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The Garden

Welcome to our Private Gardens

Blair Estate - Private Garden June 2020

Blair Estate – Private Garden June 2020


We have been working hard to restore the gardens at Blair, including the five acre Walled Garden. We removed 600 overgrown Christmas trees, the ground was levelled and reseeded, planted 45 Scottish apple trees, 15 Conference pears and 10 cordons of plums, all of which are growing well. 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.

Border by the House

PRIVATE GARDENS – we have an ongoing project of removing Ponticum and have replaced them with a collection of Rhododendron, Azaleas and Magnolias.  – a wonderful selection of species, which have been planted for the future generations and selected by the renowned expert, Kenneth Cox.  We continue to grow the collection and have planted an additional 60 specialist trees.

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

GARDEN VISITS – The garden and grounds are looked after by our wonderful team, Willie Sinclair our Head Gardener,  volunteer Ian and our contractors, Willie and Ryan.

If you would like a Private Group Tour to look round the Private Gardens, please let us know.  Enquire Here

Italian Garden

Scotland Gardens – www.scotlandsgardens.org

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