Adam and Eve on Happy Valley

I’ve been a ranger at Culzean for over 10 years and one area of the Country Park that continually enthrals me is Happy Valley near the Walled Garden. In the summer the lush tree ferns and arching canopies above are reminiscent of some prehistoric landscape, in the Autumn incredible, vibrant leaf colours are like an…

Did you know… 10 fun facts about cookery in the time of #GlamGeorgians

1. Georgian recipes included not only the culinary utility of the ingredients, but also their mental and physical benefits and some descriptions of the general kitchen equipment. 2. A total of 199 patents for general items related to cooking were created between 1750 and 1851. 3. Until the 18th century, pots and pans were made of copper….

Lady Susanna, Countess of Eglinton (1689-1780)

As you walk through the gorgeous rooms at Culzean Castle many of the paintings will catch your eye. We have generations of the Kennedy men immortalised in their splendour. Renowned artists such as Pompeo Batoni, Charles Lutyens and John Fernley, are only some of the famous names who have painted members of this family. Instead what you may struggle…