A glimpse at Brechin Castle’s gardens

Brechin Castle gardens

Brechin Castle gardens

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Lovers of horticulture will be in for a treat this weekend when they will be given a glimpse into the gardens of Brechin Castle.

The castle is opening its gardens to the public on Sunday (May 1) as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.

The uniquely curving walls of the garden are just the first of many delightful surprises in store. It combines a luxurious blend of ancient and modern planting as the second and visitors will find charm and splendour in the wide gravelled walks and secluded small paths and corners. May sees the rhododendrons and azaleas hit the peak of the their flowering to wonderful effect, and with complementary underplanting and a framework of great and beautiful trees sets the collection in the landscape. This is a lovely garden at any time of year and a knockout in spring.

Open between 2 and 5pm, admission will cost £5, £4 for senior citizens and accompanied children will be free of charge. Dogs will also be welcome but must be kept on leads. The money raised will go to Dalhousie Day Care Centre, the Unicorn Preservation Society and Scotland’s Gardens’ designated charities.

Visit www.scotlandsgardens.org for more on the event and garden openings in Angus.