Feasting and flowers

This post is a little late but we wanted to share with you some of Mary Overmeer's beautiful images of the flowers we put together for the launch of Colstoun's cookery school earlier this month.  Thanks Mary!  We had free reign to forage from the treasure trove that is the Colstoun estate and must thank our fellow gardener (and fast becoming guru) Alan for donating an incredible array of Dalhias from his own garden.  We were in our element choosing vases and filling every room in the cookery school cottages with flowers, the dining room is particularly special and we can't wait to do more events in there.  Special mention has to go to our new find, the magical spindle berry, which rocks this seasons colour blocking trend perfectly with it's vivid pink berries which burst open to reveal a clashing orange interior!  

Spindle berry we love you

Just one of Alan's amazing Dahlias

A legendary Colstoun pear from the walled garden

We had a great time at the launch night, showcasing Pyrus and mingling with the East Lothian community.  Head chef Fiona served up an incredible array of delicious canapes so if you haven't booked yourself in for a cookery course yet get in touch with Cameron or Freddy to brush up your skills and come and say hello to us in the garden.