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Garden of the Season

Garden of the Season – Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

January 11th 2021

As a gardener one of the questions, I am asked most frequently is “What do you do in the wintertime”? There seems to be a misconception among the public that either a) gardeners do not work at all in the wintertime and perhaps hibernate until the spring (a very appealing thought on this day when […]

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Garden of the Season – Logie House

October 28th 2020

Autumn is one of the best times of year at Logie and it never seems to let us down.  The contrasts amongst the rich reds, purples, orangey reds, yellows and greens all emphasise each other; and then there are the blue Aconitums and the decaying Hostas and Hemerocallis that just give another dimension.  It is […]

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Garden of the Season – Attadale Gardens

August 6th 2020

Attadale Gardens were started sometime in the mid-18th century as the oldest part of the present house can be dated by the love stone above the central window saying 1755. The garden still benefits from a series of very old drainage ditches that spread out across much of the garden. A member of the Schroder […]

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Garden of the Season – The Dulaig

June 4th 2020

“What a difference a day makes” Dinah Washington sang, but here at The Dulaig in Grantown-on-Spey in the Scottish Highlands we would have to say “What a difference 13 years makes”. On being invited to contribute to this Garden of the Season blog I reflected on how we have changed the house, built in 1910, […]

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Garden of the Season – Glenarn Gardens

March 20th 2020

BEGINNING OF SPRING 2020 The first signs of true spring are now visible after the wettest February anyone in Rhu can remember.With several budding rhododendrons and lush spring bulbs covering the grounds, the garden has begun to bid farewell to the snowdrops until next year. 2019was a brilliant flowering season for rhododendronsat Glenarn Gardens. This […]

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Garden of the Season – House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve – NTS

February 4th 2020

House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve Dun, Montrose DD10 9LQ William Adam’s 18th century mansion house backed by its avenue of wellingtonias forms the centrepiece of a designed landscape overlooking the Montrose Basin. The main flower garden lies to the east of the house, a rectangular walled garden with an open curved leafy […]

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Garden of the Season – Amisfield Walled Garden

December 3rd 2019

Amisfield Walled Garden Amisfield Park, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3TE Amisfield Walled Garden is a large, 18th-century walled garden on the outskirts of Haddington in East Lothian. The garden once formed an important part of the estate associated with Amisfield House, the home of the Earls of Wemyss, which was demolished in the 1920s. With […]

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Garden of the Season – Armadale Castle Gardens

October 21st 2019

Armadale Castle Gardens sit in a dramatic position on the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye. Forty acres of magnificent woodland gardens surround romantic castle ruins overlooking the Sound of Sleat and mountains of Knoydart. The castle and wider estate were once the seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat and are now run by […]

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Garden of the Season: Kelburn Castle and Estate

September 13th 2019

Home to Glasgow’s Earls and Countesses, Kelburn Castle and Estate boasts a versatile garden which features an unconventional yet inspiring mix of past and present horticulture. Throughout its rich history, the Castle and its gardens have evolved in line with the personal tastes of its occupiers, including the 1st Earl of Glasgow in 1700 who […]

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Garden of the Season – Archerfield Walled Garden

June 24th 2019

Archerfield Estates, Dirleton, East Lothian, EH39 5HQ Archerfield Walled Garden has been regenerating over the past three and a half years under the direction of head gardener, Erica Randall. The walled garden, built in the late 1780’s, would have originally supplied all produce to Archerfield House to feed both the owners and their staff. The […]

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