The formal gardens with their magnificent yew hedges and terraces where laid out by Sir Coutts Lindsay in the 1870s. Since then other changes have been made but the largest impact has come from Lady Crawford (aged 95). She has been the inspiration of the garden and the driving force of much of what has been created in the past fifty years. The gardens are at their very best in the spring. Many of the magnolias and rhododendrons will be in full bloom and the borders bursting into life with daffodils, tulips, primulas and polyanthus. The woodland area and the Chapel Walk will also be at their best with many different hostas, smilacina, trilliums and other diverse plants, shrubs and trees. Enjoy the walks to the Sawmill Pond planting, the Den and the Balcarres Craig.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.