Experience the beauty of flowers in bloom

Flower Arranging and Wreath Making

Learn a new skill and take home your creation

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Glen Dye is an estate of around 15,000 acres and is home to a whole host of wonderful trees, greenery and – depending on the season – flowers and berries.

Learn how to transform foraged greenery and any seasonal wild or cultivated flowers into a table centre, a wreath or a beautiful hand-tied posy.

About Jill

Hays Flowers is based in Banchory (just fifteen minutes from Glen Dye), and was started in 1980 by Faye Hay, Jill’s mother. Jill joined her in 1992, where she learnt everything about flowers, beautiful arrangements and excellent customer service and experience.

Jill Ritchie has been creating beautiful florals up and down Deeside for over two decades. She will teach you the best of her craft.

World-class accommodation with incredible experiences attached.

All of our experiences are immersive, interesting and fun and exclusive to guests staying with us at Glen Dye.

Let us know the dates of your stay (or date range if you haven’t booked yet) and which experience you’re interested in and our team will get back to you quickly to arrange the details.

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    Stay in complete comfort

    Our extraordinary experiences are available exclusively for guests staying with us at Glen Dye.
    Explore our world-class collection of luxury cabins and cottages with wood-fired hot tubs, saunas, campfires, peace, adventure and 15,000 acres of freedom waiting for you.

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    North Lodge & River Cabin

    The ultimate Glen Dye experience
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 4 Beds
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Private outdoor wood-fired hot tub
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    Cuttieshillock

    An exceptional ancient stone house on the fringes of the forest
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 4 Beds
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Private outdoor wood-fired hot tub and sauna
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    The Coach House

    Book the whole house for exclusive use, or book by the room as a bed-and-breakfast
    • Sleeps 12
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    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 7 Beds
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private outdoor wood-fired hot tub
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    The Bothy

    The perfect place to enjoy the sunrise
    • Sleeps 2
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    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bathroom
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    The Corner House

    Part of The Steadings at Glen Dye
    • Sleeps 6
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    • Private outdoor wood-fired hot tub
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    The Hay Loft

    A cottage perfect for four people
    • Sleeps 4
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    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Bathrooms
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    No 2 Steading Cottage

    Our favourite house at The Steadings
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    • 2 Bathrooms
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    No 4 Steading Cottage

    A perfect holiday home for larger groups.
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    • 5 Beds
    • 2 Bathrooms
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    No 5 Steading Cottage

    Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Glen Dye
    • Sleeps 7
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 5 Beds
    • 2 Bathrooms
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    Partridge at The Coach House

    A ground floor double room in our luxury, design-led bed & breakfast
    • Sleeps 2
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    • 1 Bed
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    Siskin at The Coach House

    A twin room in our luxury, design-led bed & breakfast
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    Oystercatcher at The Coach House

    A family room in our luxury, design-led bed & breakfast
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    Curlew at The Coach House

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    Lapwing at The Coach House

    A double room in our luxury, design-led bed & breakfast. Bookable by the room.
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    Campsite

    A perfect, tiny campsite to come glamping or bring your own tent.
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    • 4 pitches
    • 1 kitchen
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    Theres always something good happening at Glen Dye!

    Explore past events hosted at Glen Dye. From seasonal feasts to weekend retreats, artists in residence and more. Sign up to our newsletter and get first access to our latest events.

    Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Glen Dye

    A celebration of autumn

    21st October 2023

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    Past events at Glen Dye: A weekend of music, food and the highlands

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    May 2023

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    Ixta, our residency chef, preparing food for a seasonal feast

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    Ixta Belfrage

    January 2022

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    A photo taken of Max, at one of our seasonal feast events.

    Past Events at Glen Dye: Winter Chefs' Residencies

    Max La Manna

    January 2022

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    Our resident chef Pippy, preparing food for a seasonal feast event

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    Pippy Eats

    January 2022

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