Ellon Castle Gardens

Events

Bluebells & Blossoms

Come and see our bluebells and blossoms; they’re putting on quite a show! Follow the bluebell trail and find the fairies hidden amongst the flowers. The usual entry fee of £4 per adult applies (members free). The activities are free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Delicious coffee and mini pancakes will be …

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Easter Fun Day

Join us for some Easter fun on the 17th April! There will be an egg decorating activity and egg rolling, Easter races and an Easter trail. We suggest you bring a picnic to enjoy at this event; light refreshments will be available to buy. We encourage you to bring a decorated bonnet for the Easter …

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Snowdrop Festival

It’s snowdrop season! Come and enjoy these delightful heralds of spring at Ellon Castle Gardens. There will be a snowdrop trail and activities for children, including our popular Find the Fairy game. The entry fee is £4 per adult (members free). The activities are free but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

National Tree Week

It’s National Tree Week, so we’re celebrating our wonderful trees this weekend on the 4th and 5th December. Come along and tell us which is your favourite tree in the Gardens. Is it one of our venerable yews, a magnificent lime tree, or one of the delicious apple trees? There will be tree themed activities …

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Spooky Halloween Trail

Come and explore Ellon Castle Gardens after dark. What will you find lurking in the shadows? Prepare to be spooked! Tickets go on sale on our website at 6pm on Monday 25th October. They sold out in 24 hours last year, so don’t delay! A one-way system will be in operation but you may take …

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Bluebells and Blossoms

27/05/21 Join us on Saturday 29th May for our first event of 2021.  We will be showcasing the wonderful display of bluebells in our woodlands and the blossom on our collection of apple trees in the main garden. We will have a number of stalls, activities for the children, and light refreshments from local mobile …

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Especially for Yew!

Join us on Saturday the 28th November to celebrate the start of National Tree Week. From 11am to 3pm there will be activities for all ages: a scavenger hunt, tree dressing, wood crafts, learn about trees, sponsor a yew tree and garden tours. Also witness the official annual measurement of our ancient yew trees. Refreshments …

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Spooky Halloween Trail

Join us (if you dare) on the evening of Friday 30th October for a spooky Halloween walk. Follow the trail through the ancient trees and past the castle ruin, but don’t stray off the path; there are creatures lurking in the darkness! This event is suitable for brave adventurers of all ages; costumes are encouraged …

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It’s About Time…

We’re pleased to announce our first live event of the summer. Join us for the official unveiling of our magnificent, recently-restored sundial.  The sundial which dates back to 1777 will be unveiled at 14:00 but before and after this event, we have a full programme of fun and entertainment. We’re open from 11:00 to 16:00. …

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