Grounds and Gardens
The garden has lovely rolling lawns surrounded by mature shrubs and magnificent trees. Pride of place belongs to our 250 year old Cedar of Lebanon, locally known as the The Loving Tree. A holly tree at the edge of our top lawn is claimed to be the oldest in Scotland. Many specimen trees were planted more than a century ago and small signs are pinned to many of them indicating the species. We also have our own herb garden which ensures a constant supply of fresh herbs for the kitchen.
Bunchrew is a haven for wildlife and the garden is home to huge numbers of birds and animals. We have a resident family of red squirrels, and pine martens, brown hares and roe deer are regular visitors. Owls and buzzards nest in the trees and the shore beside the House teems with wading birds including herons from the near by heronry. In the summer months a family of ospreys regularly fishes only yards from our sea wall. On occasion seals and dolphins can be spotted in the Firth.
Guests are encouraged to take tea and refreshments on the front lawn. Paths lead through the woodlands and around the estate.