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Guthrie, By Forfar, Angus,
Scotland, DD8 2SN

01241 828245


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open 1st Apr - 31st Oct; every day; 10am - 5pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes


House Open for Viewing: No

By prior appointment only

National Garden Scheme days: No

Annual donation made.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer

To see:

Massed Spring bulbs., fine trees. Herbaceous borders, roses, delphiniums and shrubs.

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00 children free Car parking.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Teas/coffees for groups can be arranged by prior appointment.

Garden Features & Events

Well-known gardens in setting of interesting 18th century buildings. Woodland, river and lochside walks.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Trumpeton Forge Tea room.

Inns & Pubs:

Star Inn, Friockheim

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Glamis Castle Angus Folk Museum House of Dun (National Trust for Scotland).

Description of Garden

Two walled gardens adjoin an old white-harled house which was much enlarged and altered in the 18th century. The garden walls are still as shown on an estate map of 1780 and shelter a traditional fruit and cut-flower kitchen garden leading to the semi-formal gardens beyond. These gardens have a mix of roses, herbaceous borders and a much celebrated summer display of delphiniums.

Old plant varieties are treasured and there are shrubs and shrub-roses, paved areas for dianthus and violas and a lily pond with fountain central to the rose gardens. Trellises for climbers and a conservatory housing rampant passion flowers all combine to provide varied habitats for a wide collection of plants.

In Springtime there are massed spring bulb displays and outside the two gardens an alpine meadow leading to woodland, river and loch-side walks with some magnificent trees and intruiging buildings, which include a Gothick-style washhouse, a turreted dovecote, some 18th century farm buildings and former stabling. These have stone slate roofs and one, the potting shed, is festooned with ferns and bears the date 1775.

History Of Garden

The gardens seem to have evolved over time - their present appearance relates to the last century, with much additional planting and alteration by the present owners over the past 30-40 years. This was only possible because they are domestic, rather than grand, in scale and ambience.

Extensive restoration and repair of the house and its ancillary buildings has been undertaken and is on-going with support from Historic Scotland. Architecturally all are listed Grade A.

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