Volunteer Week

Volunteer Week

April 11, 2018

This week we are celebrating all the help we get from our wonderful volunteers in our beautiful Walled Garden! Throughout the years we’ve had many people volunteer time helping develop the garden to its full potential and we are ever so grateful of all who come to lend a hand. We are proud to support … Read More

What’s Been Happening in The Garden This April

What’s Been Happening in The Garden This April

April 9, 2018

We’re not quite sure whether spring is here or not in the Walled Garden. One moment the crocus flowers are open wide, basking in the sunshine and covered in honey bees, and the next they’re closed shut sheltering from snow and bitter winds. Come rain or shine we’ve been busy getting everything ready for the … Read More

Spring Garden Trail

Spring Garden Trail

March 23, 2018

FANCY VISITING US THIS EASTER? We would love to see you and your family and are now taking table bookings for our traditional roast for Easter Sunday. We are also going to be running our children’s spring trail throughout the holidays which is free with adult garden entry (£3) and the little ones will receive an Easter … Read More

Easter Treats – No Eggs in Sight!

Easter Treats – No Eggs in Sight!

March 21, 2018

I’m not sure about you, but if I see another Easter Egg, I’ll explode. So we’ve created a range of Easter gifts with a twist – And this week, we’re offering free delivery on all orders over £50 too. Not a chocolate Bunny, or a foil wrapper in sight. Just Gin, glorious gin and gorgeous … Read More

Planning for the Season Ahead

Planning for the Season Ahead

March 7, 2018

The Oyster Catchers have returned to the Walled Garden once again. We didn’t see them until the end of March last year so they’re a good fortnight early. I’d like to think that it’s a sign of a good growing season ahead; their distinctive high-pitched calls echoing around the garden are a sure sign that … Read More

Gin Inspired Mother’s Day Delight

Gin Inspired Mother’s Day Delight

March 7, 2018

Looking to spoil Mum this Sunday with a super yummy pudding? Try your hand at our Gin Garden Dessert. This recipe is made up of a lavender and honey mousse, gin soaked garden berries, chocolate soil and edible flowers. It’s a great recipe because it looks much more complicated that it actually is! If you … Read More

Half Term Fun

Half Term Fun

February 8, 2018

It only feels like yesterday since the children went back to school and now they’re off again! An odd little holiday, it can be hard to think of things to do – we’re still feeling the pinch from Christmas, the weather isn’t great and there’s nothing good on the television! So what to do with … Read More

Big Plans in the Walled Garden for 2018

Big Plans in the Walled Garden for 2018

January 24, 2018

January has to be the bleakest month in the walled garden, the days are short and cold and the garden is asleep for the winter; but it can also be one of the most beautiful. A dusting of snow and a glimpse of sunshine reveals the bare bones of the garden; the lovely elm posts … Read More

New Head Gardener Appointed

New Head Gardener Appointed

January 11, 2018

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2018 but none more than to kick start with a new Head Gardener, Ed Bollom. Our previous head gardener John Hawley left us in November for a new life south of the border with his family. Ed isn’t new to our Scottish oasis, he has been a … Read More

Life Changing Foot Balm

Life Changing Foot Balm

January 8, 2018

Our Herbal Foot Balm is causing a buzz – new year and soft tootsies seems to be paving the way! This little gem is a moisturising natural foot balm is made in Scotland and contains comfrey and pure essential oils of lavender and rosemary picked straight from the garden. Part of our Gardeners Essential Beauty range, these … Read More

A Very Merry End To 2017

A Very Merry End To 2017

December 22, 2017

A Very Merry End To 2017 Christmas has come around all too quickly and the end of the year is always a time for family and reflection. As we look back on our year, there have as always been the highs and the lows of running a business and dealing with the day to day … Read More

Gordon Castle Gin Trio Cocktails

Gordon Castle Gin Trio Cocktails

December 19, 2017

Festive Gin Delights Lots of you have purchased our gorgeous Gin Trio Sets which feature miniatures of our three delicious gins, a perfect Christmas stocking filler at just £17.95. So now you have your own Gordon Castle botanical, raspberry and plum gin, what’s the best way to serve them? You could, of course, drink them one … Read More

How To Make a Christmas Wreath

How To Make a Christmas Wreath

December 7, 2017

How To Make a Christmas Wreath It’s that time of year again and the gardeners here at Gordon Castle are busy decorating the shop, café and gardens for Christmas. One of our favourite jobs is making festive wreaths and we thought we would show you how we like to make them and just how simple … Read More

Our Top 10 Favourite Festive Gifts

Our Top 10 Favourite Festive Gifts

December 5, 2017

Our Top 10 Favourite Christmas Gifts Christmas, by definition, is a time for giving; whether this is with the time you spend with your family or in the beautifully wrapped present you gift to a loved one. We’re always on the hunt for those extra special Christmas gifts – an offering that is unique and … Read More

A Fond Farewell to John

A Fond Farewell to John

November 30, 2017

John, our Head Garder, is leaving us today as he and his family explore a new life south of the border. John has been integral in the development of the garden to date and we wish them all the best in their new, exciting adventure. To see us out in the proper fashion, John has … Read More

Halloween for Adults – Autumnal Flower Wreath

Halloween for Adults – Autumnal Flower Wreath

October 30, 2017

It’s Halloween tomorrow and it’s all pumpkins, sweeties and ghosts. If you love the season – but don’t love the garish costumes, pumpkin pie and screaming children that tend to accompany it – then this little beauty is for you. Plus, it’s not October specific – we have ours on show all through the summer! … Read More

As the leaves begin to turn…

As the leaves begin to turn…

October 20, 2017

We held our Market Garden event on Saturday 30th September and were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. Our visitors enjoyed the garden, food and activities as well as purchasing all of the produce which was freshly harvested  on the day. We will be sure to hold the event again next autumn so please do … Read More

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

September 26, 2017

Bumper Harvest We have had a bumper harvest through late summer/early autumn with huge quantities of produce going to the Café where our fantastic team in the kitchens have been putting it to good use. The plums especially have had a great season and all the trees were hanging with fruit We recently had some … Read More

Plant | Pick | Plate

Plant | Pick | Plate

August 16, 2017

Plant | Pick | Plate What a great time of the year it is to be a gardener, the harvest is in full flow and the garden is full of colour. Our special micro climate that we enjoy in this part of Scotland helps us to grow some extremely surprising crops, who would have thought … Read More

The Gin Garden Recipe

The Gin Garden Recipe

July 21, 2017

Food for thought The sun is finally shining again. And it’s now that I get to reap the rewards for all the work John and the Gardening Team have been doing for the last few ‘hungry months’. It’s showing its promise too, we look to be in for a great year of produce. Embracing our … Read More