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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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