Fund-raising for repairs to historic Pitmedden walls

The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire with pavilion.

The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire with pavilion.

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A campaign is under way to fund vital repairs to the historic walls at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden.

The conservation charity, which looks after the popular visitor attraction, needs to carry out urgent work on the A-listed perimeter of the walled garden.

Pitmedden Garden is one of nine properties across the country specifically highlighted in the Protect Scottish Heritage fund-raising campaign.

Appeal manager Rebecca Amiel said: “Caring for Scotland’s heritage is an expensive business and the costs increase every year.

“To protect Pitmedden Garden for future generations, we need to invest now in work that will ensure the walls that enclose its much-loved walled garden are in good repair.”

The heart of Pitmedden is the formal walled garden originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton.

In the 1950s, the Trust set about re-creating the gardens following designs dating from the 17th century.

Today it features more than five miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres.

Donation is through the use of text payments, or via the online scheme.

Texting AWAY50£5 to 70070 allows a donation of £5, while by visiting donations of larger amounts can be made.

The charity says that donations can help build the future of Pitmedden, keeping the unique gardens alive for the next generation.

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