April until October SAWYER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS A new inspirational art gallery to honour Mairi Sawyer who dedicated Inverewe to the NTS to keep in perpetuity - created within Inverewe House where art is presented to help evoke emotional connectivity with the creativity of the garden legacy and the inspiration of the natural surrounding wild landscapes of Wester Ross across the 2000 acre Inverewe estateFind out more
Exciting new Garden Workshops for 2017
Delivered by our very own Floors Castle Head Gardener, Andrew Simmons and Simon McManus, take your opportunity to gain an insight into creative and innovative planting design to enhance your garden. Learn how to grow new plants from existing ones with our propagation workshop. And take your chance to see how the roses on our chains are pruned and how to prune and cover a wall with rambling roses. Join us in the Autumn to discover how to make your own compost and to explore ways to creatively prune and shape your apple trees.
Music, dance and drama fill the castle once again and bring it alive. Meet the characters and learn about their life in the Royal Palace. Visit the kitchen and see the food they would have prepared and hear more about the past times of the nobility and Mary, Queen of Scots.
This event is included in the Stirling Castle admission price.
Rhododendron Festival: We are part of the Gloriour Gardens of Argyll and Bute. Our gardens have many Rhododendons and Azaleas throughout them, with one of the best being the 60 year old Rhod falconeri, with its beautiful pale yellow blooms and stunning red- brown bark. We have a good selection of Rhododendrons for sale- including many Species ones.
Hugh Edwards, a local photographer based in Glencoe, who also works for us, captures stunning landscape and wildlife photographs. A4 and A3 mounted prints on display and for sale.
A portrait of The Flow Country – one of Europe’s last wild places, in the far north of Scotland. This vast expanse of blanket bog is a vital defence against the effects of climate change and a special place for wildlife. Explore the Flow Country through imagery, film, an interactive landscape model and computer game.
In partnership with RSPB Scotland and the Peatlands Partnership, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Four intrepid explorers, led by the redoubtable Professor Challenger, travel to an uncharted plateau in South America following a few scant directions scribbled in a sketch book. They find flora and fauna beyond their wildest dreams, become involved in tribal warfare between apemen and indigenous humans, and encounter terrifying dinosaurs previously believed to be extinct. But when their camera is destroyed in an accident what evidence can they produce to prove that these creatures actually exist?Find out more
This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of high quality designs produced by a group of former City & Guilds Creative Textiles students. The display will include 2D wall hangings and quilts alongside 3D wearable art and soft furnishings, worked in machine and hand stitch. There will also be access to sketchbooks showing the inspiration and story behind the designs, and the processes used.Find out more
Gilbert & Sullivan’s wry comic opera is set in Japan, but its satire of the ways a lie can be twisted into a truth is perhaps more blisteringly relevant to the political landscape of the English-speaking world than ever before! Performed by a cast of 6 actor/singers accompanied by a musical director on keyboards, it gets the complete Illyria treatment, and is produced on a stage boasting a strikingly large (and authentic) Japanese torii gate. Despite the reduction in scale not a single word from WS Gilbert’s libretto is cut, nor a single note or harmony from Sir Arthur Sullivan’s score unsung.Find out more