Scotland's Gardens

Gorthleck

 

Gorthleck

Description

An unusual 20 acre woodland garden built in an unlikely place, on and around an exposed rocky ridge. The layout of the garden works with the natural features of the landscape rather than against them, with numerous paths, hedges and shelter belts creating clearly defined spaces that enable a large collection of plants and trees to thrive. It has extensive collections of both rhododendrons and bamboos. The challenges presented by the site become a bonus with the ridge offering long views of the surrounding countryside in the 'borrowed landscape' tradition of Japanese gardens. It didn't exist ten years ago and Gorthleck is very much a work-in-progress that is well-maintained by a team of enthusiastic gardeners.

Directions

From the A9, join the B862. Go through Errogie past a sharp left-hand bend. Approximately one mile after this there is a small church on the left. The Gorthleck drive is opposite the church and the house can be seen on the hill to the left as you follow the drive (to the left of the new house). Park on the grass verges.

Garden Openings

Thursday 1 June 10:00am - 9:00pm

Admissions

£5.00

Beneficiaries

Maggie's Highlands receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

Contact

Steve and Katie Smith
Stratherrick
IV2 6UJ

Call 07710 325903

Location

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