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Hospitalfield Gardens

Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath DD11 2NH
Hospitalfield Trust
Current Openings:
Saturday 20 August, 11am - 4pm (2022)
Admission £6.00, children free.
Nominated charity: The Hospitalfield Trust 60%.
Description: In 2021 the walled garden at Hospitalfield was comprehensively redeveloped to a design by celebrated garden designer and plantsman, Nigel Dunnett. The new garden tells the 800-year horticultural story of this extraordinary site from its monastic origins in the 13th century through to the Victorian passion for ferns. You will be able to explore the garden in its second year as it continues to grow into its inspirational design; full of diverse textures and striking colours. The house that overlooks the garden was remodelled in the 19th century by Elizabeth Allan-Fraser and her husband, the artist Patrick Allan-Fraser, who designed their home in the Arts and Crafts style. Their fernery, which sits within the walled garden, has been restored and re-planted with ferns from all over the world and will also be open for visitors. For more information about Hospitalfield and its international cultural programme rooted in contemporary visual arts please visit the website.

Directions: Comprehensive directions can be found on the website at

Other details: Admission is for the walled garden and fernery and Angus residents will receive an annual pass with their admission. The new glass house café offers excellent refreshments and there will also be a sale of plants propagated and grown by our Garden Club volunteers.

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