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Burgie Arboretum

  • 4.6

  • from 34 Google reviews

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About the garden

Globetrotting gardeners are in for a treat at Burgie Arboretum, where there’s not one, not two, but 12 different planting zones. From the serenity of the Japanese garden to the Neotropical planting of the South American region, plants from all corners of the world have found a home here.

But things weren’t always so rosy. In the 1970s, the woodland was ravaged by a bad case of Dutch Elm disease. Luckily, these days Burgie Arboretum is resplendent in year-round colour and the waterfall that cascades into an old disused quarry adds a splash of drama to this tranquil setting. The young woodland is a firm hit among dog walkers, nature lovers and forest bathers who can expect to see Oak, Eucalyptus, Lime, Alder, Birch and Tilia, as well as a variety of unusual species from across the globe.

But it’s not just the woodland and sheer diversity of planting that makes this place special. As climate change threatens Scotland’s native flora and fauna, Hamish Lochore has been using his family estate to experiment with and plant climate-resistant species, so you can be sure that this garden will be around for generations to come.

Opening times

1 April - 31 October, 8am - 5pm

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Moray, IV36 2QU

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Moray
IV36 2QU
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 34 Google reviews

Lorraine Greenwood

2 years ago

5

Beautiful house all rooms are beautifully decorated. Our stay was for a family wedding it was perfect for us all to be together. I would recommend this house

Alison Turnbull

2 years ago

4

Just back from a family gathering and have to say this old house was fantastic for us, lots of room, very comfortable and enough room for us all..... Would recommend if you want a good place to all be together, bring your own food or use the local caterer for special occasion along with caleidh band both excellent 😁

Michael Cade

2 years ago

4

Wonderful grounds lovely building.

SARAH BANCROFT

2 years ago

5

Clean, spacious, great for big groups. Set in beautiful grounds.

Tim Sale

3 years ago

5

Stayed here for several days when my friend rented it out for the week. It’s definitely showing its age and could use some real love and attention but having said that, it’s quite a remarkable place and really captures the imagination of the Scotland of another time. We had a great time here wandering the grounds, dancing in the dance hall and sharing food and drink with friends. The chef we brought in for the weekend did an amazing job. Very special.

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burgie.co.uk/burgie-arboretum/

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