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Purdey Award Winners 2019

By Game

The Purdey Awards were set up in 1999 to celebrate outstanding game and habitat management in order to encourage good practice across the country sporting industry.

Our Head Gamekeeper, Kenny and his team have restored the landscape at Teasses since 1996 and have managed the restoration and re-introduction of natural habitat to Teasses. This has involved the planting of miles of mixed hedging, establishment of diverse deciduous and evergreen mixed woodland, the digging-out of a loch, ponds and waterways and the encouragement of native fauna and flora, wet-meadows, organic pasture and sensitive introduction of game species to support our country sporting enterprises.

We all know how much passion, sweat and tears Kenny and his team have put into the restoration of Teasses and now it has all been recognised by the receipt of a Purdey Award at a glamorous event in London.

Congratulations Kenny, Jordan and everyone who has helped along the way a much deserved award!

To find our more about the Purdey Awards and they work they do check out their website:

A new year and a new calendar of events.

By Garden

Welcome to a New Year and the roaring 20’s. At Teasses we are putting together a calendar of events for the next year so look out for events and activities which might be of interest. Check our Events Page and Facebook Page for further information.

The next event at Teasses is from the 1st Feb to 1st March (an opportunity to see behind the scenes when the garden is usually closed for the season). Teasses has joined the Discover Scottish Gardens Snowdrop Festival for 2020 which means for the general admission fee of £5 you get to see the snowdrops that carpet parts of the woodlands here. Gates open on a Wednesday from 10am to 4pm or dusk. Take advantage of getting to wander through the Gardens which are normally closed to the public at this time of year.

No need to book. Just arrived on a Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.

Snowdrops in the woodland near Sir Fraser’s Garden Teasses Estate, Ceres, Fife Photography © Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library

Teasses Christmas Market 2019

By Garden

Our first ever Christmas market at Teasses in 800 years will be held on Saturday 7th & Sunday the 8th of December. we are absolutely thrilled to be hosting this first event in a full calendar of events for 2020.

We’ve worked really hard to put together a fantastic group of makers, producers, growers and boilers to bring to our visitors a great Christmas Shopping experience.

The market opens at noon each day and closes at six to give you the chance to enjoy some festive lighting around the place and finishes in plenty of time for you to visit our friends at New Gilston Village Hall.

Bowbridge Alpacas will not only have a stall selling products from their local Alpaca farm but they will also be attending with two humans to keep an eye on the three alpacas who will be at the market on Saturday and Sunday. We are really excited to welcome the Alpacas too Teasses..what’s more festive than three South American camelids!

Aloe Vera Forever Living by Tanya are attending the market on Saturday and will have a range of Aloe Vera derived products for sale from beauty and wellness products to dietary products and drinks.

Langston Farm are based in Angus and will be attending the market on Saturday and Sunday. Nick and Lucy have established a small farm raising top quality rare breed livestock and making some of the finest butchery products I’ve ever tasted. Look out for their Claret Lorne sausage.

Lucky Ewe Dairy produce creamy, rich soft sheep’s cheese from their flock of Lacaune x East Friesland ewes. Joan will be selling the labour of her ewe’s efforts in the Marquee on Saturday.

Erincroft Bakery will be attending the market on Sunday, selling their beautifully home made breads and cakes. Don’t miss them!

Kilted Fudge will be making their way from Aviemore to bring their delicious treats to the market on both days.

Good Life Farming produce ethical veal and have been a big hit on the market scene this year. Karen will be at the market both days so don’t miss the chance to stock the freezer with delicious, local and ethical veal.

Woodmill Shooting Ltd. ’tis the season to stock your larder with game pies and butchery. Guy at Woodmill makes delicious golden topped game pies which are ideal for the Boxing Day walk. Guy will be attending both days of the market so make sure to visit his stand in the Marquee.

Perc U Up will be keeping us warm and fuelled for both days of the market. From her little van Erin has the vital responsibility of selling teas and coffees to our visitors. Erin will be at the Turning Circle so that you can’t miss her.

Lindores Abbey Distillery are with us on Saturday sharing with us their beautiful Aqua Vitae. A really wonderfully scented alcohol which is ideal for Christmas.

Tayport Distillery use locally sourced Scottish produce to flavour their original spirit, Kecia and her team will be attending the market on both days.

