Much of the designed landscape we see today at Gargunnock has been created by successive generations of keen gardeners, the Campbell family in the 18th century, the Stirling’s in the 19th and 20th and continues to be developed and cared for by the current Head Gardener, Wendy Pizey.
There are over 5 acres of garden to visit which include woodland walks, formal gardens and a highly productive walled garden. Gargunnock Gardens always offers lots to see whatever the time of the year. In February the gardens and grounds are awash with snowdrops and these are soon followed by banks of daffodils. Miss Viola Stirling the last proprietor of the house left notes saying she planted 96 varieties of daffodils throughout the grounds. April, May and June see the rhododendrons and azaleas take centre stage while in the summer months the 18th century walled garden busts into life, with extensive borders of herbaceous plants, cut flowers and wild flowers. Fruit and vegetables are grown here and a new orchard has been planted along with many interesting trees. Autumn brings the spectacular the red, gold and bronze tones of trees and shrubs along each side of the drive.
Wendy is happy to show you around the gardens, identify plants and to give advice on gardening matters.