Alvie Gardens

Alvie Gardens
Alvie Estate, Kincraig, Highland, PH21 1NE
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Based at Alvie and Dalraddy Estates, John Christie’s Alvie Gardens is a labour of love, producing over 10 tonnes of sweet, succulent soft fruits every year. The produce wing of the estate is based on 17th and 18th century land ownership patterns when much of the land was set aside for food produced by small holdings. Things have moved with the times at the walled gardens — to protect his yield from the harsh highland conditions, Christie grows his strawberries and raspberries in polytunnels before packing and delivering them in person to local shops and restaurants. Picked seven days a week they arrive at their destination in the freshest condition possible.