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
The gardening team at Abbotsford has teamed up with the horticultural students at Borders College and planted some 8,000 tulips, to provide a truly spectacular display for our visitors this May.
Take a stroll in Abbotsford's walled gardens and discover the colourful tapestry of tulips. With over 20 varieties, among them the subtle colours of Exotic Emperor and Evita contrasting with the rich tones of Recreado and Rai, in our formal walled garden, as well as our woodland walks and wildlife, Abbotsford is the place for tulips this season.