"Enjoy a brilliant day out with the family during the October school holidays as we celebrate the stunning colours of Autumn!
- An autumn themed scavenger hunt in our 'Isle Be Wild' play park
- A specially created scarecrow forest trail
- An autumn-focused tree trail to showcase the sights and smells of our special tree collection
- A specially themed historic ghost walk and storytelling tours
- Pumpkin carving, and much more!"
Scottish Tree Festival: – Blair Estate – A collection of trees in an historic garden and parkland landscapeOctober 21st, 2018 - October 21st, 2018
An historic private garden and parkland landscape, rarely opened to the public, with magnificent trees planted in the 19th century, including giant redwoods, a ‘double’ lime avenue, cedars, oak, beeches, tulip trees, ginkgo, chestnuts, sycamore and metasequoia. Stout footwear recommended. Teas and coffee. No dogs.Find out more
Kenneth Cox will be talking about his new book 'Woodland Gardening' at Blair House, Blair Estate in Ayrshire on Sunday 20 October 2018.
Join us for a fascinating talk and discussion with Ken in the historic Blair House. Tickets in advance £10 - please contact Sallie Hendry 01294 833100 or email [email protected]
Make your own paint brushes and use berry inks and rubbings to help us create a huge mural celebrating our trees.Find out more
The Runny Egg 10k is back for its second year this October and it's set to be even bigger and better than last year's event. We hope you'll join us and we can't wait to welcome all you runners back to the estate.
The route is the same as last year and takes in the stunning surroundings of Archerfield Estate, as well as Yellowcraigs beach! You’ll be so distracted by the beautiful scenery that we have on offer in East Lothian that 10k will pass you by in a flash. You’ll also get a special Runny EGG t-shirt to wear on the day.
The run begins at 10:30am - registration is from 9:30am.
Horticulture manager Fay leads an inspiring walk through our vibrant autumnal tone,highlighting unique grasses and planting approaches that wow late into the season.Cut a selection to fill your own vase or create a bouquet,taking home some autumnal Cambo magic.Find out more
FAMILY FUN DAY
ARDKINGLAS WOODLAND GARDEN
SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2018
GRUFFALO TRAIL WALK
With readings of “The Gruffalo “ in Scots
by Stewart Ennis at 12pm and 1pm
Admission for gardens-
£5.00 per person or £15 for families
Pop up café
Face painting available from 11.30am-12.30pm
Come and be wowed by Glenwhan’s autumnal colour! Tessa Knott, the owner and creator of the gardens, will give you a personal guided tour around the many beautiful trees here at Glenwhan. We have over 200 types of trees, some very special cultivars such as Metasequoia glypteroides, Embothriums, Acers, Conifers in variety, as well many unusual Oaks, Sorbus, and Betulas. Glenwhan was selected by Homes and Antiques for their list of top 10 best Arboretums in the UK. The tour will include coffee on arrival and a delicious home-made lunch using produce from the garden.Find out more
We have a wide range of activities happening throughout the day – from guided tours through the woodland, tree planting, green wood carving, tree service demonstrations, seed collecting, paper pot making and planting, make your own bird feeders, tree bark rubbings and leaf printing – face painting too, and much more! Team Brodie are ready and waiting to welcome you to find out more about the importance of the magnificent trees on the estate and give you the opportunity for ‘hands on’ activities. Brodie Estate has a wealth of wonderful trees and acres of beautiful woodland where visitors can walk and explore.Find out more