Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Brilliant 17th-century design and meticulous maintenance give Pitmedden Garden its unique charm. With almost 6 miles of clipped box hedging, colourful parterres, over 200 fruit trees, and the sweet scents of honeysuckle and jasmine, Pitmedden really is a delight for the senses.
It’s hard to imagine a garden today being planted on such an extravagant scale. The heart of the property is the formal walled parterre garden. There are also extensive herbaceous borders with an abundance of colour and scent. Fountains, topiary, sundials and a fascinating herb garden add to the sense of discovery. The surrounding woods are a haven for birds and other wildlife.
Be amazed at over 30,000 annual bedding plants that make up the colourful designs, and explore the woodlands around the garden on the waymarked trail. The picnic area is an ideal spot to stop for lunch, and you can even enjoy a game of boules on our pétanque piste. The adjacent Museum of Farming Life boasts an extensive collection of domestic and agricultural artefacts.
Enjoy delicious home baking and light lunches in our award-winning tearoom, or visit our shop for a great selection of gifts, as well as seasonal garden produce when available, including our delicious apple juice and jelly.
1 June – 28 September, daily, 10:30-16:30
2 October – 2 November, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 10:30-16:00
On A920, 1 mile W of Pitmedden village and 14 miles N of Aberdeen.
On A920 1 mile West of Pitmedden
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
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