Pitmedden walled garden talk

THE final chance this year to gain an insight into the wonders of Pitmedden Walled Garden comes on September 9.

Head gardener Susan Burgess will guide visitors through the colourful heart of the gardens which were originally created in the 17th Century.

Sir Alexander Seton, Lord Pitmedden, designed a magnificent garden with geometric shapes and a number of stunning floral features. However, after a number of changes over the years it finally became a war time market garden. It was in the 1950s that restoration work was started by the National Trust for Scotland to return it to its former and more formal state.

Now the Great Garden at Pitmedden is an inspiration to all gardeners with wonderful colours and textures. Features such as the fountains, topiary and sundials create a sense of discovery for visitors. More than eighty varieties of apple trees adorn the walls, while five miles of box hedging define the various beds and parterres.

To find out how this has been created and maintained, join Susan from 3-4pm as she explains the day to day operations.

Visitors can also enjoy the numerous woodland walks, fascinating herb garden and Museum of Farming Life plus the shop and tearoom.