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Wuthering Heights open-air theatre at Floors Castle – Tickets on sale now!

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Floors Castle is delighted to be working with Chapter House Theatre Company to present a magical open-air garden theatre event in the grounds of Floors Castle this summer.

Join us on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 for a truly memorable evening of entertainment and see Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights performed in magnificent surroundings.


Father’s Day American Car Beer & BBQ at Floors Castle

Treat your Dad this Father’s Day to our fantastic Beer and Burger BBQ event at The Courtyard Café at Floors Castle & Gardens, Sunday 16th June, 12 - 3pm.

We are thrilled to be joining up with The Kelso Classic American Car Show on Sunday 16th of June to bring you a unique lunch experience to celebrate Father’s Day.


The latest news from Floors Stud

We were delighted to see Attraction's son Elarqam back in the winners enclosure last week. The Attraction/Frankel 4 year old won the Betfair Best Odds On ITV Races Festival Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday 25th May. Possibly the target with him may be the Prince of Wales Stakes Gr1 at Royal Ascot.


What’s new in our garden this month?

Spring is a busy time of year in the garden and our dedicated team are working hard in preparation for the season ahead.

We have been catching up with Head Gardener at Floors, Andrew Simmons, who has given an insight into the teams focus for this month. Andrew has also shared his favourite key points of interest to keep an eye out for during your visit in April...


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your mum this Mother's Day to a very special Floors Castle afternoon tea. Made and prepared by Head Chef to The Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.


Massed Pipe Band day

Sunday 25th August 2019
A fantastic day out for the whole family.

Join hundreds of spectators at Floors Castle and prepare to be marveled at our annual Massed Pipe Band day. A long-established Castle tradition, this memorable day out originally initiated by the present Duke’s father is not to be missed.


Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail at Floors Castle

Thursday 25th July, 12-2pm

We are delighted to welcome the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail to Floors Castle & Gardens again this year for a fantastic, relaxed, acoustic performance.

Visitors can experience authentic traditional Scottish music performed outside the Castle during their visit.

Why not make a day of it?! Enjoy the wonderful live performance, explore the Castle and gardens, take a walk by the river and have a spot of lunch or afternoon tea in the Terrace Cafe.


This week in our walled garden…

The garden is always changing and there are lots of new tasks keeping our talented team busy each day.

This week, Head Gardener, Andrew Simmons and his team are focusing on removing spent flowers from herbaceous plants in the Spring border. As we catch up with Andrew for our latest blog, he gives an insight into why this is done and the benefits to the garden.


Flower Arranging from the Garden

Wednesday 24th July, 10.30am – 1pm

Arrange Flowers from the Garden with floristry expert, Laura Eberst. A guide to creating a beautiful hand-tied bouquet using flowers from the herbaceous borders at Floors Castle.

In this exciting workshop Learn how to condition and arrange flowers from the garden, whilst making the most of your vases and containers at home.

With the expert guidance of Laura, create a pretty posy to take home and enjoy!


Schools Countryside Day wins Fallago support

The Duke of Roxburghe was thrilled to be able to announce this fantastic grant!

The Fund shares the benefits of Fallago Rig Wind Farm with projects across the Borders and will support the Schools Countryside Day for the next three years, enabling over 1200 primary 5 pupils from 60 schools to learn about farming, food production and rural life.


Floors Castle: Voted as one of the UK’s ‘Best 100 Gardens’

The team were thrilled to discover this week that our Walled Garden has been voted as one of 'The Best 100 Gardens' to visit.

The Walled Garden at Floors Castle is simply spectacular and its traditional Scottish borders are regarded as some of the finest examples that exist today.


What’s new in the garden this week?

Spring is such an exciting time in the Walled Garden with so much to discover and enjoy ech week. Head Gardener at Floors Castle, Andrew Simmons, reveals what the team have been busy working on and what to keep an eye out for during your visit over the next week or two..


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