The development of the kitchen herb garden is an exciting project. Not on the grandiose scale of the original walled garden but on a scale we can manage and develop to produce fresh herbs and some vegetables, daily, for the kitchen.
We also grow an abundant supply of flowers for the hotel, Dhalias, Lilies and Delphiniums are particularly spectacular, both while they grow and arranged in the elegant interior of the Atholl Palace.
The herb garden, with a culinary bed and an aromatherapy bed, has also been designed as a place for gentle relaxation and is a natural sun-trap. Bird feeders attract large numbers of wild birds as well as several increasingly bold red squirrels. The rough areas have been seeded with wild flowers and the ancient fruit trees pruned back to encourage new productive shoots.
We have rustic seats in shady spots and a small pond attracts more wildlife.
The garden is open at all times, come along and enjoy it as it develops.
The perennial bed in the herb garden has been sprayed off due to heavy growth of goosegrass and columbine over 15 years and will be replanted next spring.