Balcarres House has been owned by the Lindsay family since the late 16th century and each generation has made their mark on the house and gardens. The formal gardens with their magnificent yew hedges and terraces were laid out by Sir Coutts Lindsay in the 1870s. Since then other changes have been made but the largest impact has come from Lady Crawford (aged 96). She has been the inspiration for the garden and the driving force of much of what has been created in the past fifty years. The gardens come into their own in early summer with the Rose Garden in full bloom with a variety of Hybrid Teas and climbing roses such a Blairi II, Shropshire Lad & Lady Hillingdon. Herbaceous borders are bursting into life with a variety of Geranium, Astrantia, Viola, oriental poppies and Aquilegia. The Woodland & Chapel Walks will also be at their best with many different Hostas, Smilacina, and other diverse plants, shrubs and trees. Enjoy the walks to the Sawmill Pond planting, the Den and the Balcarres Craig.
Directions: Half-a-mile north of Colinsburgh off A942. Bus to Colinsburgh.
Colinsburgh KY9 1HN
Lord and Lady Balniel
T:01333 340205 (Estate Office)
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