18 October 2013
Garden work underway at Gordon Castle
It has been an exciting week for the rennovation of the 8.5 acre
walled garden at Gordon Castle in the Highlands of Scotland, for
which we have designed the new garden. Until this week work has
been focused on renovating the Victorian greenhouse (now looking
fabulous with almost all the glass in), the new cafe and shop
(designed by Craig Hamilton and built by staff at the Castle) and
the artisan centre (created using existing stone garden buildings).
But this week, finally, construction started on building the garden
Our Foreman, Jonny, travelled up to Fochabers, a beautiful location on the Spey River in Moray, equidistant between Aberdeen and Inverness. He was there not to taste the world-famous local whiskies, but to give the Gordon Castle team a masterclass in laying brick-edged limestone chipping paths. Only a small section has been completed so far but all the paths are now marked out and the team have all they need to get cracking over the next few months before winter in the Highlands really sets in.
More next week on heritage Gordon Castle apples, re-discovered for the Walled Garden by R V Rogers, and you can follow the progress of the Gordon Castle Walled Garden here.