Ellon Castle Gardens

General News

Festive Period Opening Times

We’re pleased to say that we will be open to visitors on Saturday 26th December and Saturday 2nd January.  Please come along and walk off the mince pies (26th Dec) or the hangover… (2nd Jan) With best wishes and seasons greetings from all at Ellon Castle Gardens  

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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We’re Good To Go

The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark mean businesses across all sectors of the tourism industry in Scotland can demonstrate that they’re adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to check they have the required processes and protocols in place. Ellon Castle …

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Events Being Planned

We look forward to welcoming you to Ellon Castle Gardens when the coronavirus restrictions are relaxed. The following events are currently planned for this year but are subject to change in line with government advice. • Welcome Back Event • Bat Walks • Apple Festival • Spooky Gardens • Tree Festival • Stargazing • Carols …

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Patrons Fundraiser raises £6,500

The Patrons of Ellon Castle Gardens held a very successful and enjoyable fundraising dinner on Friday 13 March at the New Inn Hotel, raising £6,500 for the Gardens. In due course, the funds will be used to pay for the planting of the remaining borders.