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Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Guided Walks

March 3rd, 2019 - October 29th, 2019

Walk the Benmore Way with one of our Garden Guides and discover the history, plants and seasonal highlights of Benmore Botanic Garden. Meet at the covered notice board just past the café.
Every Tuesday and Sunday

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Explorer Tours

March 5th, 2019 - October 31st, 2019

Enjoy the beauty of the Garden aboard the Benmore Explorer.
Every Wednesday and Thursday.
To book please call Sybil Gray 01369 706 261 or email [email protected]

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Scottish Tree Festival at Armadale Castle Gardens

September 28th, 2019 - November 29th, 2019

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.

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Ardkinglas Estate, Glorious Gardens of Argyll

Scottish Tree Festival

October 1st, 2019 - December 1st, 2019

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).

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Castle Kennedy Gardens

Pumpkin Trail

October 12th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019

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.

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Scone Palace

Scottish Tree Festival Garden Tour

October 20th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019

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.
Tickets £15.00
Please gather at the assembly point to the right of the front door at 10.50 am to enable the tour to start promptly.

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Castle Kennedy Gardens

ZooLab Creepy Castle

October 23rd, 2019 - October 23rd, 2019

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!

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Scone Palace

Spirits of Scone – Halloween in the Grounds of Scone Palace

October 25th, 2019 - October 31st, 2019

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…

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Ashbrook Nursery

A Celebration of Trees & Timbercraft

October 27th, 2019 - October 27th, 2019

Let us help you choose the right tree for the right place.
Planting & pruning advice.
Chainsaw carving
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

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Teasses Gardens

Witchy Walk – Hallowe’en Event

October 31st, 2019 - October 31st, 2019

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.

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