Cairn O’Mhor remain to be a popular trader at markets across the country selling their own unique fruit wines and ciders. Catch Cairn O’Mhor on Saturday in the Marquee.

Peglanders are a creative craft stall where Mark will be selling his Peg Dolls of recognisable Scottish highlanders. A great gift idea for friends and family living away fro home to remind them of Scotland’s traditions.

Cottage Seven Designs Naomi is fairly new to the market scene but her textile noticeboards will help getting organised for the new year an awful lot easier.

Wooltide woollen animals in a multitude of different forms are what Jen does. Commission a piece of original woollen work or pick up gifts from her stall in the Stables on Sunday.

Howe Crafti Jacqui creates wonderful textile craft products which will fill the Christmas stockings and more. Find Jacqui at the market on Saturday.

Inky Works these beautifully detailed works and prints by Ros MacDonald are exceptional. Ros creates these in her studio in Angus and takes inspiration from the coastline and nature of Scotland. Ros’ stall will be in the Stables/Garage on Saturday.

Mark Holden is a local artists whose involvement in the community extends for years. His work is inspired by the East Neuk of Fife. Mark will be attending both days of the market.

Shed Heaven Kay creates wonderful decorations and crafts from glass. Kay will be trading from her stall in the Stables on Saturday.

Patricia Griffin creates beautiful, delicate textiles and accessories. Patricia will be at the market on Saturday.

Silver Binky original silver jewellery, Gill’s shop on Etsy prices popular but for the weekend have the opportunity to buy directly from the artist.

Suzi Blue Jewellery is created by Susan who makes gorgeous jewellery combining bright metal and polished pearls and shell.

RosieMays home furnishings bring shabby-chic to a new level. Their beautifully painted and crafted home furnishings will make ideal gifts for Christmas. Rosie and May will be trading from the Stables pop-up Shop for both days of the weekend.

These are just some of the stall holders we are hosting at the market.

Craigrothie Village Fair

By Garden, Teasses Estate

If you are lucky enough to get up to Craigrothie Village Fair this weekend at the Village Hall in Craigrothie on Saturday afternoon (31st Aug 19) then you are in for a treat. Teasses have donated a beautiful bouquet of vibrant flowers hand picked from our Walled Garden for the raffle.

Also in the raffle the chance to win a pass for four to our Head Gardener’s tour with lunch in the Walled Garden.

August in the Garden

By Garden

August is a time in the garden when the late flowering bulbs and perennials look at their best and add a much need vibrancy as the garden starts to green up and fade. This August the lawns have continued to grow steadily, no let up for our mowers. In the second half of the month long bright days are very welcome.

Teasses Audio Tour

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Candide Gardening

Download the Candide Gardening App and enjoy access to the Teasses Audio Tour. The App brings together a network of professional and passionate gardeners from across the UK to lend support, advice and comment on all aspects of gardening, whatever you wish to discuss or highlight. The App provides a directory of gardens open to the public allowing you to see which gardens are open in your area or if visiting an area all the gardens are highlighted allowing you to easily plan a few days of garden visits.

In Fife several gardens have signed up to Candide Gardening so when visiting the county please download the App and explore the bountiful gardens in the Kingdom of Fife.

Candide Gardening App

July in the Garden

By Garden

July in the garden is always a busy time at Teasses not only are we maintaining the garden but we are also busy welcoming visitors to the garden. This July we have had several groups and a return visits from the Garden Society of America. The Walled Garden is looking fantastic and blooming bountifully. Our borders planted in the late winter have established particularly well with the red border looking full and vibrant. Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’, Penstemon ‘Southgate Gem’, Sanguisorba officinalis all look fantastic in the border together. The hot box continues to provide organic vegetables; carrots, leeks and golden beetroot. Dahlias are just beginning to bloom in the walled garden, we are hopeful for a similar display as last year. The heavy scent of hundreds of sweet peas fill the summer air especially in the evening.

The formal gardens around the house are stunning at this time of year with billowing clouds of Campanula ‘Pritchard’s Variety’ filling every space. Roses in the sundial garden smell heavily, the buds of Filipendula ‘Rubra’ are waiting to burst. Tropaeolum speciosum provides a vibrant back drop in the garden. The surviving Cardiocrinums are in full heavily scented bloom in Sir Fraser’s Garden. In the greenhouse the enormous trumpets of Brugmansia versicolor also fill the greenhouse with a perfume like no-other.