Scottish Tree Festival: 28 September to 1 December

“The Scottish Tree Festival is a great way to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge the important role trees play in our everyday lives. The benefits of trees extend beyond their beauty; from social and communal to economic, health and environmental benefits. Scotland is lucky to have some of the most extraordinary species, rich in heritage and diversity.” (Ann Steele, Head of Heritage Gardening at National Trust for Scotland)

Find out more about the festival here.


As part of the Tree Festival, Kelburn is very pleased to welcome you to explore our grounds.

Using our self-led ‘Heritage Tree Trail’, you can discover the many weird and wonderful trees lurking in our unique woodland, gardens and glen. For instance, our monstrous Weeping Larch or our thousand year old Yew trees.

There is no charge for the self led trail – just pay for your entry to the grounds! Summer Season prices and times apply before 22nd October, and Off Season from 22nd October. Please check out Ticket Prices and Opening Times page for more info.