Scotland is a country of great natural beauty - the rolling hills, rugged coastlines and stunning highlands are home to some of the most diverse, interesting and exotic plants and flowers in the United Kingdom.But now, you can bring this beauty into your own home, or the home of a friend of loved one by ordering flowers online with Arena Flowers.Read more
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There are a wide range of flower events, shows, and festivals taking place across Scotland all year round. From larger, sponsored festivals and shows to smaller, independent festivals, there really is something for everyone in the Scotland flower design calendar - here are some of the highlights for 2014.
One of the biggest flower shows in the country, Gardening Scotland covers everything related to gardening, including flower design, vegetable growing, botanical art, food and cooking, and even bonsai trees. The show attracts over 30,000 people from all across Scotland the rest of the United Kingdom hoping to compete, learn more about gardening or just take in the beautiful flower and garden art on show. The highlights of 2014 include the Living Garden Area, where visitors can learn about garden ecosystems and caring for wildlife and the Big Back Garden, a family area where children are encouraged to get involved and get interested in gardening.
Smaller than the national show, but still drawing around 20,000 visitors each year, the Ayr Flower Show is a 31-acre celebration of all things flowery. With competitions, events, live debates, hands-on demonstrations and thousands of beautiful flowers, it has become a mainstay of the Scottish flower and garden calendar over the last few years. Its exhibitors range from small, independent florists, to horticulturalists and flower artists, and over its massive space there is something to please everyone.
Another independent festival with RHS members on its judging panels, the Dundee Flower and Food Festival is a three-day celebration of the relationship between flowers and food. With live cooking demonstrations and celebrity chef special guests, the 21,000 attendees are kept busy throughout their visit.
Scotland is known across the world for its beautiful countryside - from the highlands, down the coastline and to the borders, the Scottish landscape it full of plants and flowers. Not surprisingly, there are also many parks, gardens and reserves open to the public where you can view this beauty up close. Let's look at a few of the gardens Scotland has to offer.
Drumlanrig Castle has 40 acres of surrounding gardens full of flowers, plants and trees from all over the world. Dating back to the Victorian era, the recently restored glass houses are now the main feature of the grounds, lining the 2 metre terrace walk around the centre of the garden. The rose gardens, dating back to the seventeenth century, and square flowerbed plots showcase the best that flower design in Scotland has to offer. Modern additions to the garden include a newly planted woodland and a Rhododendron garden.
On the west side of the Shetland Isles, this open woodland space is simply breathtaking. With views of the coast and across the water, the seven acres of gardens have been designed, built and developed over the last nine years into the splendours display they are today. Comprising of a wetland, shrubberies, woodland and flowerbeds, the garden is varied, rugged and beautiful, with strong links back to the heritage of the island.
Smaller than other two gardens featured here, Branklyn Garden makes up for in splendour what it loses in size with blue buttercups, Rhododendrons, and alpine trees. Saturated with colour and style, this small garden is one of the best designed in Scotland, changing its flowers and themes with the seasons. With rare and exotic plants also appearing, this really is a garden for flower aficionados.
If you've been inspired by the gardens and flower shows on offer in Scotland, why not order some flowers online from Arena Flowers for your friend, loved one, or colleague? Delivered directly to their, you can give them the gift of capturing the beauty and style of Scottish gardens in their own home. Order your flowers online today and make someone's house beautiful.