Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Studio and Garden

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Situated in the heart of beautiful Royal Deeside Maggie Patience’s garden and studio were featured on the BBC'S Beechgrove Garden in 2016. Her studio has been described as an Aladdin's Cave full of "treasure" and it is here she presents her mosaic workshops where you will be inspired to have a go at creating your own piece of mosaic art. You will also find many unique pieces for sale.

Maggie’s garden has been described as an “enchanted wonderland of delights” by some of the 100s of visitors who visited during NEOS (North East Open Studios) over the last 3 years. Maggie loves to make people smile with her quirky and colourful pieces which can be found in amongst the flowers and shrubs in the garden.

She works wherever possible with recycled materials (hence the name) and in one of her main features, her "bottle pond" she has incorporated over 600 bottles into her design.

Studio and garden are open by appointment only and the best times to visit are between May and October.

Maggie does not charge to show people round her studio and garden but asks for a donation to the charity Gathimba Edwards Foundation.

  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Studio and garden are open by appointment only
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Tours