One of the countries great gardens, displaying a wealth of flora and fauna, the gardens at Cawdor Castle are ever changing with the seasons.
The gardens include large herbaceous borders, collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, whole borders full of lilies and galtonias, flowering trees and shrubs, archways of rambling roses and laburnum, spring bulbs and contemporary sculptures.
There is no entry into the labyrinth at Cawdor Castle. Due to the over-zealous planting of many trees in a relatively small area and an increase in visitor numbers choosing to enter the labyrinth, in 2016 the signs of deterioration in the health of the Holly trees forced the decision to close the maze to members of the public and protect it for future generations to enjoy.
The labyrinth can now be viewed as a sculptural part of the Walled Garden. In the middle of the labyrinth, you can see sitting more than three metres above the beautifully trimmed hedges, a bronze Minotaur by sculptor artist Gregory Ryan.
Adam and Eve leaving paradise’ created by one of Frances most respected artists, George Jeanclos. His massive body of work includes a masterpiece of detailed bronze framing and textured glass at the entrance to Lille Cathedral Notre-Dame de la Treille.
With its living links to Tibet, formal and vegetable gardens, an orchard and arboretum, there is much to be enjoyed and discovered in the gardens of Auchindoune House.
Become a Friend of Cawdor and enjoy watching the gardens transform throughout the season. Our membership program provides unlimited access to the Castle, the landscaped gardens, the ancient Cawdor Big Wood, Nature Trails, our well stocked shops and our Courtyard Café.
Enjoy a range of exclusive member benefits including a complimentary hot drink on every visit.