Scotland’s Gardens Scheme coming up roses at Pitmedden

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It’s the perfect time to get out and see the best that Scottish gardens have to offer, and support some of Scotland’s charities at the same time.

On August 21, the National Trust for Scotland and Scotland’s Gardens Scheme team up to give visitors a chance to enjoy the wonderful garden at Pitmedden Gardens.

Visitors will have a unique opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes, as expert staff share their secrets and explain how they cultivate the gardens so beautifully. There will be guided walks at 1.30pm and 3pm.

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 re-created by the Trust to evoke 17th century designs for the enjoyment of visitors. Fountains and sundials make fine centrepieces to the gardens, filled in summer with 40,000 annual flowers and the fragrance of a succession of blooms.

After touring, visitors can round the day by taking in a game of boules and a picnic lunch. The event takes place on Sunday August 21 from 10.30am until 5.30pm.