Uniquely, for a Scottish castle Cawdor boasts three very different gardens. Each with their own history that generations of owners have over the years, transformed and extended. As a result these ideas are represented by the Walled Garden, the Flower Garden and the Wild Garden.
The Walled Garden, is the oldest dating back to the Renaissance. Re-designed in 1981 the top half of the garden was developed into a maze using 1200 holly plants. At the centre of the maze stands a sculpture of the minotaur. Situated at the lower half of the garden is the orchard. The Flower Garden, lies to the South of the Castle and was laid out in 1710. It contains a few of the original fruit trees and clipped yew hedges, long herbaceous borders and contemporary sculptures. The Wild Garden, the steep wild garden lies between the Castle and the rocky Cawdor burn. Set amongst the tall trees of Big Wood and accessed via a discreet door in the wall of the Flower Garden.
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