The Flower Garden lying to the south of the castle was laid out c.1710 by Sir Archibald Campbell, the then Thane’s brother. The formal design is most likely influenced by the young Thanes travels to Poituers, Blois and Paris in France.
The Walled Garden is the original kitchen garden and the oldest at Cawdor, remodelled in 1981 and now hosting the Symbolic gardens designed by current owner the Dowager Countess of Cawdor and a sculptural maze containing over 1200 holly plants.
The Wild Garden set among the tall trees of the Big Wood and accessed via a discreet door in the wall of the Flower Garden. Here you can discover some rare species from Tibet, planted in the 1960s by Jack Cawdor, the 5th Earl.