Gordon Castle Walled Garden

FREE Walled Garden Visit - Discounts in Cafe & Shop

Gordon Castle Scotland

Overview

The Walled Garden

A hidden gem situated between the River Spey and the Moray Coast, our Walled Garden is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets.

At almost eight 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 tranquility, 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.

Visit and relax in the peaceful surroundings and see the gardeners hard at work, digging, sowing, hoeing and harvesting. Try delicious freshly picked produce in the award-winning café or browse a range of over 200 products in the shop, all based on the plants grown or inspired by the Gordon Castle Estate. With a wonderful natural play area and seasonal garden trails, there is plenty for children to see and enjoy as well.

Gordon Castle Walled Garden, Fochabers, Morayshire, IV32 7PQ

For August only Thursday and Friday

After August back to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

After October only available Monday and Thursday.

 

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

5% OFF in the Speyside restaurant

10% OFF Retail in the Shop

FREE Walled Garden Visit (value £6)

Enjoy the home grown produce and catering from the cafe. Take a tour of the historic walled garden and it’s horticulture. See the plants grow that make their way to the cafe or into their special gin and bath products, all available to buy in their shop.

All bookings must be done through their website.

 

Please book in advance. Booking is essential for the afternoon tea and to be booked between 1pm-3pm.

Only available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Afternoon Tea is the Traditional offering.

Please present your Northern highlights Pass in the shop on arrival. 

Choose your gift from:

Raspberry Shortbread or Gin (3 types available)

Gin or Shortbread may not be substituted. 

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

Location
World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

Another lovely meal here.Great portion size, and fantastic quality of food. Beautiful surroundings,with nice touches such as their own range of soap and hand cream in the toilets.Great service,relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

kacamp, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

Open – Once you have purchased your Northern Highlights Pass, please book your visit in advance and quote your discount code.