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Blair Life

The Walled Garden Restoration

Walled Garden
We have started one of the great garden restoration programmes in Scotland, with work now underway to restore the wonderful 5 acre Victorian walled garden at Blair.

Having removed 600 Christmas trees which were planted 40 years ago,  we can be gradually return the garden to its former glory. It will eventually provide a tranquil, colourful, sun-trap for our guests to enjoy. The ground has been levelled, seeded with grass and in March this year, with the help of John Hancox, we have planted three varieties of Scottish Apples, one variety of pear and a selection of Plum trees. This is the start of a Scottish Heritage Collection for us.

Private Gardens
In April last year, the borders round the house were completely redesigned by John Hoyland www.madforjoy.com. June brought beautiful hot days and the new border continued to flower right into October.

This spring, following advice from Kenneth Cox, the well-known rhododendron specialist, we have undertaken a major replanting of the grounds. Although it will take sometime to take shape, we are planting for future generations.

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