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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. 600 overgrown Christmas trees were removed from the Walled Garden.  The ground was levelled and reseeded.  We 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.  These hedge is now 5′ tall and filling out nicely.

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

Border by the House

Two years ago we removed, large areas of Ponticum and 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.

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, Kevin and Ian.

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

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