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Sauchen in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Walled Garden

 

—Castle Fraser —

 
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By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
1. Walled Garden Marker
Inscription.
Welcome to Castle Fraser Walled Garden
Castle Fraser's gardens were originally much closer to the castle, as was typical in 17th century Scotland. In 1794, the lady laird, Miss Elyza Fraser commissioned Thomas White to draw up a plan to improve the designed landscape across the estate. This included the building of the present walled garden in 1795. The north wall was heated by a series of boilers which ran heat through a network of flues in the stone and brickwork. Three large glasshouses spanned the wall where gardeners grew figs, apricots. grapes and peaches.

The present garden layout continues in the spirit of those early days. Growing a wide range of fruit, vegetables and flowers following organic principles. This is combined with a structured planting of many unusual trees and shrubs, wrapped in a tapestry of seasonal colour provided by perennial and half-hardy annual plants.

We hope you enjoy your visit and please come again.
For further information on Castle Fraser go to www.nts.org.uk
 
Location. 57° 12.269′ N, 2° 27.591′ W. Marker is in Sauchen, Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Marker can be reached from Scotland Route B993 3.1 kilometers south of an unnamed road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
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By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
2. Walled Garden Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Sauchen, Scotland AB51 7LD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castle Fraser (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); James Mitchell · Carrier (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Kemnay War Memorial (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); The Gordon Highlander (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); Inverurie War Memorial (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); Battle of Harlaw Monument (approx. 11.7 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Trust for Scotland - Castle Fraser. (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Castle Fraser on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Castle Fraser Walled Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
3. Castle Fraser Walled Garden
Castle Fraser Walled Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
4. Castle Fraser Walled Garden
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By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
5. Castle Fraser Walled Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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