Visitors to Ellon Castle Gardens could soon benefit from improved parking and new toilets if plans are shown the green light.
Proposals have been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council for the demolition of a derelict former bulb store and the creation of two unisex toilets.
Under the proposals, the bulb store – which is now roofless and in an unstable condition – would be carefully taken down and the walls rebuilt using the recovered material to match the original structure.
A new 19-bay visitor car-park with at least one bay for disabled use is also planned to the rear of the telephone exchange just off Schoolhill Road.
Ellon Castle Gardens are believed to be at least 300 years old and remained under private ownership until they were handed over to the people of Ellon in 2014.
A charitable board of directors now oversees the ongoing revitalisation and conservation of the gardens through a strong membership base and regular volunteer activities.