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Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR

Mount Stuart parkrun

July 1st, 2023 - September 30th, 2023

Every Saturday at 9.30am walkers, runners and dog walkers head on a 5km timed loop of the gardens starting and finishing at Mount Stuart House. Parkrun is open to walkers and runners of all abilities and its completely free! A sociable event, each week runners and volunteers meet in the Courtyard Cafe to enjoy a post-run coffee, cake and a chat.

Visitors should register with parkrun before their first run, for further information please see the dedicated Mount Stuart parkrun page Parking is available at the new visitor car park close to the main house, please follow event signage.

Parkrun is run by a dedicated team of volunteers and is not operated by Mount Stuart Trust.

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Teasses Estate, Ceres, Fife KY8 5PG

Scottish Tree Festival – Silent Space

July 1st, 2023 - October 31st, 2023

Teasses have been collaborating with Silent Space to reserve an area of the gardens where people could experience silence and quiet. Our Millennium Wood is designed as a silent space during our opening, between 10:00 and 12:00. Please help us by respecting this Silent Space and avoiding the use of mobile phones. Within the Millennium Wood, Claire & Dylan’s garden will present a further opportunity for silence: sit on one of the a benches, enjoy the view and a little space for quiet reflection.
Find out more about Silent Space by visiting their website.

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Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH18 5TH

Scottish Tree Festival – Squirrel Trail

July 4th, 2023 - December 31st, 2023

Perched on a branch, up in a tree
How many squirrels will you see?
Follow the trail, searching high and low
See how far you can go

Start at Glen Tilt Carpark and follow the squirrels along a picturesque woodland walk. Will you find them all? A great family activity, available throughout the year.

No need to book, just turn up and join in.

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St Andrews Heritage Museum & Gardens, 12 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9PW

St Andrews & Empire

July 11th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023

An exhibition showcasing a selection of local history objects from our collection with links to the British Empire.

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Stirling Castle

Scottish Tree Festival – Royalty, Flora and Fauna – Stirling Castle Wildlife Past and Present

September 25th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023

This walking tour of Stirling Castle, led by one of the Castle Guides, will focus on the wildlife that can be found at and around the castle. In addition to wildlife found there today, stories of how wildlife has influenced the castle in the past will be featured.

Tours depart at:
25 – 29 September, 11.30am.
30 September – 1 October, 11.30am and 2.30pm

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Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9JU

Scottish Tree Festival – The Woodneuk Exhibition

September 28th, 2023 - November 30th, 2023

See latest creations by the Woodneuk team, formerly part of the workshop of the late Borders’ craftsman Tim Stead. On display is furniture crafted from the finest hardwoods, mainly elm and oak, as well as burr elm sculptures by David Lightly.

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Cluny House, Aberfeldy, PH15 2JT

Scottish Tree Festival – Autumn Glory at Cluny

September 28th, 2023 - November 30th, 2023

Autumn at Cluny is a spectacularly colourful time with many different tints and hues of leaves and berries. There are numerous Japanese maples, rowans, birches, azaleas and Enkianthus. As Autumn progresses, the barks of Tibetan cherries and birches stand out especially against the many varieties of conifers. Beautiful Red Squirrels can be seen throughout the garden but especially at the feeders in the morning. Cluny is one of the best places in Perthshire to see the "Reds".

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New hopetoun Gardens, Newton, Broxburn, EH52 6QZ

Scottish Tree Festival – Trees for sale at New Hopetoun Gardens

September 28th, 2023 - December 1st, 2023

Enjoy our woodland walk and demonstration gardens and be inspired to buy a tree for your garden, free entry every day. We offer a huge selection of both ornamental and edible trees to suit patios, garden borders or even your small woodland! We can advise and give you our free leaflet on our 30 favourite garden tree or our free fruit tree leaflet. Each tree comes with a free stake and tie and we can help get them carefully and safely into your car, or arrange toi deliver them to your garden. You may catch the autumn colours of this Parrotiae tree growing as a large shrub in our woodland.

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