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Scottish garden of the season: Portmore

July 31st 2016

                                                        August finds Portmore’s garden at its peak. The walled garden is divided into rooms formed by yew hedges and a pleached lime allee.   These consist of carefully […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Carolside

July 1st 2016

    Carolside is an 18th-century mansion set in beautiful parkland, in a valley in the Scottish Borders. Its setting is romantic; framed by steep wooded hills with the River Leader running through. There has been a settlement here since at least the 13thC and Carolside garden has been cultivated for over two hundred years. […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Lip Na Cloiche

May 31st 2016

LIP NA CLOICHE GARDEN & NURSERY    The garden is situated on a steep hillside on the NW coast of the Isle of Mull, with stunning views over to the Isle of Ulva, the Treshnish Islands and Ben More. The path crosses a burn, lushly planted with moisture-lovers such as rogersia, sanguisorba and astilboides tabularis, […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Holmes Farm

April 30th 2016

           Holmes Farm is a working family farm situated in the heart of Ayrshire. The house itself is part of the infamous smugglers trail of Ayrshire, with the single small westward facing window high on the gable end of the farm the signal zone for safe passage of untold endeavours. The garden on the […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Stonefield Castle Hotel

March 31st 2016

           Stonefield Castle April is a fine month to visit Stonefield Castle’s woodland gardens – a fantastic example of a striking and colourful Scottish Garden. The crisp mornings give way to the milder dewy days of spring. Splashes of creamy yellow Rhododendron falconeri and magenta R. hodgsoni i begin to emerge against the […]

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Pitmuies Gardens

February 27th 2016

            Pitmuies has been in the hands of a number of owners over the centuries all of whom have contributed in their own way to make the garden what it is today. The garden walls date back to 1780 and create a micro climate of peace and tranquillity with its unique feature being […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Drummond Castle

September 28th 2015

Autumn is a wonderful season for Scottish Gardens and none are more spectacular than Drummond Castle gardens set in glorious Perthshire countryside near Crieff. There has been a garden here since 1490 when the first Lord Drummond built a stout keep on a rocky outcrop and began cultivating the small valley that lay immediately south. […]

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Scottish Garden of the Season: Drum Castle

September 20th 2015

The Garden of Historic Roses at Drum Castle Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, one of the most stunning Scottish Gardens, is surrounded by a fabulous landscape and its renowned Garden of Historic Roses can be enjoyed at its best throughout June and July. Divided into four quadrants, each contains an authentic design from one of […]

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