Getting Ready For Winter

Getting Ready For Winter

October 16, 2018

One of the most common questions we get asked at this time of year is ‘what do you do in the winter?’ The seasoned gardeners amongst you will chuckle at this question because really winter is when the hard work begins in the garden. For the next month or so all our efforts will go … Read More

How to make dried flower wreaths

How to make dried flower wreaths

October 3, 2018

It’s Halloween this month 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 our dried flower wreaths are for you. Plus, it’s not October specific – we have ours on show all year … Read More

Fruitful September

Fruitful September

September 21, 2018

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

Flowers For The Future

August 10, 2018

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

Four Years On

July 6, 2018

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

Heritage Vegetables

June 25, 2018

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 Garden Update

June 14, 2018

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

Top Tips For Growing Sweet Peas

Top Tips For Growing Sweet Peas

June 5, 2018

Every summer our sweet peas provide us with such a beautiful and fragrant display, never failing to impress right to the end of the season. We’ve been working with The English Garden Magazine to deliver some top gardening tips throughout the season. Taken back in April, the garden looks worlds apart from what it does … Read More

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!

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

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

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