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Garden Walks

 

April

Easter at Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Champion Trees' Guided Walk

Wednesday 9 April

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

There are 21 majestic Champion Trees (tallest, broadest, oldest or most impressive of its kind recorded by the Tree Register) at Castle Kennedy Gardens. Join our Head Gardener to learn more about why they are so special.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Spring Blooms' Guided Walk

Wednesday 23 April

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Enjoy the glorious sight of early rhododendrons and azaleas as they burst into colour along with the magnolias and spring bulbs. Join our Head Gardener for an informative guided walk.

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May

Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Bloom' Guided Walk

Wednesday 7 May

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Join our Head Gardener as he explains why Castle Kennedy Gardens is famous for its collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, many of which were bred in the Gardens. Enjoy the spectacular colours particularly from the magnificent Rhododendron Rex and the Cynthia by the Round Pond.

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Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Champion Trees' Guided Walk

Wednesday 21 May

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

There are 21 majestic Champion Trees (tallest, broadest, oldest or most impressive of its kind recorded by the Tree Register) at Castle Kennedy Gardens. Join our Head Gardener to learn more about why they are so special.

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June

Pond at Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Summer in the Gardens' Guided Walk

Wednesday 4 June

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Join our Head Gardener to enjoy the advent of summer with the displays of later blooming rhododendrons and early displays of mixed flowering shrubs such as the brilliant red embothriums (or Chilean Fire Bushes as they are also known) for which the Gardens are famous.

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Castle Kennedy Gardens

'The Walled Garden' Guided Walk

Wednesday 18 June

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Our Walled Garden will be starting to blossom with the burgeoning displays of herbaceous plants including the choysia and kolkitzia. Benefit from the vast knowledge and experience of our Head Gardener as he leads this walk.

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July

Castle Kennedy Gardens

'What's in a name' Guided Walk

Wednesday 2 July

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

How did the Monkey Puzzle Tree get its name? Find the answer to this and other questions on this guided walk of the Gardens led by our Head Gardener.

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Castle Kennedy Gardens

'The Secret Garden' Guided Walk

Thursday 24 July

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Enjoy the opportunity to view the adjacent private gardens of Lochinch Castle with their beautiful herbaceous borders and the Sunken Garden (which is normally closed due to restoration works), on a guided tour with Castle Kennedy Garden's Head Gardener.

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August

Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Land Sculptures' Guided Walk

Wednesday 13 August

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Join our Head Gardener to learn about the history and design of the intriguing landforms in the Gardens.

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Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Brilliant Borders' Guided Walk

Wednesday 27 August

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Our Walled Garden is at its best in the height of summer with the borders in full bloom. Join our Head Gardener as he showcases the highlights including the salvias, osteospermum, verbenas, delphiniums and tender perennials.

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September

Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Late Summer' Guided Walk

Wednesday 10 September

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Join our Head Gardener as he takes you on a tour of the Gardens in the final stages of bloom before the leaves start to turn and the bright flower colours are overtaken by the changing shades of autumn.

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October

Castle Kennedy Gardens

'Autumn Glory' Guided Walk

Wednesday 15 October

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Admission to the Gardens plus £2.00 (includes slice of home-made cake and cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the Tea Room)

Experience the wonderful colours of the trees and leaves as the Gardens get ready for winter. Glory in the beautiful hues of the Beech leaves and Acers turning from green to red and orange and brown as our Head Gardener leads you on a guided walk.

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