Throughout the gardens are extensive drifts of pre 1930s Daffodils.
Records of the earliest bulbs were brought back by the young Drummond boys who were at University in Leyden in early 18th century.
You will find Roses in full bloom in the Rose walk made by Peter Hay in 1575. Included is the original David Austin rose, The Lady of Megginch, named after Cherry, Baroness Strange who was the President of the War Widows Association
Apples galore from the over 1400 trees in the two National Collections housed in the Orchard.
Plums for the Queen, a tradition stemming from the19th century when the gardener sent up a box for queen Victoria and on being asked why? He replied “it says so in the National Anthem” (..Send her Victorious,….!)
The structure of the formal garden, and the low winter sun shines through the bare branches
Busy time pruning in the orchard. Christmas wreaths to make and scented bulbs to bring inside. Time to think reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead