The garden in January

The garden in January

What a pleasure it has been to be out in the garden for the past few days. The weather is so much milder and although we know that more cold weather might be just around the corner, it is such a treat to feel the warm sun on your face and see the first signs of life...

A famous Son coming back home

John McLaren, Horticulturalist, born in Bannockburn, started his gardening career at Bannockburn House before he eventually emigrated to America. This is an information panel talking about his documented journey back home to Bannockburn and other places around the...

Waxcaps in Advent

It has been rewarding to see the Enclosed Garden come to life this summer as our fruit and vegetables began to flourish and as a result we have been able to send a regular, weekly picking of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to the local food bank, ‘Ladies of the...
Battle of Sheriffmuir

Battle of Sheriffmuir

Battle of Sheriffmuir  Written by Liam McDermott – History Group The 13th November is an important date within the Jacobite Calendar as this year it commemorates the 307th anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir. Pictured above: Depiction of the Battle of...
Pumpkins and Orange Peel

Pumpkins and Orange Peel

So half-term is over, the clocks have gone back an hour and Hallowe’en is upon us!   During October the final warm days of Autumn vanish, leaves carpet the garden and the wind grows colder but, surprisingly, the soil still holds some warmth – so this can be...
Pumpkins galore

Pumpkins galore

At the start of September our own swallows upped and left for their long journey south. But as compensation, for at least the next ten days or so, we had mixed groups of swallows passing through the gardens and feeding around ‘The Broccoli Tree’. ‘The Broccoli Tree’...
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