Category: Volunteer Blog

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Sleeping Giants

“If you have nothing to do, go plant a tree and it will grow while you sleep” Hard-working Team All our gardening work is carried out by a hard-working, cheery team of volunteers who...

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Autumn Colours & Lime Trees

“The falling leaves Drift by the window The autumn leaves Of red and gold…”   Autumn Colours What a stunning, colourful Autumn this has turned out to be. The leaves are such wonderful shades...

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September Gardening Blog

September Song “But it’s a long, long while From May to December And the days grow short When you reach September”   September September is such a special month – it starts warm and...

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Our Lavish Victorian Garden Party

On the 4th and 5th of August our wonderful volunteers organised a superb and greatly successful weekend.  Even the weather was beautiful to go with it.  Hundreds of visitors came to explore the house and gardens...

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‘A’ is for Apple

And so, as the year turns onwards, we find ourselves harvesting apples and picking the first of the rich black brambles. Our apple trees this year are absolutely laden with fruit and we have...

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Voices from the Past

What an exciting time we have been having recently In the last three weeks we have been visited by two former gardeners who were employed (not simultaneously) by Miss Mitchell in the 1950’s. It...

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The Auld Alliance still lives!

Descendants of Sir Hugh Paterson visit Bannockburn House after 350 years Isabelle Chardon and her husband Guy from France visited on a glorious sunny day in June (2018). Isabelle is a descendent of Sir...

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Bannockburn House and the 45’

The word Jacobite derives from the Latin Jacobus (follower of James). The Jacobites were supporters of the Stuarts who had been overthrown during the Glorious Revolution of 1688/89. The Catholic King James VII had been...