Falkland Palace


The Garden Gallery

DSC_1027 View of Falkland Palace with the orchard in the foreground.
Can you see the willow woman sculpture on the left?

Located in the Kingdom of Fife, Falkland Palace is famous for its beauty and history. Continuing to be a family home, the three hectares of grounds include carefully tended perennial beds, terraced gardens, mature shade trees, and orchards.

The first account of the garden dates back to 1451! Primarily used as a retreat, the Stuart Kings would stroll the grounds and hunt in the surrounding forest. Today, the rare Renaissance property is run by the National Trust for Scotland, and its Hereditary Keeper, Ninian Crichton Stuart.

With successive keepers, the gardens expanded, orchards were replanted, and sundials installed. Later, these gardens, like most, would have the iron ornaments dismantled and flowers replaced with potatoes, to support the war effort and the Dig for Victory campaign.

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