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).
Sadly, the day we’d dedicated to some serious garden-visiting around Angus and Dundee turned out to be a cats and dogs (and bitterly cold) one. Nonetheless, we ventured forth and Pitmuies Gardens were first up.
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.
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 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.
As if that’s not enough there’s woodland, a lovely lake, highland cows, pigs and chickens too and everything is organic.
I would definitely recommend a visit here – all you need do is email email@example.com and they will happily show you around during the months of June, July and August – more info here.