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Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PQ

Ancient aristocratic estate centred on its ancient castle, extensively remodelled in the mid twentieth century.

Gordon Castle Garden of the Year

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  • Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
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A hidden gem situated between the River Spey and the Moray Coast, Gordon Castle Walled Garden is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. At almost eight acres in size it is one of the oldest and largest kitchen gardens in Britain and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a modern design by world famous designer Arne Maynard. An oasis of peace and tranquillity, the garden is also a hive of activity.

Constantly tended by a small team of dedicated gardeners, a myriad of herbs, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown within its ancient walls making the garden as beautiful as it is productive. Open all year round, come and relax in the peaceful surroundings and see our gardeners hard at work, digging, sowing, hoeing and harvesting. Try delicious freshly picked produce in our award-winning café or browse a range of over 200 products in our shop, all based on the plants we grow or inspired by the Gordon Castle Estate. With a wonderful natural play area and seasonal garden trails, there is plenty for children to see and enjoy as well.

Gordon Castle itself – a magnificent 15th century house – is not open to the public but is available for exclusive use hire, fully staffed, or you can stay with us in one of our beautifully rustic and well-equipped holiday cottages. Click on the ‘Stay’ tab to find out more about accommodation and activities on the estate.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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