The project is still in its very early stages and The Gardens are still closed for safety reasons. However, throughout the year there are open days held when members of the public can visit the site. Our first event of 2018 is a public consultation event:-
Grow with Us @ Ellon Castle Gardens – Saturday 21st April 2018 10am-4pm in Slains Hall at the Kirk Centre in Ellon. The Board of Ellon Castle Gardens would like to invite you to a public exhibition. This will give everyone in the local community a chance to drop in and view our exciting future plans for Ellon Castle Gardens and grounds. Please come along and give your opinions and thoughts on the plans. It’s a great opportunity for you, the people of Ellon, to be able to put their mark on this future tourist attraction.
Tea in the Gardens – Sunday 27th May 2018 1pm-4pm at Ellon Castle Gardens. Back by popular demand! Come and enjoy afternoon tea in the gardens and support 2 great local causes. Afternoon Teas provided by Ellon & District Marie Curie Fundraising Group & Guided Tours of Ellon Castle Gardens. There will be 3 Guided Tours – 1pm, 2pm & 3pm with Afternoon Tea Served from 2pm. ADULTS £7, CHILDREN (4 – 16) £3
(£1 discount for Ellon Castle Garden Members – please bring membership card).
Family Open Day – Sunday 26th August 2018 12noon-4pm at Ellon Castle Gardens. Our Open Day will include the Ellon Pipe Band, Ythan Fiddler’s, an inflatable assault course from Buchan Corporate Activities, Guided tours 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Refreshments and Ice creams, Family quiz and stalls from Ellon Castle Gardens, Ellon Men’s Shed and Ellon Fair Trade.
Ellon Farmers Market – Saturday 22nd September 2018 9am-1pm Neil Ross Square, Ellon. Ellon Castle Gardens will be having an apple sale at Ellon Farmers Market. Come along for some fresh local apples for a donation and to find out more about the Gardens and how you can become a member.
Annual General Meeting (Members Only) – Thursday 8th November 2018 7pm-9pm at Buchan Hotel, Ellon. Guest speaker Richard Firmin. NOTICE OF AGM OF ELLON CASTLE GARDENS (COMPANY NUMBER SC478866) (SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY SC044907). Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Ellon Castle Gardens is to be held in the Buchan Hotel Conservatory on Thursday 8th November 2018 at 7pm. Nominations for appointment of the Board of Trustees are required to be in writing, signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder (all of whom are required to be members) and lodged with The Secretary, Ellon Castle Gardens, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace Solicitors, 7 The Square, Ellon AB41 9JB not later than 5pm on 1st November 2018. Stuart Wale, Chairman
Private viewings are available to groups by appointment.
If you are an Ellon Castle Gardens member you can visit the Gardens for an update on progress with our Head Gardener Tilly Robertson. These are the dates in 2018:-
- Saturday 24th March 2018 10am-12noon
- Saturday 14th July 2018 10am-12noon
- Saturday 10th November 2018 10am-12noon
Please bring refreshments and wear suitable clothing and footwear.