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21st Sep 2017

Newhailes – A Palladian house fit for a baronet

Newhailes - A Palladian house fit for a baronet

Newhailes was originally built in the 17th century and has stood on the site just outside of Edinburgh for over three centuries. The house was originally owned by the Dalrymple family and featured prominently in the Scottish Enlightenment. The house itself is beautiful with some unique wall coverings and interior design details. The gardens however, and in particular the kitchen garden, are in need of some restoration to bring out their best again, since they were originally laid down, sometime in the 18th century. It is all under the care of National Trust for Scotland.

And this is where we come in.

The Kitchen garden at Newhailes

The Kitchen garden at Newhailes

The Kitchen Garden is very much a blank canvas for us to work with, but does offer a lovely enclosed space within which to work.

And drum roll……… We are just a bit delighted to announce that planning permission has just been achieved and the on-site construction has started to completely renovate the kitchen garden space. It will become one of our most enchanting ever adventure play spaces.

The Newhailes Walled Garden Play Area Overview

The Newhailes Walled Garden Play Area Overview

When you look more closely, you will see the level of detail that is being put into the finishing. It’s what the house itself deserves as the level of detail in the interior finishing will be reflected in our outdoor adventure play.

A maze of walkways and bridges, hidden clues, riddles and choices. It has imagination and interaction at its core. The play is all about adventure play, with added decision-making. In terms of the finishing, it is to be integrated with landscape and planting plans for the kitchen garden, allowing the play area to sit comfortably within the planted garden landscape. And with the future in mind, it has been designed to allow for potential expansion in the future.

Newhailes Central Library Showing the beautiful feature window

Newhailes Central Library Showing the beautiful feature window

Newhailes Central Library Play area main entrance

Newhailes Central Library Play area main entrance

The Newhailes Clock Tower viewed from the Mill

The Newhailes Clock Tower viewed from the Mill

The Newhailes Mill

The Newhailes Mill

The Newhailes Walled Garden Toddler Play Area

The Newhailes Walled Garden Toddler Play Area

One Comment on “Newhailes – A Palladian house fit for a baronet

[…] team have been hard at work at NTS Newhailes. We covered the design phase in our previous Newhailes blog here and from the design you could see it had some lovely details that you wouldn’t normally see […]

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