Special Events

Opening under Scotland's Garden Scheme

The Garden is open to support Scotland’s Garden Scheme Charities. The Garden reaches it't early summer climax with a canvas of colours ranging from exotic Rhododendrons, spectacular Paeonias and Meconopsis to name but a few.

Coffee Morning: Scotland's Vegetable Ancestors

The Really Wild Veg project explores how domesticated crops differ from their wild ancestors. Which is better for our health?

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Every step of the coffee journey is steeped in tradition and ritual, from the growing of the bean to the pouring of a cup. There is also a good dose of science in every drop.

Coffee Morning: James Duncan - An Enlightened Victorian

Art historian Dr Andrew Watson will talk about industrialist, philanthropist and art collector James Duncan who did so much to develop the garden at Benmore.

Dining on the Wild Side

Dining on the Wild Side

After ten-thousand years of farming plants and animals we pay a premium for ‘wild’ foods. It is taste, nutrition or environmental concerns that drive this latest gastronomic trend to eat on the wild side.

Guided Walk: Rhododendrons in the East

Guided Walk: Rhododendrons in the East

Join a garden guide and hear of Rhododendron introductions that grow in the less favourable climate of this east coast garden. Enjoy the colours and scents of this genus and let our guide explore and explain the lives of the collectors and their journeys

The Plant Sale

The Plant Sale

Your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices. Plus the Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall.

Spinners and Weavers

Come along and find out more about the fascinating topic of spinning and weaving. Local Guild experts will be on hand to demonstrate various techniques

Art Masterclass: A Giant World of Tiny Details

Art Masterclass: A Giant World of Tiny Details

During the two days you will explore the drama you can create with dramatic scale differences seen in nature.

Open Garden: Rocheid Garden

A young, but rapidly maturing garden with an impressive diversity of native, exotic and rare plants, shrubs and trees.

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