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.
Following on from last summer’s highly successful exhibition at Dundee Botanic Gardens, Jim Brown and Gail Duncan will exhibit more of their work. Gail Duncan’s sublime pyrography will show how illustration, fire and Scottish hardwoods combine to produce subtle unique artwork. Jim will showcase his fabulous handcrafted furniture. For a preview check the website at: woodcraftbyjimbrown.co.ukFind out more
Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in this Shakespearan comedy! The Three Inch Fools, a young troupe of talented actors and musicians, will take over the Morris Garden, using their musical instruments and quick wits to present their unique take on William Shakespeare's popular comedy.
Join us for the outdoor performance and soak in the atmosphere of our gardens. Refreshments and a BBQ will be available on the day, so make sure to arrive early (from 5.30pm) and enjoy Abbotsford's tranquil gardens for a picnic.