Experience the wonderful colours of the trees and leaves as the Gardens prepare for winter. Glory in the beautiful hues of the Beech leaves and Acers turning from green to red, and orange to brown as our Head Gardener leads you on a guided tour.Find out more
Join our Head Gardener for this informative guided tour of
the Gardens to discover more about the variety of colourful
blooms on show at this time of year. The Walled Garden is
spectacular at this time of year and the Salvia flower bed is
a highlight. You will learn from his fascinating insights and
the incredible amount of experience he has gained from
looking after one of Scotland’s most magnificent Gardens.
Join us on the beautiful lawns of Lochinch Castle for this foot-stomping, head-rocking, vocal alighting celebration of Queen. This is the story of one of the most beloved vocalists, Freddie Mercury, who leads the iconic band in an inspirational journey to the top of rock stardom. Come along and enjoy what’s guaranteed to be a fabulous night of open-air cinema under the dazzling stars. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, low back chairs, rugs, insect repellent, or whatever you need to make this outdoor screening comfortable. If weather turns unfavourable, we have a marquee available!Find out more
Join us at Dirleton Castle for one of our special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show.
Various dates through the summer:
6th & 13th April
3rd,6th, 10th, 13th , 17th, 24th, 27th & 31st July
7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th & 28th August
Meet both supporters and deposers of Mary Queen of Scots as she wrestles to hold onto the reins of power. Explore the encampment where you will see weapons on display, meet the soldiers, and enjoy a dazzling fashion show. Wander through the living history camp, play games, find out about early medical science from our barber-surgeon, and learn about one of Mary’s hobbies – astronomy!Find out more
In The Great ZooLab Bug Hunt we’ll hunt for the likes of spiders,
worms, millipedes, flies, snails, slugs, and so much more!
Afterwards you will settle back to base, where you will then
meet some of ZooLab’s fantastic animals such as Giant African
Land Snails & Giant Millipede’s; comparing what you have just
found to other minibeasts from all around the world! This is
a great way to entertain and educate children. Visitors will be
able to get up close and handle the animals.
This is another great Garden ranger recycling activity.
We will be learning how to make fun musical instruments
out of straws, plastic bottles and carboard tubes. They
toot, and parp and blaaaaaaaar! Who will toot the loudest?
Children must be accompanied by an adult.