Our Top 10 Favourite Festive Gifts

December 5, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gifts No Comments

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

November 30, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog 2 Comments

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

As the leaves begin to turn…

October 20, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

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, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

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, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

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

July 21, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

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

Birthdays, lavender and theatre fun

July 20, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

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, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog No Comments

Dry Martini Recipe 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 Gordon Castle Gin. His favourite gin cocktail … Read More

A guide to our glorious garden

June 26, 2017By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog

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, 2017By Tim RogersBlog No Comments

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