Gordon Castle: For Baith Planty and Pleisure

5th November 2019, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

National Records of Scotland talks programme – Gordon Castle: For Baith Planty and Pleisure: Putting Together the Story of the Gardens at Gordon Castle.

Using Gordon Castle as a case study, this illustrated talk by Christopher Dingwall, SGLH, will demonstrate how estate archives can be used to help uncover the history of a garden.

The story of gardening and planting at Gordon Castle, by Fochabers, goes back more than four centuries. Christopher will tell this story using a combination of estate plans, financial records, memoranda, and other documents held by the National Records of Scotland – a story which involved the relocation of the town of Fochabers.

The talk will also explain how understanding the history of the eight acre walled garden at Gordon Castle has helped to inform its recent restoration from a state of neglect to become a productive garden once more.


Call General Register House Reception: 0131 334 0380, or book online via Eventbrite (opens in new window).