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Garden Diary 2021

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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!

Art Workshop in the Garden

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Sketching & Painting at TeassesSunday 1st March 2020 10am-4pmFor adults at any level of experience.


Join local artist, Steve Bretel, for an exciting and sociable creative learning experience. The grand aspects of Teasses Castle – set amidst glorious, extensive formal gardens and woodland – provide the perfect settings and scope for creative expression. We’ll start by freestyle sketching with graphite and charcoal to loosen up our mark making, then move on to using watercolour, and mixed media for painting. Don’t worry if you lack creative confidence – this will be supportive and fun through a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Those more experienced may wish to focus on accurate observation skills, composition, perspective, tonal range, and effective use of colour. £60 for the day – all creative equipment supplied – drawing and painting materials, papers, easels and boards – but bring your own favoured things if you’d like to use them. Teas and coffees etc., will be on hand, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch, as this is not provided.


Please come dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, as we’ll be out in the elements for periods of time. If the weather is inclement on the day, we’ll work in the newly rebuilt extensive greenhouse, with its panoramic view of the gardens and wide array of exotic plants to use as subject matter, or from gathered natural materials found nearby. Please note, this will likely be an active day with changing levels of terrain and steps to negotiate.


For more details and to book:Email: [email protected] or call 07796 895045