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Scottish Tree Festival: – Celebration of Trees at The Plant Market Free

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

A celebration of all things trees at The Plant Market from September 30th to December 2nd. We will have a great range of ornamental and fruit trees showcasing the very best of autumn colour. On 6-7th of Oct we will be focusing on Ornamental trees for any size of garden and will have experts on hand to answer any questions. On the 13th and 14th of Oct Our focus will move to Fruit Trees and how to get the best out of fruit trees in a small garden. Our expert will be on hand to guide you through planting, feeding and pruning. Why not visit from September 30th – December 2nd to find out how trees can enhance your green space whatever the size.

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Scottish Tree Festival: – THE FORESTS OF SCOTLAND

September 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Scotland’s forests are stunning at this time of year and Aberdeen’s lucky to have four great forests on the doorstep. There’s something for everyone whether you’re looking to enjoy the autumn colours, a quiet green space or somewhere for children to play. Check our website for more details www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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Scottish Tree Festival: – The Lake Wood, Smeaton Nursery Gardens and Tearoom

September 30th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018

Smeaton Lake Woods are part of the National Tree Collection Scotland and contain a significant collection of rare and heritage trees. Come and enjoy a walk around the Lake trail where twenty highlighted trees and shrubs had been marked to reflect the diversity of species growing here at Smeaton. This list includes trees from all around the world as well as natives. There are evergreens, deciduous trees, and flowering shrubs. In addition to the trees you can enjoy the beautiful parkland, wildlife and our traditional Nursery Gardens with its award-winning tea room serving delicious homemade cakes.

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Scottish Tree Festival – Autumn colours

October 1st, 2018 - November 30th, 2018

A procession of red, yellows and oranges heralds the approach of Autumn in the garden, with species of Enkianthus, Cotoneaster, Aronia, Cercidiphyllum and Oxydendrum providing spectacular autumn foliage and fruit colour; whilst Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' and Eucryphia provide floral interest. This is a lovely time to visit the garden, burning bright in the autumnal sun.

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Scottish Tree Festival: – Attadale Gardens Weekly Trees Tour

October 4th, 2018 - November 29th, 2018

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Attadale Gardens’ varied tree collection this Autumn, every Thursday afternoon throughout October and November; a guided tour through the entire garden. Over 1000 new trees were planted in the early ‘90s following major storms in the late ‘80s so come and admire their progress. From Japanese acers or maples to the old Wellingtonia, there are two Wollemi pines as well as two Monkey Puzzle trees. A chance to enjoy the garden after its traditional closure at end of October. A tree list will be provided. Meet at the Gatehouse for 2.30 pm on Thursday afternoons. No extra charge for tour.

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Scottish Tree Festival: – Logie champion tree to see, and unusual trees to buy

October 13th, 2018 - October 31st, 2018

Champion Picea sitchenisis (Sitka Spruce), at least 64m tall with a girth of 760cm. 150m upstream of Randolph’s Leap on the River Findhorn. It is a magnificent tree easily seen from the river paths. Logie Steading is less than a mile to the north: the Plant Shop specializes in unusual hardy plants including many varieties of Sorbus and Viburnum, Decaisnea, Paulownia and other trees that do surprisingly well this far north. In the first half of October the autumn colours in Logie House Garden can be spectacular.

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Scottish Tree Festival: – at Aden Country park

October 23rd, 2018 - October 24th, 2018

Come adventure up into an incredible tree, climbing ropes to 70'! For all ages 6-60+ and each hour session is £20pp, plus the normal garden admission. Please see full Booking Terms & Conditions and FAQs.

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Logan Botanic Garden

Flax Weaving – Children’s Activity

October 25th, 2018 - October 25th, 2018

Have fun creating some simple flax woven flowers or animals to take away and keep.

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Cambo Gardens

The Glasshouse and its Plants

October 29th, 2018 - October 29th, 2018

Glasshouse expert Alan Graham gives an introduction into glasshouse management and cultivation as well as a look at some key plants and how to grow them.

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Stirling Castle - HES

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Craobhan: Trees

November 4th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018

Ionnsachaibh mu chraobhan bho shealladh nan Gàidheal ann an Ionad Foghlam Pàrc an Ròid. Às dèidh seisean fiosrachaidh le bàrdachd agus dualchas, thèid sinn air cuairt airson craobhan fhaicinn taobh a-muigh.

Learn about Gaelic traditions connected to trees in the Holyrood Park Education Centre. An information session about poetry, traditions and identification of trees will be followed by a guided walk in the park. This event will be delivered in English.

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