Popular garden open day returns

A private Deeside castle will open its gates in aid of charity once again this summer after Covid-19 caused the cancellation of last year’s event.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 12:00 am
The Laburnum Walk at Kincardine Castle.

Organised in conjunction with Scotland’s Garden Scheme, Kincardine Castle in Kincardine O’Neil will welcome visitors on Sunday 13 June from 1.30pm - 5pm.

Visitors will be able to tour the walled garden, woodland garden, planetary garden and take in the panoramic views across the River Dee valley to Lochnagar. A well-stocked plant stall, much of it sourced from the castle gardens, and homemade scones and teas will be on sale.

A self-guided tour with QR codes will allow visitors to learn more about the castle and the wider estate during their visit.

The annual garden opening has been a popular fixture in the Deeside calendar for the past decade raising funds for Children 1st and other charities. Entry is £5 payable at the gate, children aged 16 and under are free.

Andrew Bradford, who lives at Kincardine Castle with his wife Nicky, said: “We were so sorry that we couldn’t have any visitors in 2020 but I hope we can make up for it this year.

"After such a long time with everything closed and nowhere to visit we hope that lots of people will be keen to have an afternoon out as well as supporting some wonderful charities.

"We’ve plenty of space for visitors to keep a safe distance from each other and we’ll have other measures in place to reduce the covid risk as much as possible.”