Growing Scottish tea in a 15th Century Castle garden

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Megginch Castle Tea Garden, Perthshire

Not open to the public - Bespoke tours and tea tastings by appointment only.

Contact The Scottish Tea Factory to arrange a tour

The Drummonds of Megginch are an ancient Scottish family who have been farming at Megginch Castle in the beautiful lands of the Carse of Gowrie since 1664.

In 1785 one Camellia bush was brought back by Captain Robert Drummond on his East Indian Tea Clipper, The General Elliott. This same bush, which is still growing in the Castle Gardens today, has now inspired the family to grow Camellia sinensis bushes (tea) on a larger scale.

Megginch Castle is a vibrant, much loved family home where children, community and countryside are closely aligned.

Today Catherine Drummond-Herdman works to share the peace of the Megginch Gardens and Orchard, placing them at the heart of education and healing projects.

“The healing of the land and the purification of the human spirit is the same process”.
Masanobu Fukouba, The One Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming

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