See a summer wildflower spectacular at Haddo Country Park

Wild Flower Meadows at Haddo
Wild Flower Meadows at Haddo

Known best for its formal terraced gardens, Haddo House and Country Park near Ellon also has one of the best displays of summer wildflowers in North East Scotland, and July is one of the best times to come and explore this sea of colour.

Visitors can now discover this amazing display, learn how to identify individual flowers and find out how to create a wildflower meadow where they live by joining a wildflower walk.

Haddo’s Seasonal Visitor Officer, Harriet Andrew, said: “It’s a great chance to walk round with someone who can help you find out what all these individual flowers are.”

The meadows also attract hundreds of butterflies, grasshoppers and damselflies, including Common Blue, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Small Heath. Depending on overnight conditions, the walks will also start with a display of moths that have been trapped overnight.

The walk will take place on Sunday, August 3 at 2pm and will last around 2 hours.

The walk is mostly on level surfaced paths and is suitable for abilities. Places are limited and must be booked in advance so contact haddo@visithaddo.com, phone 01651 851041 or see visithaddo.com.