Fife Arms Hotel

High Victoriana and Folklore Intertwine

BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND

Fife Arms Hotel

Fife Arms Hotel

High Victoriana and Folklore Intertwine

BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND

The ‘banks and braes’ that gave Braemar its name inspired the garden at the Fife Arms Hotel.

Fashioned from threads of Scottish geology, history and folklore the intimate space is occupied by landforms inspired by the glacial drumlins that flow through the Cairngorms. These braes weave diverse paths through the garden inviting us into mysterious mossy glens.

The Fife Arms is a gloriously ‘High Victorian’ Scottish Baronial establishment. The planting has threaded reference to this era through it. Finds from the plant hunters are well in evidence. Rhododendron luteum, the sweetly scented honeysuckle azalea, Primula sikkimensis a fragrant Himalayan cowslip that stands 90cm tall and Polystichum setiferum Acutilobum – a finely fretted evergreen fern, mix effortlessly in with the folkloric native trees.

Image credits: Jinny Blom Ltd, Sim Canetty-Clarke, Britt Willoughby