An na Beatha
27-29 Main Street PH29JH (Heather and Reid Martin): The garden is on the main street within the conservation village and is a classic example of the village long garden that is common to the area. An orchard, vegetable patch and polytunnels are complemented by a wide range of perennials.
PH2 9LQ (Jane Anstice): The garden is carved out and nurtured from a somewhat cold, hostile and challenging hillside. Trees and hedges calm the wind and beds offer seasonal all round colour. The garden has spectacular views.
PH2 9LN (Caroline Boyle): An artist garden with impressive planting, sculptures dotted throughout, ponds, summerhouse and much more. This large garden has been created from bare fields in the last ten years and continues to improve with age.
Perth Road PH2 9LR (Mike & Elsa Thompson): Traditional Scottish cottage, a third of an acre garden, walled and bounded by a small burn to the east. Erythroniums, varieties of wood anemones, trillium, a fine display of clematis, rhododendrons and azaleas. This garden is also open by arrangement 1 April - 30 June.
PH2 9LQ (Mr Chris Farmer): A work in progress but the progress has been spectacular. A pair of walled gardens, one with hens, the other with soft fruit and pigs, a series of lawns with border are all being developed into a beautiful garden with views down onto the village.
James Roy Court
Abernethy PH2 9HZ (James Roy Court Residents): James Roy Court is a sheltered housing development in the old primary school in the village. Over the last few years the residents have turned a mono-culture of hedge trimmed shrubs into fantastic individual gardens. They have worked with thin soils and awkward spaces and each created gardens to suit their own taste and needs. These are small gardens but what they lack in size they make up for in details, ingenuity and variety. Classic bedding, a square yard vegetable plot, tranquil spaces - you'll see the lot.
School Wynd (Keir Allen): A large vegetable garden, bordered by espalier apple trees and a range of soft fruits. The garden is linked to the old garden of the house with an orchard, a croquet lawn and borders of shrubs and flowers.
Nurse Peattie's Garden
Main Street PH2 (Abernethy in Bloom): This garden is the hub of the work that Abernethy in Bloom carry out around the whole village. It is a colourful and tranquil escape which has been restored to its former glory in the last four years.
Abernethy PH2 9LH (The Hon Ranald and Mrs Noel-Paton): This end-of-village garden with interesting combination of trees, rare shrubs and herbaceous plants is also open this year by arrangement.
Abernethy is seven miles south of Perth. Leave M90 and follow signs for Abernethy. Parking will be clearly signed on the day and will be in the potato factory (Brantons) and the school car park. Hourly buses run from Perth and Glenrothes.
Saturday 15 June, 10am - 5pm (2019)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Abernethy in Bloom 50%.
The main ticket hub is at Mornington Cottage, School Wynd PH2 9J (just up the wynd from the village museum) and they can also be obtained from individual gardens.