Edzell Castle and Garden, near Brechin
The gardens surrounding Edzell Castle are stimulating.
The 'great garden' at Edzell Castle is of historic interest and goes back to 1604, when the owners the Lindsays created it, and is much the same as it would have been then.
It was designed not only for pleasure but also to stimulate the mind. The garden measures approximately 60 metres by 60 metres.
Initially one might wonder why we feature this garden but as you look closer you will find one of the most unusual gardens you are likely to see.
Visitors enter through the castle to discover nesting holes and flower recesses set into walls now planted with blue and white lobellia. You will not be the only visitors as many swallows make it their summer home.
There are parterres of box shaped and trimmed into the design of Fleur de Lys, Scottish Thistle and English Rose, and within these are a selection of roses.
On the wall are a series of historic stone panels representing the Seven Cardinal Virtues, the Seven Liberal Arts and Seven Planetary Deities.
The castle, in redstone, can also be discovered and there is a great guide book to explain all.
2020 Historic Scotland - Edzell Castle Gardens - Opening times
from April - September - see Edzell Castle Website for full details. If in doubt telephone.
Shop, disabled access.
- Street: Edzell Castle
- Postcode: DD9 7UE
- City: Brechin
- County: Angus
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01356 648631
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