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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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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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Archerfield Walled Garden

Christmas Shopping Night

November 30th, 2018 - November 30th, 2018

Back for 2018, our ever popular Christmas Shopping night will be held on Friday November 30th this year. You can expect a magical, festive night full of exclusive discounts, complimentary mulled wine and tasty festive treats. Once again we'll be inviting some of our favourite local makers and suppliers to tempt the crowds with samples. Once again you can expect a discount of anything between 5% and 50% on your evening's purchases.

The Christmas Shopping Night will include: Mulled wine, Festive nibbles, Discounts (5% to 50%) on everything in the Gift Shop and Foodmarket, Tastings and samples

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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 – 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: – Munro’s Nurseries Free

September 1st, 2018 - November 30th, 2018

September - huge selection of Fruit Trees including Apple, Cherry, Gage, Pear, Damson, Plum, Quince, Peach, Apricot, Nectarine.  Also a selection of fabulous Heritage Fruit Trees including Apple Bloom  Ploughman, Apple Scotch Dumpling, Apple Scotch Bridget, Apple Stirling Castle and Apple Coul Blush. November - Bareroot Trees & hedging 100 varieties of native trees and hedging, a fantastically economical way to provide a screen or shelter to your garden available from November through to March.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Explorer Tours

March 1st, 2018 - November 29th, 2018

Enjoy the beauty of the Garden aboard the Benmore Explorer every Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. To book please call Sybil Gray 01369706261 or email [email protected]

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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: – The Celtic Tree Calender

November 28th, 2018 - November 28th, 2018

A fascinating introductory talk into tree lore associated with the Celtic Tree Calendar, Irish Ogham and Welsh Kolbren. Find out how the Druids used trees as letters of the alphabet and for divination. Learn about tree Identification, and write your name in Ogham using the leaves of the trees.

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Logan Botanic Garden

Coastline Exhibition

August 1st, 2018 - November 15th, 2018

A fabulous exhibition highlighting the amazing coastal plant and wildlife in our rural region. In conjunction with World Oceans Day to conserve and honour the world's oceans.

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