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
    Green Tourism Gold Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    All year, daily

    Garden, Museum of Farming Life and Shop:
    1 May to 30 September, daily, 10-5.30 (last entry 5pm)

    1 May to 30 September, daily, 10.30-4.30


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Tearoom available where you can enjoy a cake and a cup of tea or coffee.
    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    On A920, 1 mile W of Pitmedden village and 14 miles N of Aberdeen.

    By road:
    On A920 1 mile West of Pitmedden

    By bus:
    Bus stops in Pitmedden Village 10-15 minute walk to Pitmedden Garden through woodland estate.
    From Aberdeen service number 290/291. Stagecoach Bluebird; tel (01224) 212266 From Ellon/Inverurie service number 493. Kineil Coaches ; tel (01346) 510200

    By train
    Aberdeen Train Station is next to Aberdeen Bus Station, take 290/291
    Inverurie Train Station, Town Hall bus stop 5 minute walk then take 493

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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