Scotland’s Great Gardens September 2021
Join The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA for a five-night tour of the magnificent gardens of Perthshire, Kinross, and the Kingdom of Fife.
September 6 to 11, 2021
We will visit privately owned gardens nurtured by the same families for more than 300 years; gardens created in the last twenty years by gifted gardeners; and important houses and plant collections cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. We will enjoy the beauty of the Highlands and the glorious Fife countryside with its charming coastal villages, rolling hills, and fertile agricultural land.
- A tour of Balcaskie‘s terraced gardens with Toby Anstruther of that Ilk, whose family has owned the property since 1698
- VIP access at two National Trust for Scotland gardens designed by Arts and Crafts architect Robert Lorimer
- A visit to Cambo, the home of Sir Peter and Lady Erskine, with its 18th-century walled garden – a plantsman’s paradise
- A stop in the picturesque village of Falkland, where Mary Queen of Scots famously played Real Tennis in breeches
ABOUT THE TOUR LEADER
Paddy Scott, following a career in business and hospitality across Europe, was chief executive of Scotland’s Gardens, a well-known charity that raises funds by organizing the opening of private gardens to the public. He is also one of the founders of Discover Scotland’s Gardens, a business dedicated to marketing Scotland’s gardens to the world. For the last three years, Paddy has been using his unrivalled knowledge of Scottish gardens to organize garden tours.
Film Program: Scotland’s Great Gardens
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is delighted to offer a one-hour film, Great Gardens of Perthshire, Kinross, and the Kingdom of Fife, designed to bring magnificent gardens of east and central Scotland to American garden clubs and their members from the comfort of their own homes.