‘For Baith Plenty and Pleisure: Putting together the Story of the Gardens at Gordon Castle’
National Records of Scotland – Upcoming Public Talk by Christopher Dingwall, Vice-Chair of Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage
When: Tue, 5 November 2019 | 13:30 – 14:30
Where: New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT
Cost: Free/RSVP on Eventbrite
Using Gordon Castle as a case study, this illustrated talk 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.