Peter Rabbit pops up at Drum Castle

Floppy-eared friends Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny will make an appearance at Drum Castle on Friday, July 6, with Quantum Theatre’s touring open-air production of the Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

Doors open at 5pm for picnics prior to the show, which will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Those attending should also take a seat and umbrella.

Does Drum have a gardener called Mr McGregor? Will Peter and Benjamin escape? One thing’s certain – the show’s comic capers and live music are guaranteed to appeal to all ages.

Tickets are £12 for adults (conc £8), children £8 and family tickets £32.

The next evening, on Saturday, July 7, the historic roses are the star attraction in Romancing the Rose, a tour which head gardener Diana Robertson is offering from 7pm to 8.30pm, when the old roses’ famed scents will be at their peak, adding a top note to the beautiful blossom and colour.

The parkland also contains the 100-acre Forest of Drum and offers fine views and peaceful walks with birdsong. Booking is essential. Tickets are £6 including refreshments.

From 11am to 5pm on Sunday, July 8, Drum hosts a Scotland’s Gardens Open Day, celebrating 21 years of the roses at the castle. All proceeds will go to Scotland’s Gardens charities. There will be afternoon teas in the gardens, demonstrations of summer pruning, tai chi, poetry readings and a silent garden book auction. Tickets are £4 for adults (conc £2) and £2 for children. For details call 0844 493 2161.