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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Nice bacon rolls

The cafe is lovely. Unfortunately we had a dog with us and could only sit outside in the covered... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Bev M
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Garmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
An inspiring kitchen garden

Oh if only..... What a fantastic walled garden, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a walled garden... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
pakabay
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Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
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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...more
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Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We visited this project en route to Inverness just to see the castle. However we were struck by the very attractive tea room and due to a heavy rain shower, decided to partake of its wares. The friendly staff took time to explain their intentions...More

4  Thank Jim D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

When here for Sunday lunch, we were shown to our table and left for at least 15 minutes until our drinks order was taken. During this time, the restaurant was by no means busy at this point, the waiting staff gathered in group and chatted...More

4  Thank Bernadette M
WalledGarden, Front Office Manager at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

2. Thank you for posting your review of our restaurant. First of all, I would like to apologise for the poor service you received on your visit. We are still in the process of recruiting for new staff and we have experienced some initial training...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived with our 14 month old and went to the shop entrance, wanted admission to the gardens but were told you pay at the gate as there was an event on and it was cash only, so I then asked if we could pay...More

Thank yanaanita
Gordon Castle W... S, Director of Sales at Gordon Castle Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi there, I think there has been a bit of misunderstanding as our garden membership doesn't include free entry into events. For £25, our annual membership benefits are as follows: • Free entry into the Garden and Children’s play area (2 Adults & 2 Children...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The cafe is lovely. Unfortunately we had a dog with us and could only sit outside in the covered area. The staff were friendly and helpful and the coffee and bacon roll were really nice.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Oh if only..... What a fantastic walled garden, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a walled garden like this? That is, assuming that you could afford the many hands needed to assist with the plantings, harvesting and upkeep, not to mention the cost of the...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We called in here, when we eventually found our way in (signage isn’t great, thanks to ‘difficult’ local authority, we gathered), for a brief pit stop and we rewarded by what became almost a guided tour of a huge but very much work-in-progress garden, under...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The garden is beautiful (we went in early August so lots in flower). Really well designed beds with a lot of plants I'd not seen before, and an emphasis on fruit and veg as much as flowers. They're trying to grow every variety of apple...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The most fascinating thing about this garden is they are striving to grow it organically free from the use of pesticides and herbicides. A bold move and following in the footsteps of France's move to ban these harmful sprays. Excess produce that is not used...More

Thank Noeleen Maree L
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is our second trip to Gordon Castle Walled Garden in 2 years and surpassed our expectations this time around. The gardens have matured considerably with masses of new projects being undertaken. The hard work here is in evidence, and we found a strong team...More

Thank Tourist801306
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We travelled from Aberdeen yesterday after the Walled Garden was recommended by a friend who originally hails from Buckie. As a keen gardener I was really interested and delighted to find quite a few plants I'd never seen before. The Sweet Peas were stunning and...More

Thank StickyToffeeQueen
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We have been following the progress of this Garden for some years. Today, in August in the sun it was stunning both in sight and scent. The flowers, especially the Sweet Peas were magnificent and we were so jealous of the Veg!! Lovely informative staff....More

Thank Glenna48
Reviewed 16 August 2018

best £ 5 I've ever spent. A real delight of a garden. So much wonderful produce and the Sweetpeas are amazing. Lovely Cullen Skink in the restaurant too. Came home with lots of ideas.

Thank Diana G
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