Scone Palace, Landscape of Kings

This is an opportunity to explore one of Scotland’s oldest designed landscapes in the company of Head Gardener Brian Cunningham, who is a regular guest presenter of the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden programme.  An afternoon walk around the grounds will take us from the terraces overlooked by Scone Palace through the shrubbery and flower garden to the 4.5 acre walled garden, currently being replanted, and on to what many consider to be Scotland’s finest pinetum, established more than 170 years ago. The afternoon will finish with tea and scones in the palace.

Venue: Meet at the carpark kiosk, limited parking.  Postcode for satnav: PH2 6BD 

Cost: £20.00 SGLH Members, £25 Non-members

Cost includes admission, guided walks, handout prepared by Christopher Dingwall, and tea and scones.

SGLH AGM followed by Victorian Horticulture, a talk by Phil Lusby

The SGLH AGM will be held at the Botanic Cottage in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh on the morning of the 22 June 2019.  Registration and Coffee will be at 10.00am, followed by the AGM, and a talk by Phil Lusby, lecturer at RBGE.  Maps for self guided walks around the botanic gardens after the meeting and talk will be available.  Full details and booking forms will be sent out with the AGM papers.

Walter Scott’s Romantic Landscape : Abbotsford Gardens Study Day

Since 2014 Gardens Heritage Development Manager Pippa Coles has been overseeing the rehabilitation of the gardens and policies at Abbotsford.  With Pippa as our guide for the day, we shall begin with a brief introduction, followed by an examination of the formal gardens and terraces surrounding the house.  After lunch in the Ochiltrees Café, we shall explore the wider landscape created by Walter Scott as the setting for his romantic creation.  This will be an opportunity to see work in progress, and to discuss the challenges of managing this iconic landscape.

Cost: £20.00 SGLH Members, £30 Non-members

Falkland Study Day

As well as a series of guided walks in the gardens of House of Falkland and Falkland Palace, our study day will include talks by; Marietta Crichton Stuart, in her role as an estate and family historian and archivist.  Peter Burman, Chair of the Falkland Stewardship Trust, and Susan Thores, acting head gardener at Falkland Palace. Lunch and tea will be provided.

Cost: £20.00 SGLH Members, £30 Non-members

Courting Danger: Sublime experience in the Hermitage wilderness garden, Dunkeld. A lecture by Shannon Fraser.

This year’s joint annual lecture with the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) will be given by Shannon Fraser, all about the Hermitage wilderness garden at Dunkeld.

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