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Private Garden Tours

By Garden, Visits

We have had the pleasure to welcome quite a few small groups for Private Tours of the Gardens this Summer.

Each group is unique and we love the variety of visitors who take an interest in our gardens and book in this immersive experience, led by our Head Gardener Craig. Private tours are a lovely way to supplement the wonderful garden visit, with the knowledge of our Team – Craig will not only ensure you don’t miss any of the hidden spots, but will also tell tales of the history of Teasses, which stretches back all the way to Neolithic times.

Recently we had the pleasure to welcome Rita and her family, who organised a private tour to celebrate Diane’s 60th birthday. Diane is a passionate gardener so we made sure the experience was truly unforgettable – despite the drizzle!

Rita who writes the Gallery Tart Reviews blog, was inspired by the visit and wrote this wonderful post about our Gardens: read her post here.

Thanks Rita and see you back at Teasses soon!

The Walled Garden – Venue Open

By Events, Teasses Estate, Weddings

With July now in full swing and our Summer Open Day under our belt, we can now fully focus on getting the Walled Garden ready for our Venue Open Weekend at the end of the month.

We know things have been tough for many couples out there trying to plan (and re-plan!) their wedding and we think we have a lovely space to offer  with availability for 2022.

Pop along at our Open Venue Weekend on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of July (11:00-16:00) – see the space, ask questions, check availability and speak to some lovely local suppliers.

And if a wedding isn’t what you are planning, our Walled Garden offers plenty of flexibility and space options to host functions, dinners and other events and celebrations.

We can’t wait to be able to share the space with you and to help you create your next event at Teasses!

For more information on our Venue Open Weekend, please email [email protected]

The Teasses Shooting Club

By Game, Sporting

2021 marks an important year in the calendar at Teasses as we celebrate 25 years since the current owners purchased the Estate and made it their home [you can find out more about the last 25 years at Teasses here]. Hand in hand with the purchase of the Estate, came the establishment of a very successful shoot at Teasses, which has grown through the years in the care of Kenny, our Head Gamekeeper.

To acknowledge this important milestone it seemed only appropriate that Teasses should have its very own Shooting Club. The Club was launched in recognition of the kind support of our clients many of whom return, year after year, to enjoy the sport and the unique company of “shooting enthusiasts”. The Club strives to create an opportunity for like-minded people to connect and build a community of country pursuits aficionados.

Teasses hosted its Inaugural Shooting Club Day on Saturday 22nd May – and we could have not asked for a better day indeed! After weeks of interminable rain, hail, frost and wind, the sun was shining upon Teasses, lifting everyone’s spirits. The Inaugural Day was the perfect opportunity for the team to showcase our Simulated Game Days, an activity many of our members hadn’t had the chance to experience before and thoroughly enjoyed!

Simulated Game Days offer out-of-season practice (and fun!), as well as guaranteed targets. Club Members were kept in the “hot seat” – especially when someone decided to turn up the traps’ speed on the second drive! Members shot in pairs, with one shooting, one re-loading to spread the enjoyment and encourage participation. Barrels ran hot and luckily, extra cartridges were on hand.

We are proud that the Inaugural Day was a success as well as a testament to all of the team’s hard work – on the day, but also in the last 25 years.

Re-opening of the Gardens at Teasses

By Garden, Teasses Estate, Visits

Our Gardens have re-opened at the weekend and a what fitting way to celebrate #NationalGardeningWeek!

We have really missed having visitors and it has been a tough, long winter for all of us – it was lovely to see all of you who made it out at the weekend and we look forward to seeing many more of you in the months ahead. Our Gardens will be open 10am to 4pm, on Wednesdays and the first full weekend of every month.

Our new partnership with our friends at Candide Gardening means you can now also purchase e-tickets online, limiting the handling of cash and the issues with having to carry exact change. You can also easily upgrade your day ticket to a membership – it couldn’t be easier, thanks Candide!

When you visit our Gardens this Spring and Summer don’t forget to plan a stop at our Stables to see the newly opened Photographic Display “Teasses 25 Years”. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the family purchasing the Estate and setting the course on their ambitious restoration project – we decided to celebrate this incredible achievement with a display of photographs, documents and memorabilia. “Teasses 25 Years” is included in your admission fee to the Gardens – we just love sharing Teasses’ story with you!

