Events & Master Classes

Garden Talks and Demonstrations – come and meet the Backhouse experts in the walled garden at Rossie Estate – enquire here.

Seasonal Events:

  • April – Scotland’s Daffodil Festival – 10/11th April 2021
  • June – Scotland’s Garden Scheme – Backhouse Rossie Estate Rose Day
  • September – Apple Weekend – end September 2021

Master Classes

We run master classes throughout the season, below are examples of previous topics covered:

  • Lawn Care and Turf Management – Many homes have the garden lawn as the main exterior central showpiece – often spending more time caring for the lawn than on all the rest of the garden in total.Sometimes, too much care and attention – if not correctly done – can lead to problems not normally associated with neglected lawns. Avoid the pitfalls. We show you how.
  • Herbaceous Border – Care maintenance, design and choice of plants.
  • Summer Fruit Pruning – When to prune and how to go about it to ensure optimal plant health
  • Bulb propagation – Learn the correct way to propagate along with tips and techniques
  • Fruit Tree pruning – Learn the theory and practice of pruning a variety of fruit trees