In the stunning Great Garden, thousands of colourful annual bedding plants make up an elaborate summer spectacle.
The adjoining Museum of Farming Life brings the agricultural past to life. Visitors can also enjoy woodland walks and a fascinating herb garden. It’s hard to imagine a garden today being planted on such an extravagant scale. The heart of the property is the formal walled garden originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton.
In the 1950s, the Trust set about re-creating the gardens following designs dating from the 17th century.
Today, Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres. These parterres are filled with some 40,000 plants bursting with colour in the summer months.