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Great Gardens of South Scotland Tour

Great Gardens of South Scotland Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Luxury Garden Hotels

Start Date: 2 Nights / 3 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Families and Small Groups

Scotland has a fine selection of Botanic Gardens and landscaped parks surrounding the castles and country houses. This short tour includes the finest in Southern Scotland and the Borders. You will see a wide range of plants from traditional roses to exotic plants supported by the warm waters of the West Coast.

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The aim of this tour is to give the visitor to Scotland a taste of the wide range of trees and plants which thrive in Southern Scotland. You begin in Edinburgh at the Royal Botanic Gardens and travel to the West coast, before visiting the gardens of the Border region such as Dawyck and Traquair House.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh Gardens - Botanic Garden

Day 1: Edinburgh Gardens - Botanic Garden

We start our tour in one of the World’s greatest cities, Edinburgh. The ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN are regarded as one of the planets best gardens and it stretches over 70 beautiful landscaped gardens only a mile from the centre of the city. There are highlights throughout the year from the winter to summer. MALLNEY GARDEN has been restored to stimulate the sense with a large range of fragrant plants. From a delightful collection of old fashioned roses to lavender and herbs, it makes high summer delight. INVERESK LODGE has many unusual plants in an informal and wild setting.

Day 2: Culzean Castle - Drumlanrig Castle

Day 2: Culzean Castle - Drumlanrig Castle

CULZEAN CASTLE is set on the west coast cliffs tops and was transformed from a simple tower house by the architect, Robert Adam into one of the country’s greatest houses. Within the 600 acre estate the walled garden has colour and flowers all year. Other highlights include the herb, wildlife and extensive herbaceous borders. One of the most important castles in the area is DRUMLANRIG. This opulent C17th castle has connections with Mary Queen of Scots and Robert Burns. The estate stretches to 9000 acres of which 40 are formal gardens. These include the terrace, long border and the parterres.

Day 3: Dawyck - Traquair House - Little Sparta

Day 3: Dawyck - Traquair House - Little Sparta

DAWYCK Botanic Garden is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens and is regarded as one of the world’s finest arboreta. With something of interest throughout the year from the Spring Azaleas to vibrant fall colours. Close-by is the country’s oldest house, TRAQUAIR HOSUE which dates back to the C12th. Set in beautiful grounds; the house has many parts worth exploring including a walled garden and rare breeds. It even has its own brewery. Our final garden is a modern garden, created in 1985; LITTLE SPARTA. Full of statues, arts and memorials the garden expresses late C20th design.


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