Pitmedden Garden

Parks & Gardens

Ellon, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 0PD

    Enjoy the spectacle of the Great Garden, with over 40,000 plants bursting with colour in the summer months.

    The Great Garden is the centre piece of this property, originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden.

    In the 1950s the elaborate floral designs were re-created under the guidance of the late Dr James Richardson; three of the formal parterres were taken from designs possibly used in the gardens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh in 1647. The fourth parterre is a heraldic design based on Sir Alexanders coat-of-arms.

    On the 100 acre estate is the Museum of Farming Life, a visitor centre, herb garden, ponds and a woodland walk. You can also explore the new nature hut, with interpretation of the wider estate.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Mobility difficulties Taste Our Best Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Garden open 1 May to 30 September, daily, 10-5.30 (last entry 5pm)


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Guild Street, follow signs for Peterhead on A90 then takwe B999 to Pitmedden.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport, take A947 to Oldmeldrum, take A920 to Pitmedden.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Aberdeen harbour follow signs for Peterhead on A90 then take B999 to Pitmedden.

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