Blair is a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of a garden which is being lovingly restored. There is an atmosphere of a grand 19th century park with masses of changes in mood: sweeping vistas, magnificent trees, shady promenades, and secret groves - everything that is typical of the period. In February enjoy beautiful displays of snowdrops. Walks on the estate will include access to the private gardens. Please wear stout footwear. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens and Girl Guiding Ayrshire North.Find out more
Designing the Modern Winter garden: one day course with Head Gardener Elliot Forsyth. Learn how to create a winter garden taking inspiration from the winter garden walk at Cambo, designed by Head Gardener Elliot Forsyth. Aspects will Include, Making a theme, Plant selection and combining plants effectively. We will also look at Key plants for the winter season.
Additionally we will assess the winter interest of other types of planting. Book via [email protected]
Hopetoun’s designed landscape and beautiful Stables Tearoom will be open for one day only this Winter for you to enjoy the snowdrop display. You can wander around the grounds on a self- led tour, enjoy luxury coffee, cakes, soup and sandwiches in the beautiful stables tearoom or join the guided walk at 2pm. On this walk, the Hopetoun ranger will guide you through the grounds of Scotland’s Finest Stately home, offering information and stories about the history and folklore of the Snowdrop. Join the Scottish Snowdrop Festival at Hopetoun House and Tearoom, open for one day only.Find out more
This is a great time to watch the antics of our healthy population of red squirrels. They are active throughout the winter and are easily seen at various feeders along with a good selection of woodland birds. Snow cover on the garden is always lovely especially on the large conifers and this is a good time to see the structure of the garden. Please be careful driving up to Cluny in the winter as the drive is steep and may be icy.Find out more