The Wild Garden

The steep ‘wild’ garden lies between the Castle and the rocky stream of the Cawdor Burn.

Set among the tall trees of the Big Wood, and accessed via a discreet door in the wall of the Flower Garden, stumble into the untamed Wild Garden. In contrast to the more traditional Flower and Walled Garden, the space boasts an informal ramble. Filled with a wealth of azaleas, rhododendrons, primulas,

daffodils, willows and bamboos, it’s as natural as it is beautiful. Additionally you can discover some rare species from Tibet, planted in the 1960s by Jack Cawdor, the 5th Earl.

Continue to proceed into the Big Wood where you will discover several nature trails winding through this 750 acre woodland. Marked with signposts and of varying lengths, visit our Big Wood page to find out more.

Due to the uneven ground, please take care whilst visiting the Wild Garden.

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