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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Original works of art installed in our demostration gardens.Find out more
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.Find out more
"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.
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.Find out more