Pitmedden Garden

Pitmedden Garden

The heart of the property is the formal walled garden originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton. In the 1950s, the Trust set about re-creating the gardens following designs dating from the 17th century. Today, Pitmedden features over 5 miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres.

In the stunning Great Garden, herbaceous borders burst with masses of colour, texture and fragrance throughout the seasons and the stunning lupin border is not one to be missed!  If you are a keen gardener then Pitmedden is a wonderful source of inspiration and ideas with its fountains, topiary, sundials and fascinating herb garden all make up an elaborate summer spectacle.
The adjacent Museum of Farming Life presents an extensive collection of domestic and agricultural artefacts of days gone by.

For the more adventurous, the woodland walk streches for a mile and a half round the estate and takes in ponds, rhododendrons, a lime kiln and a nature hut with information about the wider estate. The picnic area is an ideal spot to stop for lunch, and you can even enjoy a game of boules on our own pétanque piste.
Opening Times

Grounds are open daily all year round

Garden, Museum of Farming Life, Shop and Tearoom - 1 May to 30 September, daily 10.00am -5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

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Admission Prices

Adult - £6
Family - £15.50
1 Parent - £10.50
Concession - £5

A tearoom and shop at the Garden

Weddings and Corporate Events

Outdoor wedding photography is possible. Please enquire with the property.


The Visitor Centre, toilet, tearoom, upper garden and parts of the museum are accessible.
Lower parterres are accessible via an alternative entrance - please ask staff.
Wheelchairs are available.
Disabled parking is available.
Explanatory text: Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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