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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
+44 1343 612317
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Lovely afternoon tea

We visited Gordon Castle for afternoon tea and were delighted with the food, service and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diane J
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Fyvie, Turriff
Hidden treasure

We found a leaflet with the walled gardens on and thought we would see what it had to offer and as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
debnme
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Stanwell, United Kingdom
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If you’re looking for a magical day out in North-East Scotland, visit our Walled Garden at Gordon Castle which is being lovingly restored to its former glory. Over two hundred years old, it is one of Britain’s largest and oldest working kitchen gardens. Complete with rare and heritage plants, the garden walls are lined with 259 espaliered trees giving the keen gardener plenty to admire. At an impressive eight acres, it has been re-designed by award-winning designer Arne Maynard to allow a modern twist on a traditional design. In addition, the recently restored Victorian Mackenzie & Moncur glasshouse displays an impressive amount of delicious tomatoes in the summer months. Watch our dedicated team of gardeners at work as this magical garden evolves with the seasons and bears fruit for our café visitors ensuring quality home-grown food served all day.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“fruit trees” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“play area” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
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+44 1343 612317
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"cakes"
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"play area"
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"enjoyable lunch"
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"highland games"
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"lovely food"
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"onsite shop"
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"lovely sunny day"
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"full bloom"
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"walk round the gardens"
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"little girl"
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"cup of coffee"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Gordon Castle for afternoon tea and were delighted with the food, service and friendly staff. We had booked special dietary needs but this had not been noted on our booking, but I am delighted to say that the lady who seated us went...More

Thank Diane J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found a leaflet with the walled gardens on and thought we would see what it had to offer and as my title says it really was lovely. The walled gardens are only £6 to go into but they are well worth the money they...More

Thank debnme
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Gordon Castle as somewhere to take an elderly relative who does not like much walking. It was nice to take a very leisurely walk around the garden trying to work out what some of the plants are before looking at the pegs. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Gordon Castle was for the Highland Games last Sunday. A great day out for all the family (including doggies!), with lots of activities in the various arenas (bagpipes, dog obedience, duck obedience!, tossing the caber, highland dancing, live bands, gin tasting,...More

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. Such a wonderful event put on at the Gordon Castle! We planned our whole trip around the Highland Games, but we had no clue how wonderful the whole event would be! We thought we were just going to see the traditional games and listen...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Highland Games at Gordon Castle and cannot form the appropriate sentences to describe our delight. A beautiful backdrop, gracious hosts that cheerfully wandered the grounds shaking hands and making sure all was well, sounds of Scotland, ease of movement from activity to...More

Thank Brooke M
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We visited this garden on a lovely sunny day, although this garden is still in its infancy we so look forward to coming back to see how it matures. We loved the new concept of this garden which not only works visually but also practically...More

Thank bubbs2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Came today for a breakfast/brunch, absolutely delicious food in stunning surroundings. Plant, pick, plate is the ethos. The staff are all delightful and nothing was to much bother for them, especially Roz. Had a walk round the gardens, the birds were singing & the tulips...More

Thank SJCBCK
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed in the walled garden cottage overlooking the garden, enjoyed walking round the garden in the afternoons. The gardeners worked tirelessly planting out the new flowers, herbs and plants. Even though it was spring there were lots of lovely tulips and the renovated traditional greenhouse...More

Thank PaulBraydon
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

It’s amazing what has been achieved restoring this lovely Garden now it is nearly done with the soft fruit trees to go in and some titivating. It is definitely worth a visit with some of the flowers out it looks really good and it’s nice...More

Thank Peter H
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