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…

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

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

August 16, 2017

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 we could grow peaches, apricots … Read More

A head chef’s dream – summer in a kitchen garden

July 21, 2017

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 Plant Pick Plate … Read More

Birthdays, lavender and theatre fun

July 20, 2017

Birthdays, lavender and theatre fun We’ve had a wonderful July so far! We kick started with our 3rd Birthday Party on 1st July and were joined by over 500 lovely visitors and supporters as we opened the garden and children’s play for the weekend. It was fantastic to see so many new faces and lots … Read More

Angus’ Dry Martini Recipe

July 13, 2017

COCKTAIL (NOUN) 1.AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK CONSISTING OF A SPIRIT OR SPIRITS MIXED WITH OTHER INGREDIENTS, SUCH AS FRUIT JUICE OR CREAM. “A COCKTAIL BAR” Angus Gordon Lennox (owner of Gordon Castle Estate) is a big gin fan. So much so he created his own… His favourite gin cocktail is a very dry martini with scorched … Read More

A guide to our glorious garden

June 26, 2017

A guide to our glorious garden History / Background Situated on the site of the former village of Bog-of-Gight, the 8-acre walled garden at Gordon Castle was constructed between 1802 – 1803 with the original site being much near to the castle. This was a fully productive garden for many decades but gradually declined in … Read More

Ploughing ahead in the garden

June 6, 2017

March 2017: Ploughing ahead in the garden. What a busy time it’s been here in the Walled Garden! The hard landscaping in the Soft Fruit Garden, which has been our big winter project, has progressed well and is now complete thanks to the hard work and expertise of the team. The beds will soon be … Read More