About the garden
Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox
New for 2023: A hidden gem situated between the River Spey and the Moray Coast, Gordon Castle Walled Garden is one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. At 8 acres in size, it is one of the oldest and largest kitchen gardens in Britain and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a modern design by world-famous designer Arne Maynard.
An oasis of peace and tranquillity, the garden is also a hive of activity. Constantly tended by a small team of dedicated gardeners, a myriad of herbs, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown within its ancient walls, making the garden as beautiful as it is productive. There are 259 fan-trained fruit trees that adorn the brick walls, including the historic Gordon Castle plum and another 700 stepover and espaliered trees, along with a recently planted cherry orchard.
Large vegetable beds are interspersed with colourful and beneficial companion plants, and four colour-themed cut flower beds provide scented inspiration for any visitor. A soft fruit garden showcases the many different berries that Scotland is famous for, and a grass maze creates an interesting walk to a pear sculpture at the centre.
Open all year round, relax in the peaceful surroundings and see the gardeners hard at work, digging, sowing, hoeing and harvesting. Try delicious freshly-picked produce in the café or browse a range of more than 200 products in the shop, all based on the plants grown or inspired by the estate. With a wonderful natural play area and seasonal garden trails, there is plenty for children to see and enjoy as well.