Enjoy the Castle’s Colourful Walled Garden and Terraced Gardens

The extensive gardens at Winton Castle give pleasure at any time of the day and in every season. The warm microclimate enables a wonderful array of plants, added to by successive generations.

Winton’s Walled Garden, a 2-acre former kitchen garden, and the converted Potting Shed have a modern identity and work well for hosting a variety of events. [please link to relevant section from each underlined word]

You can enjoy being outside for a highland games or BBQ with a wet-weather option. Equally, the indoor space offers an alternative rustic style with the garden and castle as backdrop for a dinner or reception.

In the terraced gardens on the south side overlooking Sir David’s Loch, many tender perennials and shrubs thrive in the sheltered micro-climate and provide a fine display from summer and into the late autumn. Amongst the trees, there is a collection of maples, camellias, witch hazels, dogwoods and rhododendrons. In late winter, aconites, snowdrops and crocus carpet the woodlands.

When the ground is covered in wild daffodils in the spring, Winton hosts its annual Gardens Open Day in aid of Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Winton is the longest running venue to host this event and was pleased to welcome the charity’s patron, the Queen consort, to help celebrate 85 years.