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The Garden

Welcome to our Gardens

We have been working hard to restore the gardens at Blair, including:

The Walled Garden – five acres, 600 overgrown Christmas Trees removed, levelled and reseeded. This year we have planted 45 Scottish Apple Trees, 15 Conference Pears and 10 cordons of Plums.

Deer fencing has been erected along the line of the fourth wall (which was always missing as it allows the burn to take the frost away) and planted with 700 hundred hornbeam to form a new hedge and to keep the deer out.

Herbaceous Border by the house – Designed by John Hoyland ‘Mad for Joy’ who has designed the beautiful garden at Glyndebourne.

Large areas of Ponticum have been cleared and replaced with a collection of Rhododendron, Azaleas and Magnolia.  – a wonderful selection of species, which have been planted for the future generations and selected by the renowned expert, Kenneth Cox.

Lawns – a full time job from the first cut in March, right through to early October.

This garden is evolving and gives us so much joy.  The garden and grounds are looked after by our wonderful team, Willie Sinclair our Head Gardener, Kevin and Ian.

If you would like to bring a group to have look round the gardens, please let us know.

Discover Scottish Gardens – www.discoverscottishgardens.org

Scotland Gardens – www.scotlandsgardens.org



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