Specialist Glasshouse Tour
Join our Head Gardener Simon McManus for an exclusive and specialist after hours tour of our Glasshouses!
The Glasshouses at Floors Castle are considered by many to be the highlight of their visit and their plants attract great interest. You now have the unique chance to learn more about how we look after them and the work that is done behind the scenes to ensure we have a continual selection of plants throughout the year to dress the Castle rooms. In particular you will see our Chrysanthemum and Pelargonium houses, our Streptocarpus and Fuchsias plus other tender plants cultivated here by the Garden Team. Simon will give you a tour of the Glasshouses, highlighting the jobs to do in Spring, and you will also get the opportunity to spend time in the original 1857 Glasshouse which house our fantastic peach trees, figs and grapevines and learn more about their care and maintenance.
Glasshouses are a very important part of many gardens from the smallest cottage garden to the grandest botanical garden. For many home or amateur gardeners their greenhouse enables them to grow crops through the summer and then overwinter tender exotic plants. No matter size of the glasshouse the principles are the same and the skills required to grow plants under-glass are much in demand. Plants in a greenhouse are entirely at the mercy of the gardener. They have to be supplied with every need at the right time and in the right quantity. Accurate regulation of light, heat, fertilizer, and water are of paramount importance if you want your plants to thrive.
Included in your ticket price is entrance to the Gardens and Estate Grounds which you can wander and enjoy at your leisure throughout the day before your Tour, you will also receive 15% discount from your food bill (this includes Afternoon Tea) when you eat in the Terrace Cafe and 10% discount from the Apple Shed Gift Shop & Deli on the day of your Specialist Glasshouses Tour. Your discounts can be redeemed by producing your Tour confirmation receipt at the till on payment. click here for Terrace Cafe Menu & to book a table *(Afternoon Tea must be must be pre-booked)
Come and learn more at this exclusive and specialist after hours tour of our Glasshouses!
Friday 19th of April
5pm - 7pm
Tickets Available Now