Explore our beautiful gardens with all the family. Pick up a spring flower trail and hunt for flowers and seasonal shrubs across our 40 acres of gardens and woodlands. When you're finished, why not have fun in our adventure playground. Free with normal entrance.Find out more
Join us for a virtual walk around the gardens this spring. Enjoy the colours of rhododendrons, bluebells and other spring flowers as they come into bloom. Discover the exotic plants that thrive in our sheltered gardens on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye.Find out more
Visit the normally private Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate at Cairndow to view the flowering of the Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas.
In 1914 because of the outbreak of the First World War a number of Belgian refugees arrived in Britain. Several thousand of them found their way to Newcastle where John HB Noble (1865-1938) lived and worked. He put some of them up on his estate at Sandhoe and some came with him to Ardkinglas in the summer and at Christmas. At the end of the war John came to live full time at Ardkinglas with his family and a refugee family who had connections with a n
A workshop led by our Head Gardener Craig in the gardens. Wander through the woods and fields at Teasses on the search for wild garlic – return to the workshop area to make your own fresh wild garlic pesto and lunch from what has been gathered. Great fun and some valuable skills learnt. ALLERGEN ADVICE: please note this workshop includes the handling of nuts and dairy – if you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at [email protected]Find out more
When we arrived at Kirklands over 40 years ago there were one or two established rhododendrons. Since then we have added a few every year. Dwarf ones on the rockery and larger ones in the woodland garden. All purchased from Gendoick of course, all fully hardy and chosen for our climate in west Fife, which can be more harsh than other parts of Scotland. We have tried to extend the flowering season from February onwards to give a colourful display throughout the spring and summer, but especially in April, May and June. Unfortunately, occasionally some of the early flowering ones do suffer from frost damage, but they’re still worth growing. In May they are surrounded by bluebells, Meconopsis, Trillums and Hellebores. The range of colours never ceases to amaze us every year. Well worth a visit!Find out more
Meet one of our gardens team and learn about the joys and challenges of gardening at Armadale. Take a tour of seasonal highlights including rhododendrons and bluebells. Free with normal entrance. No booking required but numbers limited - check our website for details.Find out more