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Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life

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Address: Pitmedden Garden | Pitmedden, Aberdeen AB41 7PD, Scotland
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If you are an avid gardener this place is for you. It's been going since the Victoria era. Lots of history and we'll informed gardeners on hand

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fyvie, United Kingdom
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Fyvie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are an avid gardener this place is for you. It's been going since the Victoria era. Lots of history and we'll informed gardeners on hand

1 Thank marjory1935
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pitmedden Garden: The garden was originally laid out in the late 1600's by Sir Alexander Seton. It was recreated in the 1950's by the National Trust. (Free admission to members and no 2 pound cost for the car park if you have your sticker.) There are (literally) six miles of clipped box hedges in the formal gardens that wind around... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, that we only had a stroll through, I'm sure we never saw half of it. Our visit was for lunch, the lunch menu is of a soup and sandwich type but the cakes ... oh my goodness the cakes looked delicious.... sadly I was full up with the sandwich.

1 Thank deborah r
Kanegem, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful garden with masses of apple and pear trees. Oystercatcher nesting in the flowerbeds :-). Superb tulips, herbaceous border, perennials. worth a visit!!!

Huntly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

As a keen gardener i am always fascinated by new things that always come to light when i visit. Beautifully laid out gardens that are lovingly tendered for by staff and volunteers A very relaxing place to sit when the sun shines and plenty to see. Fabulous collection of apples which are picked annually by volunteers and then sold -... More 

1 Thank andrew p
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I've visited here on numerous occasions and it never disappoints! The Museum of Farming Life is very interesting, the garden is impeccably presented, and the cafe is superb - I've even visited in the evening to watch Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream and that was fantastic as well (bit chilly later on mind!)

1 Thank HBBlue
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Travel north out of the city and arrive at this gem of a NT property housing a lovely tea room museum and spectacular walled garden. This is a most interesting place to visit with all age groups.

2 Thank KincorthHamish
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The garden is all that a formal garden should be and was beautiful in full bloom in August. The little museum was a nice addition to the garden and provided extra interest, though it didn't captivate our 7-year old. We had lunch in the tea room and service was very very slow and they had run out of soup (at... More 

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Pitmedden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

A nice way to spend 2-3 hours is to wonder around the incredibly neat and formal Pitmedden House gardens to the west of the village. The gardens have been in place for over 350 years but its only been in the last 70 years that they have been recreated to approximately what the Great Garden looked like when Sir Alexander... More 

2 Thank Torkm68
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent visit to this fantastic garden. A real lesson in formal layout, immaculate hedges and lawns mixed with the best trained fruit trees I've ever seen! Well done to all at Pitmeddan and the National Trust for Scotland.

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