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Plans for historic garden approved, but to be delayed a year due to coronavirus

Posted On: 4 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Plans for historic garden approved, but to be delayed a year due to coronavirus

A historic north-east garden is to be redeveloped under new plans.
The Rose Garden is one of eight landscaped “compartments” forming the Walled Garden at Crathes Castle, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.
With its iconic yew hedges - some planted as early as 1702 - the space has been a coveted attraction for tourists across the centuries.
The gardens today are largely the work of General Sir James Burnett and his wife Sybil who created a compartmented garden with pools, fountains, roses, and themed borders.
In 1951 the castle and garden were gifted to the National Trust for Scotland who, this year, submitted plans for the “outdated” garden to b e redeveloped.
These have now been approved by Aberdeenshire Council.
© DC Thomson
Crathes Castle. Picture by Kath Flannery
The Trust hopes the work will “enhance the cultural, historic and architectural significance of the site and wider estate for present and future generations to access and appreciate”.
The “central feature” of the new design is eight flower borders,...

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