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LEITH HALL GARDEN AND ESTATE

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Kennethmont
Huntly
AB54 4NQ

On B9002, 1 mile west of Kennethmont.

6 acres

Tel
01464 831216

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Opening Hours

All year, 10am–4pm.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Wed.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Free carer entry
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Herbaceous border
  • Rock garden

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust for Scotland

Leith Hall garden is often described as a hidden gem. This historic walled garden was at its heyday in Edwardian times and was created in the arts and crafts style by Charles and Henrietta Leith-Hay. It features serpentine herbaceous and Nepeta borders, an historic kitchen garden and a unique moon gate dating from 1910. The colours of the herbaceous border are a spectacular sight in July.        

Leith Hall's famous rock garden was rebuilt in 2013 to the original design and has recently undergone major replanting to recreate the glorious spirit of its past. It features crevice plants, alpines and shrubs and its rock faces are a blaze of colour in spring from Aubrieta, Lithodora and Erysimum. Autumn comes early to this high-altitude garden and is showcased by a beautiful display of specimen acers and the sweet smell of Cercidiphyllum on the lawns.    

The productive kitchen garden boasts many heritage varieties, which can be found for sale on the produce stall, and the trained fruit trees and the orchard hang heavy with fruit in the autumn.   

Please note: Dogs are allowed on the wider estate but assistance dogs only in the walled garden.

Plants of special interest

  • Alpines
  • Bluebells
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Ferns
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Herbs
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Vegetables

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.