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Burgie Arboretum

  • 4.7

  • from 40 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.

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1 April - 31 October, 8am - 5pm

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Moray, IV36 2QU

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  • 4.7

  • from 40 Google reviews

Tim Sale

4 years ago


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.

Keith Wansbrough

5 years ago


We come here every year in a large group and always have a fabulous time. Really comfortable and well maintained property, and well located too. Large dining table and plenty of common areas including full size pool table.

Lorraine Greenwood

3 years ago


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

Jemma Gammie

4 years ago


Stayed here for a week with 21 other people. House is very spacious. Of course it is an old house but the carpets are worn, it's very dusty and lots of things could be updated.

Katy Owen

5 years ago


Great size and cosy feel. Definitely needs work and renovation in places. The ground are fabulous. All in all pretty good value for money but not the height of luxury.

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