The Playful Garden at Brodie Castle
Site personality and visitor experience

The Playful Garden at Brodie Castle welcomes visitors of all ages with a site personality bursting with colour and character.

It’s a place to have fun. A short hop from the castle’s front door, the garden puts a lively twist on Brodie’s long and colourful history. Digging for an idea that could bring centuries of stories to life, we unearthed a secret weapon… Daffodils!

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Ian Brodie developed and registered over 400 varieties of daffodil at the castle – and he named each and every one. The weird and wonderful names were a springboard for stories that sprout up all around the site – from the origami boat tickets (Sailor #160) to merchandise, decor, interpretation and signage.

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Scottish Design Awards
Finalist 2018


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