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Culzean Castle, Walled Garden

Introduction

The mid-18th-century walled garden at Culzean Castle is situated one kilometre from the house and protected from salt-laden winds by tree planting. It is divided in two by a central wall and has ornamental gates dated 1786. In one section there are restored glasshouses, ornamental plantings and an early-20th-century grotto. Some fruit, vegetables and flowers for cutting are grown in the other section, which is distinguished by double herbaceous borders running the full length of the garden.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Culzean-Castle-Country-Park/Facilities/
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The walled garden is open daily from 9.30am until 5pm.

Directions

Culzean Castle can be reached by bus with a one mile walk to the castle and visitor centre. The Castle is on National Cycle Route 7, and the nearest station is at Maybole 4 miles away.

Owners

The National Trust for Scotland

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Walled garden
  • Grade: B

Plant Environment

  • Walled Garden
  • Environment

Features

  • Glasshouse
  • Description: The restored 19th-century peach house and vinery.
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Garden Building
  • Description: The original summerhouse known as the Tea House, which now houses exhibitions.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: A cedar of Lebanon which may date from the mid-18th-century.
  • Grotto
  • Description: An early 20th-century grotto. The original garden had a grotto under a rockery mound.
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Key Information

Type

Walled Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Plant Environment

Walled Garden

Survival

Extant

Hectares

2.5

Open to the public

Yes