The secret is out. We’re celebrating the 4th birthday of our beautiful garden and cafe on Saturday 7th July…
AND YOU’RE ALL INVITED!
Starting at 12pm we will have live music, street food and BBQ, gin, cider and ale, free garden entry and treasure hunt. Plus, if you bring along one of our flyers we’ll give you a free glass of our apple cider.
Last year we welcomed hundreds of you and it was a really fantastic day. Join us again as we say a huge THANK YOU for all of the support we continue to receive from visitors, locals, staff and volunteers.
JOIN US IN OUR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE ON SATURDAY 7TH JULY FOR HEARTBREAK PRODUCTIONS PERFORMANCE OF THE MIDNIGHT GANG.
When the clock strikes midnight and everyone else is sweetly sleeping, Tom and his friends gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join The Midnight Gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship. It truly is an unmissable adventure! Be prepared to be daring at this outdoor adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling book. Who knows where the night may lead?
A gentle walk through the Garden with RBGE lecturer, Phil Lusby, to look at what native Scottish plants can be found. Also some of the commoner mosses, which are so abundant will also be focued upon. Meet at the covered notice board just past the cafe,Find out more
Join us in our outdoor amphitheatre on Wednesday 4th July for the Illyria performance of The Merchant of Venice.
The Merchant of Venice is a funny play that deals with serious issues - in particular the keeping of promises.Wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock, and both are so confident about his paying it back that they jokingly adopt a ridiculous agreement: that Antonio will give Shylock a pound of his flesh should he default. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Take the train from Beauly at 9.10am through the Kyle line’s hills and moors to the wonderful ATTADALE GARDEN at Strathcarron, where the Gulf Stream has created a microclimate for 20 acres of outstanding water gardens, unusual trees, a sunken fernery & exotic specimens in a geodesic dome as well as delicately placed sculptures, grottoes and ‘peace’ garden. Return to Beauly from the private halt at Attadale on the 2.22pm train.
Price: £50.00 to include return train journey from Beauly, packed lunch, garden entrance and private tour, and tea at Attadale.
The House of Aigas has a small arboretum of named Victorian specimen trees and modern additions. The garden consists of extensive rockeries, herbaceous borders, ponds and shrubs. Aigas Field Centre rangers lead regular guided walks on nature trails through woodland, moorland and around a loch. Teas will be available in the main house, as well as ranger-led nature walks and a small plant sale.
Champion Trees: Douglas fir, Atlas cedar and Sequoiadendron giganteum
Directions: Four and a half miles from Beauly on the A831 Cannich/Glen Affric road.
Proceeds to Highland Hospice: Aird Branch 60%
Come and enjoy an afternoon serenade with the Grazioso String Quartet in the Courtyard Gallery. The Grazioso String Quartet, all former members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, was formed in 2004 and rehearses regulary in Glasgow. All are ethusiastic chamber-music players, freelance musicians and Friends of Benmore Botanic Garden. Ben Buurman and Julie Briggs (violin), Gill Maclean (viola) and Philip Norris (cello). The programme will last aproximately 40 minutes. The Grazioso String Quartet have kindly given their time for free, donations for the Grazioso String Quartet welcome.Find out more
Here Elliot looks at Cambo's approaches to extending the season of interest in our planting. Also looking at key plants to ensure our borders are hard working and beautiful.Find out more