Fyvie Castle Garden & Estate

Address: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB538JS

Fyvie Castle Walled Garden of Scottish Fruits was designed by Robert Grant who, at the time was garden adviser for the north-east region and was completed in 2002. Robert won two awards for the garden. The walled garden is a modern heritage kitchen garden covering two acres and containing one of the most complete collections of Scottish fruits in the country.

Last year was a busy year for us, being in the second year of a five-year plan of making improvements to the gardens. We have redesigned some of the fruit beds by installing new post and wire frames where we will grow apples and pears in a variety of styles, some rarely seen in gardens today, including the Belgium Fence (a lattice style frame-work), Palmettes Verrier, Espalier and Cordon, hard to describe on paper, so come along to garden to see them and talk to the team., which are available for sale at certain times throughout the season.

Last year we planted up phase one of our redesigned herbaceous border and this year we will see the border completed, which will span the whole length of the garden, approx. 100m long.

As well as the walled Garden there is also the American garden containing a range of North American trees and over 100m of mixed borders, Rymer’s Haugh woodland garden and our new exciting project known as The Shrubbery containing an increasing number of trees and shrubs from around the world broken up with meandering paths.

Website: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/fyvie-castle

Telephone: 01651 891266

Opening times: Fyvie Castle gardens are open dawn till dusk all year round

Admission costs: No formal charge to the gardens but visitors are encouraged to leave a donation

Garden of the Week is in association with Discover Scottish Gardens. For more information, advice and day-out ideas, visit discoverscottishgardens.org