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The North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre supporting the National Trust for Scotland was established in 1977 and has a total of approximately 100 members. The Centre organizes a varied programmme of talks, social events and excursions throughout the year. Both members and non-members (for a small donation) are welcome to attend these events, many of which take place in either Haddo House or Fyvie Castle. The Centre gives financial and practical support to our three local NTS properties: Fyvie Castle, Haddo House and Pitmedden Garden.

Events are open to members and non-members. They are free to members but visitors are requested to donate £3.

If you would like to request further information about any event, or join the group, please contact Patricia Shaw (Chairperson): ne.aberdeenshire.mc@gmail.com.

The latest North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre Newsletter is available as a webpage using the link on the left. To obtain a copy in PDF format, which includes an application form for the May and June visits, follow this link. Note that you will need Abobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible programme to read or print this version.

Current Programme

Programme April to June 2024

25th April 2024, 7pm in Haddo House Library.
"AGM followed by a talk on "the ongoing evolution of Ellon Castle Gardens.
The AGM will take place at Haddo at 7pm. Please come along to hear about the past year's activities and the plans for the upcoming year. The business part of the meeting will be followed by a talk (approx. 7:30pm) given by John Webber and Alison Lyons on the development of Ellon Castle Gardens. Many of you will have visited Ellon Castle Gardens and heard the talk given by the late Alan Cameron on the history of the garden. John and Alison will focus on the planting in the garden and the ongoing work.
23rd May 2024, 7:45pm in Daviot Community Hall.
"NTS Gardeners' Question Time.
Have you ever wished that your garden could look as good as those at our NTS properties?
Have you ever wondered how they manage it, or perhaps there is a specific gardening question you really want to ask those skilled NTS gardeners? Well now's your chance.
Chris Wardle (MCIHort), Garden and Designed Landscape Manager - Aberdeenshire and Angus will be our Master of Ceremonies for an evening of horticultural fun and education. Our Gardeners' Question Time Panel will include Gordon Thomson, Head Gardener at Fyvie Castle, Anna Christie, First Gardener at Fyvie Castle and Ruth Wardle, Head Gardener at Castle Fraser. This will be a ticket only event (ticket application form was included in the recent mailing) and questions should be submitted in advance.
Tea/coffee will be provided.
We hope to get a good crowd for this event. Please pass on the information to your friends and fellow gardeners. Tickets for non-members will be available through Eventbrite.
6th June 2pm.
"Visit to the Garden of Gordon Hay, Inverquhomery House, Longside.
There seems to be no end to the talents of Gordon Hay. Not only has he entertained us with poetry, songs and music over the years but he is also a keen gardener and has kindly invited us to visit his beautiful garden at Inverquhomery House. This private garden is not usually open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided. Tickets essential (application form was included in the latest mailing and can be found in the PDF version of the March Newsletter). Numbers will be limited.

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