Rhododendron Festival: We are part of the Gloriour Gardens of Argyll and Bute. Our gardens have many Rhododendons and Azaleas throughout them, with one of the best being the 60 year old Rhod falconeri, with its beautiful pale yellow blooms and stunning red- brown bark. We have a good selection of Rhododendrons for sale- including many Species ones.
Hugh Edwards, a local photographer based in Glencoe, who also works for us, captures stunning landscape and wildlife photographs. A4 and A3 mounted prints on display and for sale.
Kieran Baxter’s aerial photographs and visualisations offer a unique and transformative glimpse into Scotland’s historic monuments and landscapes from Shetland to Galloway.
Opening during castle hours.
1 Apr - 30 Sept, 9.30am - 6pm
1 Oct - 31 Oct, 9.30am - 5pm
Celebrate the seasons and join our expert Garden Guides on a tour of the Garden. Discover seasonal highlights, hidden treasures and tales of the intrepid adventurers behind the plants on display.
Garden Walks take place every day at 11am and 2pm.
Tours depart from the John Hope Gateway and last for about one hour. Tickets can be bought at the John Hope Gateway reception desk and cost £6. No advance booking necessary and as the tour is outside we recommend that you wear weather appropriate clothing and also suitable footwear as some of the route may be over uneven surfaces.
April until October SAWYER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS A new inspirational art gallery to honour Mairi Sawyer who dedicated Inverewe to the NTS to keep in perpetuity - created within Inverewe House where art is presented to help evoke emotional connectivity with the creativity of the garden legacy and the inspiration of the natural surrounding wild landscapes of Wester Ross across the 2000 acre Inverewe estateFind out more
Exciting new Garden Workshops for 2017
Delivered by our very own Floors Castle Head Gardener, Andrew Simmons and Simon McManus, take your opportunity to gain an insight into creative and innovative planting design to enhance your garden. Learn how to grow new plants from existing ones with our propagation workshop. And take your chance to see how the roses on our chains are pruned and how to prune and cover a wall with rambling roses. Join us in the Autumn to discover how to make your own compost and to explore ways to creatively prune and shape your apple trees.
A portrait of The Flow Country – one of Europe’s last wild places, in the far north of Scotland. This vast expanse of blanket bog is a vital defence against the effects of climate change and a special place for wildlife. Explore the Flow Country through imagery, film, an interactive landscape model and computer game.
In partnership with RSPB Scotland and the Peatlands Partnership, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We are participating in the Scotland's Gardens Fife Garden Trail. This event provides an opportunity to see nine privately owned gardens five of which have never or rarely admitted visitors before. It also offers a very flexible way to visit the gardens whether you wish to see all the gardens in three days (20-22 June, 27-29 June or 4-6 July) or take four weeks to see them all in a more leisurely way - full information available at http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/fgt2017.Find out more
Come along to our Wedding Open Day and enjoy a glass of bubbles while meeting more than thirty suppliers – from florists and cake providers to musicians and stationers – each of which can help make your big day extra special.
Our experienced team of wedding and events planners will be on hand to show you round the idyllic Caledonian Hall in the heart of the Garden.
Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, a Recorder with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland and a volunteer in the RBGE Herbarium will tell the story of the important 20th century Orkney botanists responsible for the only specimens of Orkney flora in the Henry Halcro Johnston Herbarium at RBGE. This event will be of particular interest to those going on the Friends of RBGE tour to Orkney in July this year.
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
To book call the Membership Office on 0131 552 5339; [email protected] or pay on the door.
workshops @12. 1.30 and 3pm
East Neuk Open Studios and Cambo Heritage Trust are offering behind the scene tours tours to see the transformation of our historic stables into a new visitor centre. Then a free workshop with artist Julia Cowie. Julia will be making beautiful cuttlefish castings out of pewter on the beach.
Workshops at 12, 1.30 and 3pm - come an hour before to have a tour and a lovely walk down to the beach.
Family workshop, under 14's to be accompanied by an adult
To book call 01333 451 040 or e mail: [email protected]