The castle gardens are a blaze of yellows with varieties of Narcissus in the spring followed by bluebells in May.
Rhododendrons and azaleas abound and flower from April to June and the newly restored rose garden is a mass of pinks in late June and July. Very fine specimens of Cedrus deodara, Sequoiadendron giganteum (Wellingtonia), Cryptomeria japonica, Taxus baccata and others thrive in the damp climate. The Flag-Borders on each side of the main drive with paths in the shape of the Scotland's national flag, the St. Andrew's Cross, are outstanding in spring with Prunus 'Ukon' and P. subhirtella and are under planted with rhododendrons, eucryphias, shrubs and herbaceous plants giving interest all year. Designed Landscape: http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/GDL00223
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.