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Abbotsford
Summer Garden Festival – Abbotsford Inside Out

Summer Garden Festival – Abbotsford Inside Out

June 13th, 2021 - August 15th, 2021

Discover the secrets and stories about Sir Walter Scott’s ‘outdoor rooms’. Learn how Abbotsford evolved over time and what its architecture reveals about the obsessions and quirks of the man behind it all, as we celebrate Scott’s achievements and legacy in his 250th anniversary year. Every Friday and Sunday.

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Attadale Gardens
Summer Garden Festival – Summer at Attadale

Summer Garden Festival – Summer at Attadale

June 13th, 2021 - August 15th, 2021

Explore Attadale Gardens to enjoy Summer flowers and plants. Self-guided tour, pick up a guide at the gatehouse.

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Summer Garden Festival – Family activities in the laundry

Summer Garden Festival – Family activities in the laundry

July 1st, 2021 - August 12th, 2021

This summer, we’re transforming our ruined laundry building into a fantastic new outdoor learning space. A temporary weatherproof cover will mean that families can join in Covid-safe fun activities, rain or shine. Each Thursday in the school holidays we’ll be running crafts, games and other activities on themes linked to our museum and gardens.

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Logan Botanic Garden
Peter Lamb Art Exhibition

Peter Lamb Art Exhibition

July 1st, 2021 - August 15th, 2021

Peter Lamb is a local acrylic artist who has no formal training, only taking up painting when he moved to Drummore in 2017. For this, his first exhibition, he will be producing local landscapes and botanical works, as well as his usual local wildlife paintings. His work has almost photographic qualities and has already generated much interest locally, on social media. Come along and see this stunning and exciting exhibition. Free with normal garden entry.

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New Hopetoun Gardens
Summer Garden Festival – New  Hopetoun Gardens – ‘art in the garden’

Summer Garden Festival – New Hopetoun Gardens – ‘art in the garden’

July 1st, 2021 - August 31st, 2021

Original works of art installed in our demostration gardens.

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Summer Garden Festival – Monthly marketplace

Summer Garden Festival – Monthly marketplace Free

July 10th, 2021 - August 14th, 2021

Browse stalls selling plants, produce and crafts in our free monthly marketplace. The market takes place outside the Stables café in front of the entrance to Armadale Castle Gardens.

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Summer Garden Festival – Around the world at Armadale Castle

Summer Garden Festival – Around the world at Armadale Castle

July 13th, 2021 - August 15th, 2021

Travel the world at Armadale Castle Gardens – without leaving Scotland. A surprising number of exotic plants can be found in our south Skye gardens where they enjoy a relatively mild, sheltered climate. Experience a haven of scent and colour as you explore 40 acres of trees, shrubs and flowers and take in the magnificent sea and mountain views. From 1 July, pick up a family-friendly self-guided trail and hunt for some of the plants from around the world that thrive here.

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden
Summer Garden Festival – The Flower Farmers Big Weekend

Summer Garden Festival – The Flower Farmers Big Weekend

July 13th, 2021 - August 15th, 2021

"Discover Gordon Castle Walled Garden – one of Britain’s oldest and largest walled gardens. With four huge flower beds and over 60 varieties, we are taking part in the Big Weekend to champion British grown cut flowers.
Entry to the event is included with your garden entry or free if you are a friend of the walled garden. Parking is free and disabled parking is available.
Included in your garden entry, owner Zara Gordon Lennox will take you for a tour of the garden and cut flower beds. Tours at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Local florists will be showcasing various displays throughout the garden using British grown flowers. Plus, everyone visiting the garden will be able to pick their own bunch of beautiful sweet peas - £5 for twenty stems. Book your table in our kitchen garden cafe to avoid disappointment.

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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Summer Garden Festival – Guided tour – garden in bloom

Summer Garden Festival – Guided tour – garden in bloom

July 27th, 2021 - July 27th, 2021

Join members of our gardens team on a walk around some of our summer highlights. See our herbaceous border in full flower and find out how shrubs and trees from around the world are able to thrive in our sheltered climate.

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Cambo Gardens

Summer Garden Festival – Straw Bale Gardening

July 28th, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Re-visit the straw bale project, and see how we are getting on. Learn about treating your plants and some companion planting.

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