The grounds team have been busy doing some ‘rhodie-bashing’.

Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) were introduced to Scotland in the mid-1700s as a pretty ornamental garden plant and have spread rapidly, they grow very large and smother areas so nothing else can grow around them – not to mention their toxic roots and leaves!

An Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior) dropped a limb into the Animal Field (luckily avoiding the fence!)

Ernie quickly got to work eat all of the leaves and nibbling at the bark – free food and enrichment!

The Heritage Tree Trail information sheets have had a spruce up thanks to Ranger Emily.

Looking for an informative walk why not collect a Heritage Tree Trail guide from the Information Office to learn about Gunnera, our 1000 year old Yew Trees, Cedars of Lebanon and more!

A beautiful autumn flower appears.

The Fox-and-cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca) are flowering now and living up to their name, the flower resembles the fox and the unopened buds her cubs.

The September sunshine is out and it’s perfect picnic weather!

Why not sit at one of our new hand-built picnic benches and take in the view?