Enjoy autumn colours in our magnificent 40 acre woodland garden, with many trees dating back to the 19th century. Pick up a free tree trail to find out more about some of our most interesting specimens. Look out for our Scottish Tree Festival programme with walks, advice and family activities. See website events page for details. Please note we are open daily until end October, and Monday - Friday in November with shorter opening hours - check website for details.Find out more
The Champion Trees at Ardkinglas also include 'the mightiest conifer in Europe' a remarkable European Silver Fir (Abies alba) with a girth of nearly ten metres. Other champions in Ardkinglas Woodland Garden are Patagonian Cypress (Fitzroya cupressoides), Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Western Red Cedar (Thuya plicata) and the unusual Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana var. jeffreyi).Find out more
During October why not come and join us for our popular Pumpkin Trail around the Gardens. Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a delicious treat. Afterwards why not warm up in the Tearoom with a scrummy hot chocolate or bowl of steaming home-made soup.Find out more
Our head gardener Brian Cunningham will focus on the heritage of our tree collection including the Douglas Fir and David Douglas’ connection to Scone Palace, the Victorian Pinetum containing many exotic conifers and the design layout of the gardens. Along the way, he will point out the many trees which have been planted by royalty and visiting dignitaries over the years.
Please gather at the assembly point to the right of the front door at 10.50 am to enable the tour to start promptly.
You are a Wizard with a very important assignment - to investigate a creepy house and report what lies inside! Do you dare to help? Minibeasts such as stick insects & cockroaches are just some of the creatures encountered in the castle! We report whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates and what food they eat! Hopefully the Bird Eating Tarantula won’t eat us!Find out more
Are you ready for Scotland’s scariest Halloween attraction....?
If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re in for a haunting surprise… Gather together your most fearless friends for a chilling visit to Scone Palace this Halloween, and we’ll take you on a terrifying tour as you’ve never experienced before.
As night falls, the palace gardens will come to life and transform into a truly terrifying playground for all kinds of menacing ghouls and horror film freaks. Lurking in the woods and hiding in the maze; this is where your nightmares come to life…
Let us help you choose the right tree for the right place.
Planting & pruning advice.
Antique Chainsaw Colection
Axe throwing! – the traditional way for tree surgeons to hone their hand eye co-ordination – why not have a go!
Help save the nations trees – advice from the Woodlands Trust, Tree Alert and Observatree
RSPB - trees for birdlife
Wood turning, Bodger, willow weaving.
How to identify trees even in winter
Pumpkin Carving– it will be almost Halloween!
How to use your fruit harvest, advice on jam & chutney making
Trade stands – tree surgeons, equipment
The Walking Theatre Company are using the woodlands of Teasses Gardens to lead a spooky themed tour of the gardens geared towards all of the family. Pumpkin treats and Hot Mulled Apple Juice served in the Pet Cemetery. Tickets are limited so contact [email protected].com to book yours. For further information and ticketing check out https://www.teasses.com/halloween-event-at-teasses/ or email [email protected] alternatively call Teasses Estate office on 01334 828048.Find out more