Next weekend opening: June, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th

Buy your tickets to the Gardens here and see you all soon!

Gamekeeping minutes – At the ‘lochan’

By Sporting, Teasses Estate, Visits

Our Gamekeeping Team have been busy replenishing our ‘lochan’ with trout, to provide sporting opportunities for our fishing syndicate and occasional day rods. Our beautiful trout is sourced from Belhaven Trout Company  and has been keeping our fishermen happy year or year. In the video below you can appreciate the water clarity of our ‘lochan’ and catch a glimpse of our wonderful views and wildlife.

You will see Jordan slowly and gently releasing the trout into the ‘lochan’ to limit the shock the fish might experience when changing environment, water temperature and PH levels. This is very important at Teasses.

Kenny, our Head Gamekeeper, also brings you some footage of our resident toad population. After emerging from their overwintering sites, toads tend to return to ancestral breeding ponds along the same routes each year – they have definitely come out in large numbers this Spring.

Our fishing season at Teasses runs from February to October and the longer and sunny Spring days offer a great opportunity to head out on the ‘lochan’. For more information on our fishing syndicate and day rods, please get in touch at [email protected]. The ‘lochan’ is in view of Hall Teasses, our self-catering lodge – a perfect combination if you are looking for a sporting staycation.

Garden Diary 2021

By Garden, Uncategorized

Our monthly Garden Diary update with Head Gardener Craig.

Springtime has well and truly begun at Teasses, with lots of daffodils now visible all around the garden. Interestingly, Spring can actually start at different times, depending on who you ask! Looking at the astronomical calendar for example, the first day of spring is 20 March. The Phenological method records dates of reoccurring natural phenomena, such as flowering; for meteorologists, spring starts on 1 March and runs until 31 May. We are definitely loving Spring at Teasses and all of the colours it bring to the garden after the cold and snowy winter we experienced this year!

With restrictions in Scotland slowly lifting we are very excited to announce our Garden will be re-opening for visits from 5th May 2021. Our Garden will be open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm until the end of October. From this year you can also pre-book Garden tickets up to 1 month in advance via our new ticketing partner Candide.

See you all again very soon!

Spring Bulb Arrangement with Craig

By Garden, Workshops

Join Head Gardener Craig in preparing a lovely spring bulb arrangement.

With Spring officially in full swing at Teasses, our gardens are starting to fill with beautiful colours and fragrance. Our garden team have been extremely busy in the Greenhouse over the winter, growing all of these wonderful bulbs and protecting them from the hefty amounts of snow Teasses witnessed this year. With the Gardens currently undergoing some exciting changes, we are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors back from May to enjoy the fresh air and magical scenery at Teasses. We are also pleased to introduce a selection of Workshops run by our knowledgeable team on site this summer. If you are interested in knowing more about our workshop offer and to book your space, head over to our new section on our website.

Garden Diary – February 2021

By Garden, Teasses Estate

We are back for a new year of content straight from our Gardens!

Head Gardener Craig welcomes you back (virtually) to the Gardens at Teasses. Check out the video below for some updates you on what has been happening in our snowy garden. And keep following us on Facebook and Instagram, for further updates, photos, videos and much more for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival!

Recipe: Christmas Cantucci

By Teasses Recipes

Introducing Giada, our new Business Development Manager here at Teasses.

Giada is originally Italian and has a huge passion for cooking and baking; and eating – it was only therefore fitting that we’d introduce her by sharing one of her recipes! This is a Christmas twist on a traditional Italian biscuit called “Cantucci”, which is typical of the region of Tuscany. The addition of cinnamon and orange zest , will make your kitchen smell like Christmas morning! These biscuits are also perfect as a small Christmas homemade gift!

Happy baking!

Teasses Audio Tour

By Garden
Candide Gardening

Download the Candide Gardening App and enjoy access to the Teasses Audio Tour. The App brings together a network of professional and passionate gardeners from across the UK to lend support, advice and comment on all aspects of gardening, whatever you wish to discuss or highlight. The App provides a directory of gardens open to the public allowing you to see which gardens are open in your area or if visiting an area all the gardens are highlighted allowing you to easily plan a few days of garden visits.

In Fife several gardens have signed up to Candide Gardening so when visiting the county please download the App and explore the bountiful gardens in the Kingdom of Fife.

Candide Gardening App