Remembering Past Gardeners

November 15, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

It seems as though Autumn will be a brief affair this year. After a few short but beautiful weeks, the first frosts have stripped many of our trees of their autumnal finery leaving their craggy skeletons exposed. The cold weather seems to bring flocks of hungry birds into the garden, working their way through our … Read More

Fruitful September

September 21, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

The weather has changed and it seems that the end of the growing season is almost upon us, and what a season its been, I can’t remember a hotter summer with highs of 28C! The garden has been its most beautiful to date, attracting visits from The English Garden Magazine, Gardens Illustrated and Scottish Field. … Read More

Flowers For The Future

August 10, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog 2 Comments

I walked into a florists the other day to show them an example bouquet that we had grown from our cut flower selection in the hope that they would consider using our Scottish cut flowers. Greeted with a perplexed expression, I explained who I was, how we were local and the reason for my visit. … Read More

Four Years On

July 6, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

It’s our fourth birthday this Saturday (7th July) and we cannot believe what has been achieved in such a short space of time. In just four years the eight-acre site has gone from a barren field to a beautiful, tranquil space for locals and visitors alike. The 15th century plot has been painstakingly restored and … Read More

Heritage Vegetables

June 25, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice 2 Comments

Today we have a blog written by our gardener Liz who joined the team last summer. At Gordon Castle Walled Garden we have decided to try growing a variety of heritage or heirloom vegetables.  The definition of heritage/heirloom is a plant that has been in cultivation for 50 years or more.  Some people insist that … Read More

June Garden Update

June 14, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice 2 Comments

What a glorious start to the growing season we’ve had this year! After what seemed like a never-ending winter, the current spell of fine weather has been a real blessing allowing us to get a head start in the garden. We’ve been flat out all month planting over 10,000 vegetable, flower and herb plants, our … Read More