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Dunninald Castle

The rain showed no sign of abating but we were not to be deterred from our mission. Following Pitmuies, we headed along to Dunninald Castle, where not only did we get a brief period of light drizzle, we were also treated to a guided tour by owner Mary AND she gave us lunch #winning!

100s of acres of woods, a walled garden with a listed greenhouse, an ancient beech avenue which was awash with bluebells (in Winter it’s a great place to see snowdrops in abundance too).

Here are some photos to whet the appetite…

Dunninald CastleBeech avenue at Dunninald CastleBeech avenue at Dunninald castleWalled garden at Dunninald Castle Walled Garden at Dunninald Castle Walled Garden at Dunninald Castle Listed greenhouse

The Herbalist’s Garden in Angus

Disclaimer – this is actually my boss’s garden and I’ve been dying to visit after seeing it in a recent press article. Handily, our recent tour around Scotland made it the perfect place to pitch camp so we got to have a good look around.

Victorian Greenhouse
Inside the greenhouse
Victorian Greenhouse
Inside the greenhouse

I have both serious greenhouse and walled garden envy, and raised beds and polytunnel envy for that matter! In fact, this is precisely the type of garden I would love one day.

The Herbalist's Garden
The Herbalist’s Garden
Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Garden

The physic garden is so interesting, everything is handily labelled so you can see what ailments the medicinal herbs can be used to treat. The pollinators must be going wild in here just now.

The Herbalist's Garden
The Herbalist’s Garden

As if that’s not enough there’s woodland, a lovely lake, highland cows, pigs and chickens too and everything is organic.

Isla

I would definitely recommend a visit here – all you need do is email herbalistsgarden@gmail.com and they will happily show you around during the months of June, July and August – more info here.

Highland Cow