East of Scotland

Visit gardens and castles from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Herbaceous borders, Walled gardens, Castle & Cottage gardens, Vegetable potagers, Woodland trails, Wildlife, Historical collectors and collections, Wildflower meadows and Roses.

A feast of colour, design and inspiration.

Enjoy the comfort of The Links Hotel Montrose and pay tribute to “Bamse Sea-Dog”.

 

 

Staying at the Links Hotel, Montrose our six-day tour includes a variety of gardens.

 

 

Sunday 16th – Friday 21st June 2019

 

 

Meet at and depart from Edinburgh airport, alternative pick up points available - please ask

 

Glamis Castle, wander at leisure through the extensive grounds, the Italian Garden and the Walled Garden (includes guided tour of castle).

 

Pitmuies Garden, noted for its long borders of herbaceous perennials, Delphiniums, Roses and a loch-side walk.

 

Blairwood House, one-acre garden of flowering shrubs, herbaceous perennials and a beautifully designed small vegetable garden.

 

Finzean House, once home to the Victorian landscape artist Joseph Farquharson. A garden with shrubs, herbaceous borders and a cut-flower garden.

 

Crathes Castle, famous walled garden, ancient Yew hedges and opportunity for spotting Red Squirrel, Roe Deer, Woodpeckers, Buzzards and Heron along one of the six waymarked trails.  (includes entry to castle).

 

Carig Dhubh, near Pitlochry, which, despite being on sand and rock achieves splendid Meconopsis, climbing Roses, shrubs and a variety of herbaceous plants.

 

The Explorer’s Garden, Pitlochry. This unique garden celebrates the fascinating lives of many Scottish Plant Hunters including Archibald Menzies, George Forrest, David Douglas and Robert Fortune.  An included guided tour of 1.5 hours will highlight their astounding lives and explain why the gardens look as they do today.

 

SNGS Eastbank Cottage, a traditional, walled and stream-bounded one-third acre cottage-garden with an abundance of Clematis, woodland bulbs, and flowering shrubs.

 

Kenly Green Farm, where the once linear tennis court and vegetable garden have been transformed into curved beds of herbaceous perennials with shrubs as backdrop.

 

St. Mary’s Farm, architecturally designed with hedging, vegetables and summer long interest.

 

Wormistoune House, described as a horticultural jewel with formal hedges, intimate garden rooms, an elaborate thistle shaped parterre and wildflower meadow.

 

Cambo Gardens, containing naturalist perennial planting, woodland borders, roses, tulips and fruit & vegetables in a contemporary potager. An afternoon in Edinburgh with optional (approx. £10) guided walking tour.

 

In the event of a garden, particularly a SNGS garden not opening I will find suitable alternatives.

 

There are a few places still available, please email sue@inspirationgardentours.co.uk for information.

 

From £699.00 per person; 6 days, 5 nights dinner, bed and full Scottish breakfast based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Some single rooms available. Includes entry to all gardens.

 

It is essential you have your own comprehensive insurance.

 

 

Inspiration Garden Tours     Proprietor: Sue Jackson   9 Westdene, Summerhouse Road,

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