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United Kingdom - Aberdeenshire - Morpeth

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BGCI Member: No

About the Cragside

Cragside has one of Britain's finest high-Victorian gardens that is open to visitors. The rock garden is amongst the largest in Europe and is probably the last surviving example of its type. A fine collection of conifers, mainly from North America, is to be found in the Pinetum, below Cragside House, and across the valley lie the three terraces of the formal garden. On the middle terrace is the orchard house, the only remaining glasshouse in the gardens, which was built for the culture of early fruit. Nearby are the stone-framed carpet beds, planted for the summer season and on the terrace just below is the Dahlia walk. Restoration is still in progress on the bottom, or Italian, terrace, which contains a wonderful loggia and an imposing quatrefoil pool. Finally, the valley garden itself is yet to be developed, but provides a wonderful setting for a gentle stroll.

Main Address:
Aberdeenshire NE65 7PX United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 55.31370636
    Longitude: -1.885544658
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes