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Aberdeen - Pitmedden Gardens (half day)

A visit here offers an experience as rich in horticultural history as any country house or castle. The Garden was originally laid out in 1675 by Pitmedden's first baronet, Sir Alexander Seton, and was re-created by the National Trust for Scotland in the 1950s. The elaborate designs were inspired by those reputedly used in the garden of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Today's formal garden maintains its colour throughout the summer months, and with no less than 30,000 annual plants and over five miles of boxwood hedges, it is a sight not to be missed. New parterres recently created add to the spectacle, and delightful woodland trails offer a less formal landscape to explore.

In the 100 acre estate is situated the very fine Museum of Farming Life which presents a vivid picture of bygone days.

Roam the gardens at your leisure. Afterwards re-board your coach for the journey back to the ship.

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Tours in Aberdeen

Balmoral and Royal Deeside
Pitmedden Gardens

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images