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Blair Castle Gardens

August 13, 2023 : 10:00 am3:30 pm

£7.50
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Blair Castle Gardens

Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Colin Carmichael, Selma, Old Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2DH.

PGG visit to Blair Castle Gardens

Blair Castle stands as the focal point in a designed landscape of some 2,500 acres within a Highland estate. The Hercules Garden is a walled garden of about nine acres recently restored to its original 18th-century design with landscaped ponds, a Chinese bridge, contemporary plantings, vegetables and an orchard of more than 100 fruit trees. The glory of this garden in summer is the herbaceous border, which runs along the 275-yard south-facing wall. A delightful sculpture trail incorporates contemporary and 18th-century sculpture as well as eight new works, letter-carving on stone from the Memorial and Commemorative Arts charity’s ‘Art and Memory Collection’.

Diana’s Grove is a magnificent stand of tall trees planted in 1737, including grand fir, Douglas fir, larch and Wellingtonia running along the Banvie Burn, with the 12th-century ruins of St Bride’s Church on the far bank.

Programme

10.00-10.30am. Meet at Tallibardine Café, Blair Castle, for refreshments (tea/coffee or a full break-fast; buy your own).
11.00am. Self-guided tour of the gardens and policies.
1.00pm. Lunch: bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens where there are picnic benches. 2.00pm. Conducted tour of Diana’s Grove with the PGG’s own tree expert, Callum Pirnie.
3.30pm. depart for home.

Address and directions

Blair Atholl PH18 5TL off the A9. Follow signs to Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire.

Cost

£7.50 per person. This covers the entrance fee to the gardens only. If you wish to visit the castle as well, you may buy an extra ticket on the day.

Booking

Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Colin Carmichael, Selma, Old Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2DH.

Details

Date:
August 13, 2023
Time:
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost:
£7.50
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Organizer

Colin Carmichael
Email
scotland@pgg.org.uk

Venue

Blair Castle Gardens
Blair Atholl
Pitlochry, PH18 5TL
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Phone
01796 481207
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