season – Dawyck Botanic Garden

February 1st 2018

Dawyck Botanic Garden in Spring When Dawyck opens for the 2018 season on 1 February, visitors will be met with the spectacular sight of swathes of elegant snowdrops.  Clusters of the tiny, but robust, white gems carpet the banks of the Scrape Burn and creep up the hillside behind. A woodland walk at this time […]

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Garden of the Season – Castle Kennedy Gardens

January 8th 2018

Galanthus at Castle Kennedy Gardens Galanthus at Castle Kennedy Gardens have most probably been naturalised since they were planted in the mid 19th Century when interest in these very early little flowers took off. Sometimes known as fair maids of February, they have spread in abundance along the North Side of Loch Crindle, known as […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Ben Reid

December 4th 2017

How to select the perfect tree this Christmas By Simon Fraser from Ben Reid Garden Centre, Aberdeen Ben Reid Garden Centre is a rather special nursery and garden centre – especially at Christmas time. As an independent family-run business based in Aberdeen, we specialise in growing a variety of trees and plants, guaranteed to thrive […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Scone Palace

November 6th 2017

Scone may more commonly be associated with its place in Scottish history. It was an important religious gathering of the Picts, it was the site of an early Christian Church and it housed the Stone of Destiny where the Kings of Scotland were crowned until the mid-seventeenth century. On the site today, is the Palace […]

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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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Scottish Garden of the Season – Bradystone

June 2nd 2017

Bradystone is a unique cottage garden developed over the last 22 years within a derelict farm steading. The garden and the surrounding small woodland have gradually been enhanced and expanded to create a feeling of tranquility and charm.                                   […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season – Cringletie

May 1st 2017

The Grounds and Gardens at Cringletie House From the minute you cross the old railway bridge and wind your way up the drive you will begin to appreciate the 28 acres of the Cringletie estate. The woodlands shimmer in white when the snowdrops abound and the manicured lawns glisten with dew as the millions of daffodils rise in the […]

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