July 24th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

Music for a Summer’s Day - Bel Canto, the Edinburgh-based a cappella group, will be performing a selection of flower-themed Elizabethan madrigals, together with English part-songs commemorating the 2016 Shakespeare anniversary.
Admission: There are only a limited number of tickets for the event. Priced at £12.50, these must be booked in advance either via [email protected] or by calling 07739 312 912. The ticket price also includes access to the garden, a glass of wine and canapés.
Charities: Marie Curie receives 40%, the net remaining to SG beneficiaries.

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Falkland Palace & Garden

Herb Day for Scotland’s Gardens

July 17th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016

The open day, will be dedicated to the herbs we grow in the palace’s physic garden.
This garden was inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and planted with 16th century herbs.

Falkland Palace & Garden’s unique Herb Day will provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn more about how these versatile plants have been used through the ages – from creating perfumes and flavouring foods, to treating ailments and providing a staple ingredient for traditional crafts.

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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Scotland’s Gardens Day

July 12th, 2016 - July 12th, 2016

Come and enjoy Culzean in all its summer splendour. Take part in a tour with one of our experience team of gardeners or enjoy a bite to eat at a special pop up café in the walled garden for the day. Donations support the work of Maggie's, The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland and The NTS Gardens Fund.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Party

July 9th, 2016 - July 9th, 2016

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time will celebrate the joys of summer by hosting its annual Summer Garden Party in the spectacular setting of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the first time. Visitors will have the chance to meet the GQT team, put questions to them in person and enjoy a day full of horticultural happenings. There will be entertainment throughout the day with hands-on activities, demos, food, drink and fun for all the family.

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Morris Garden

July 9th, 2016 - July 9th, 2016

The Three Inch Fools return to Abbotsford to present their unique take on William Shakespeare's infamous Scottish Play 'Macbeth'. Once again, the young troupe of talented actors and musicians will take over the Morris Garden with
their camping gear, using their musical instruments and quick wits to breathe life into the story.

After the success of last year's performance of 'The Tempest', this year's event promises just as much of a good time. The gardens will open for picnics from 6.00pm with the show starting at 7.00pm and ending 9.30pm.

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Royal Burgh of Culross

Outlandish Herbalism

June 18th, 2016 - June 18th, 2016

Come and join Outlander consultant herbalist Claire MacKay in the gardens of Culross Palace and learn about medicinal herbs of Outlander behind the scenes in the beautiful film location of Culross Palace.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

Visit Benmore Botanic Garden to enjoy stunning displays of Rhododendrons. The Garden, in its magnificent mountainside setting, is home to a world-famous collection of plants including over 300 species of Rhododendron. Benmore is part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and a must-see during the Rhododendron Festival.

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Attadale Gardens

Rhododendron Festival 2016

April 12th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

Attadale is fortunate to have a large collection of many very venerable rhododendrons, some of which have grown to remarkable heights in the Old Rhododendron Dell. Others along the Water Garden Walk have regenerated themselves growing out of old tree trunks. There are also many newly planted dwarf rhododendrons which have been planted widely to provide ground cover, echoing the example described by Peter Cox, the rhododendron expert, where dwarf rhododendrons cover the Himalayan hills in a similar manner to heather growing on the Scottish hills. More prosaically it should mean less weeding.

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Arduaine Garden

Rhododendron Display

April 13th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

An oasis of soft hues, fresh textures and striking foliage, Arduaine is the place to come for a deep breath of calm. Now is the time to visit and take in the beautiful displays of flowers on show, including species of rhododendrons. Whilst the Rhododendron Festival runs, why not wander down and discover the delightful displays.

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Rhododendron Display

April 13th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

Teeming with history and surrounded by mountains, Brodick Castle is every inch the quintessential island castle. Now is the time to visit and take in the beautiful displays of flowers in the garden, including bold species of rhododendrons. Whilst the Rhododendron Festival runs, why not wander across the water and discover the delightful displays.

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