The Garden of the Week – Wonderwalls – where unusual plants grow

The four-acre[4 ha]garden here is one of the best for National Trust in Scotland. The gardens are intricately carved with a series of high walls and ancient yeast fences and are adorned with impressive features, including a fountain, a 19th-century dove, and more than 250-year-old giant Prunus Lusitania. Beyond the walls, marked trails lead into the woods where there are woods and red squirrels, and where you have the opportunity to explore the canvas above the Go Ape treetop adventure experience.

Garden history?

Purple-Sil Tower The Crates Castle was built in 1596 on land given to the Burnett family three hundred years ago by King Robert Bruce and was once part of the Roman Forest.

According to court records, vegetables, including peas and herbs, were grown in the seventeenth century, and the landscape of the four-acre garden has changed dramatically over the centuries as the fashions of horticulture grew.

A.D. In the 1920s, the owners of the castle, Sir James and Mrs. Sibil Burnett, under the influence of the famous gardener Gertrude Jacqueline, created the most northern art and craft garden in England, with many of the original garden features consisting of high walls and ancient fences. Fenced rooms.


Planting on Crete is fun and often surprising and despite the northern conditions, the high walls allow for many amazing plants to grow here, including Bomeria, the Andes Mountains and Lobelia Tupa.

For a better view, climb the stairs in the palace and look down at the standard layout of the gardens.

Don’t miss it

The McKenzie and Monkur Green Homes, restored in the walled garden, are home to the Osmarin Wilde National Coalition, dressed in Oscar Wilde. These are short-lived plants that are about to die but now enjoy a revival.

Anything else?

The fields around the craters contain 12 consecutive holes. These insights have been identified by archaeologists as part of the world’s oldest lunar calendar.

Best time to visit?

The borders of June on Crete are known for their rich flora and fauna, but there are also many dramas at the beginning of the harvest, as the forests around Crete begin to show signs of redness in a few weeks. , Gold, red, and bronze.

Many trees and shrubs begin to paint on the walls, including stewartias, acers, and viburnums.

Soon, wildflowers begin to shed their leaves to reveal red, lime green, and orange trunks.

Any tips in the area?

The burnt ‘VAT is a spectacular cliff in the Donetsk National Nature Reserve Moore, about 20 miles from Karates. The deep pit and cave under the roof can be explored on foot as part of a network of roads that cross the nature reserve, carved out of bed by the glacier.


Crathes Castle is located 3.5 miles east of Bancori on the A93.


The palace is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone 0844 4932


Night Hall Garden and Estate

The White Hall is located at an altitude of 186 meters above sea level, but despite the height and weight of winter in this part of Aberdenshire, there has been a garden here since the 18th century.

Recently, a special rock garden, one of the unique features of Little Hall, has been restored and the garden also contains examples of paintings. These carved stones are a landscape in Aberdeen, although no one has yet been able to define them.

Trails are laid out in a slow-moving station, with huge catechins and long beds, and a moon gate in the surrounding walls. The walled garden was filled with fruit trees, and bushes were planted in the grass, including roses and twigs and salt.

The Great Hall also has many beautiful trees and bulbs growing in the spring, with views of the surrounding hills from the high ground in the garden.

Night Hall Garden and Estate

Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

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