Douneside is the former home of Lady MacRobert, who developed these magnificent gardens in the early to mid-1900s. Ornamental borders, an Arts and Crafts themed terraced garden and water gardens surround a spectacular infinity lawn overlooking the Deeside hills. A walled garden supplies organic vegetables and cut flowers to Douneside House, which is now a multi-award winning hotel, and also houses a large ornamental greenhouse. A new arboretum displays over 130 trees amongst mown grass paths and there are many walking trails behind Douneside offering breathtaking views across the Howe of Cromar and beyond.
On the B9119 towards Aberdeen. Tarland one mile.
Concessions £3. There will be a local pipe band and raffle.