Pitmedden Garden

Pitmedden Garden
Pitmedden, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7PD
  • Telephone 0844 493 2177
  • Opening times Garden, Museum of Farming Life and Shop: May 1–Sep 30: daily 10am–5.30pm. Tearoom: May 1–Sep 30: daily 10.30am–4.30pm.
  • Admission £6.50 (£5; family £16.50; one-parent family £11.50; members free)
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  • Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…
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Pitmedden Garden

It's hard to imagine a garden today being planted on such an extravagant scale. Originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, Pitmedden features over five miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres. These parterres are filled with some 40,000 plants bursting with colour, making summer in Pitmedden an elaborate spectacle.

In the 1950s, the Trust set about recreating the gardens following designs dating from the 17th century, restoring the 400 year old garden to its stunning former glory.

The adjoining Museum of Farming Life brings the agricultural past to life. Visitors can also enjoy woodland walks and a fascinating herb garden.

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Charity Garden Opening - Pitmedden Garden

Pitmedden is a seventeenth century walled garden on two levels. Original garden pavilions with ogival roofs look down on an elaborate spectacle of four rectangular boxwood parterres flanked by fine herbaceous borders and espalier trained apple trees on south and west facing granite walls. An avenue of yew obelisks runs…

Sun 13 Aug

Normal NTS admission charges apply, £10.00 for guided walk, includes refreshments. / 0844 493 2177

Pitmedden Community Music Festival

Not for profit community music festival with with jazz, orchestra, rock and more. There is also food stalls, kids entertainment and a beer festival showcasing craft beer and cider from around Scotland.

Fri 2 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2177

Sat 3 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2177

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