East of Scotland

Visit gardens and castles from St. Andrew's 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Summer 2021

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Tower, Tay Bridge.

 

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. 

Parkhead House Gardens.

 

In the event of a garden, particularly a SNGS garden no longer being available I will find suitable alternatives.

 

Price: tba; 5 days, 4 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.

Pick-up points tba

 

It is essential you have your own comprehensive insurance.

 

 

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

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