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: £25.00 SGLH Members, £30 Non-members

Booking Form: Falkland Booking Form

Poster: Falkland poster

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.

Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust Annual Conference

The 27th Annual Conference will take place from 18.00 on Thursday 3rd Oct to 16.00 on Saturday 5th Oct 2019 in Kilkenny Castle, Ireland.  The topic this year is “In Celebration of the ROSE” – the roll of the Rose in Garden Design, Art and Floristry.

Further information on the conference and booking available at

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Open invitation to attend the second screening of ‘Loudon’ a film about landscape design in Scotland around 1800.
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Cost: Free

National Records of Scotland talks programme - Gordon Castle: For Baith Planty and Pleisure: Putting Together the Story of the Gardens at Gordon Castle

Using Gordon Castle as a case study, this illustrated talk by Christopher Dingwall, SGLH, will demonstrate how estate archives can be used to help uncover the history of a garden.  The story of gardening and planting at Gordon Castle, by Fochabers, goes back more than four centuries.  Christopher will tell this story using a combination of estate plans, financial records, memoranda, and other documents held by the National Records of Scotland – a story which involved the relocation of the town of Fochabers.  The talk will also explain how understanding the history of the eight acre walled garden at Gordon Castle has helped to inform its recent restoration from a state of neglect to become a productive garden once more.

Book: by calling General Register House Reception 0131 334 0380

Venue: New Register House, 3 West Register, Edinburgh EH1 3YT

Booking via. Eventbrite by clicking the following link