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Scottish Tree Festival: – Threave Garden’s Champion Trees

September 29th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Threave Garden is a plantsmans’ paradise and boasts collections of rare champion specimens and successional interest throughout the seasons. From spring, a bank of Narcissus ‘Southern Gem’ to winters diverse RHS Erica trials. Home to the School of Heritage Gardening, Threave's RHS training centre is responsible for training generations of horticulturalists since 1960. Threave offers a wealth of inspiration to all in a series of garden rooms designed and maintained by past and present students.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Scottish Tree Festival Autumn Guided Walks

September 29th, 2018 - October 31st, 2018

Enjoy a morning walk at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with an expert guide to discover more about the Garden and its superb tree collection which includes many heritage and champion trees. Tours depart daily 1 April to 31 October from the John Hope Gateway, West Gate. Guided walks last for one hour. Afternoon guided walks leave at 2pm.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Scottish Tree Festival Spectacular Autumn Display

September 29th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Dawyck Botanic Garden is home to one of Scotland's finest tree collections including some of Britain's oldest and tallest trees. The 65-acre Garden offers woodland and burnside walks and is renowned for its autumn colour. The red leaves of the maple trees are particularly stunning. Visitors can enjoy a Majestic Tree Trail, the Scottish Tree Trail or follow the adventures of plant explorers such as David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named. Take a tour with an expert guide to fully appreciate the collection. Guided tours take place every Sunday at 14.15hrs in October and 13.45 hrs

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

TreeFest at Armadale Castle

September 30th, 2018 - November 30th, 2018

The trees at Armadale Castle have a wealth of stories to tell. Some were planted by Lord Macdonald in the 1870s; others were nurtured from exotic seeds in the 1980s to become magnificent specimens today. During Armadale Castle’s TreeFest you can pick up a tree trail around the garden, join a tree tour and have fun with tree-themed family activities in half term. Experience the autumn colour of acers and red oak, get close to unusual specimens such as the ‘Candy Floss tree’ and ‘fossil tree’ and marvel at giants such as Sitka Spruce and Giant Redwood.

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Scottish Tree Festival – From sapling to giants

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

As the mist rises over the multi coloured tree fest at Cringletie you can glory in the depth of varieties that make here so special. Following our nature trail, you will come across all the usual suspects as well as some hidden beauties. Other paths take you through a cathedral like covering of foliage and help you appreciate the splendour that trees create. Working with the local primary school the dictionary of the tree types is being created for all to enjoy from the mighty oak, the fruits in the 400 year old walled garden, the scots pine soldier right down to our weeping willow. Meander your way around the 28 acres be sure to find that the trees that will ensure your visit is a long lasting memory – as will be a delicious lunch or afternoon tea in the house.

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Scottish Tree Festival – Mount Stuart

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Mount Stuart’s 300 acre and 300 year old designed landscape contains a huge variety of trees, both native and globally sourced, which together present a heady mix of exotic, traditional and unusual trees. Amongst the woodland and managed gardens are found Mount Stuart’s proud champion trees - of county, Scotland and UK awards – measured, recognised and awarded their championship status for height, girth, etc. Each one is an arboreal masterpiece, magnificent in form and maturity. From September to December come enjoy autumn’s unfolding colour palette of these wonderful trees in celebration of the season’s richness and diversity.

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Scottish Tree Festival – Cluny, colours of Autumn

September 30th, 2018 - October 31st, 2018

Cluny is a wonderful woodland garden treasured by many. Being positioned on a slope rising above the River Tay, trees thrive in the conditions and you can see 34 recordable specimens, 23 of which are remarkable or of champion status for the county. Not to be missed, and you won’t, are two Giant sequoias with enormous girths. Cluny is not a classical arboretum but a fascinating garden with an exciting selection of trees and plants producing vibrant colours and bountiful berries in autumn. Fungi, birds and insects also flourish and you can watch Red Squirrels for hours or even blether to the owners!

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Scottish Tree Festival: – Pitmuies Gardens

September 30th, 2018 - October 31st, 2018

Among many good trees with the gardens and Designed Landscape at Pitmuies is a fine Spanish Chestnut which stands on the lawn in front of the house. It is listed within the Heritage Trees of Scotland and described as “undoubtably a very large and fine specimen” with a “gnarled and burred trunk” which “measures an impressive 25 ft in girth, making it one of the largest in Scotland, while the lofty canopy reaches 72 ft…… and is likely to be more than 300 years old…… A smaller, though equally fine, sweet chestnut stands close by and measures 16ft 7 ins in girth and 68 ft in height”. Other good trees include an impressive Acer Griseum and a North American Tulip tree within the Vinny Garden.

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Scottish Tree Festival: – Langley Park Gardens

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Some of the oldest trees in Angus in the policies of this Georgian Estate. Ancient Sweet Chestnuts, Limes, Yew and rare evergreen oaks Firs and Pines. Teas and Home baked cakes available

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Scottish Tree Festival:  – The Linn Botanic Gardens Cove

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

The Linn has an extensive collection of unusual and exotic plants from around the world and has significant collections of among others antipodean trees and shrubs.

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