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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.


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.


The latest from our garden

With the warmer temperatures of late and the extra rainfall, there is still so much to see and enjoy in the Walled Garden at Floors. We caught up with Andrew and Laura yesterday to chat about their plans for the garden this week.


New Autumn Menu Now Available in the Terrace Café

Come and try our delicious new autumn menu at the Terrace café. Open daily all year round the café is the perfect stop for a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea. We also have a fantastic children's menu too! 


The Great British Food Festival 14th-15th September

Set on the lawns at Floors Castle, there will be over 75 food, drink and gift stalls, tasty street food, lovely bars, chef demos, artisan talks, children's activities and entertainment and live music all day. Join us for a fabulous, family day out, 10am-5pm both days!


New this week in the garden at Floors

This week in our garden blog, Head Gardener at Floors Castle, Andrew Simmons, focuses on an exciting plant trial currently being undertaken for the Royal Horticultural Society.


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.


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