Enjoy the beauty of Pitmedden Gardens

The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire.
The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire.

THERE will be an opportunity to get behind the scenes at Pitmedden Gardens in support of Scotland’s Gardens on Sunday, August 19 from 10am to 5.30pm.

The gardens staff will offer a unique opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes how this amazing garden is cultivated so beautifully during guided walks at 1.30pm and 3.00pm.

The garden was originally created by Sir Alexander Seton in 1675. Elaborate floral designs in parterres of box edging, inspired by the garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, have been painstakingly re-created by the Trust to evoke 17th century designs for visitor enjoyment.

Fountains and sundials make fine centrepieces to the garden, filled in summer with a mass of 40,000 annual flowers and the fragrance of a succession of blooms. There is also an herb garden, herbaceous borders, beautifully wall trained fruit, a rose garden, a wildlife garden and views from the terraces take in the sumptuous planting.

Visit the museum of farming life, take the enchanting woodland walk, and round of your visit with a game of boules and picnic lunch. There is partial wheelchair access. Behind the Scenes Guided Walks at 1:30pm and 3pm and light refreshments available in the Restaurant. The cost is £6 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, and family tickets are £15.50. For further details contact 0844 4932177.