Prieston Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3AN (Helen Crichton): This three-quarter-of-an-acre sheltered walled garden, created over a period of over 50 years by the present owner, is divided up into a series of 'rooms' by hedging, steps and trees. The large herbaceous borders are always full of colour and include many old favourites, phlomis, ligularia, thalictrum, peonies, etc. A tiny fish pond with fountain gives added interest to the paved sunken garden. The white border makes a change from the vibrant violet coloured lace cap hydrangea and vivid red camelia. Roses and clematis climb on the house and garden walls. There is a hobbit house hidden in the trees in one corner.
Bankend Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3EU (Ann Campbell): The south facing rear garden is packed with hostas, rhododendrons, alstroemerias, hellebores, brunneras and a wide range of shrubs and climbers, planted to create sheltered, enclosed seating areas. The front garden includes a densely planted 30 yard long herbaceous border (20 years in the making) and offers a panoramic view of the Kilpatrick Hills. There is a small woodland area with six white stemmed Jacquemontii silver birches, a pond (with frogs and lilies) and a small stream. A traditional Victorian greenhouse surrounded by a cutting garden for annuals and peonies. Herbs and soft fruit are also nurtured. Box, yew and hebe balls throughout the garden, mainly grown from cuttings. Children are welcome to climb into the treehouse, swing on the swing or strap into a harness and attempt the climbing wall (under supervision). Final challenge, find the 1940s air raid shelter and seven much loved compost heaps!
Take the A761 into Bridge of Weir, at the junction take the turning onto Prieston Road for Airlie or Kilbarchan Road for Garth House. Follow SGS signs.
Sunday 14 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
Admission £4.00, children free.
· Humanist Society Scotland: Street Care Project 30% & Multiple Sclerosis Society 30%.
Maps will be issued on the day. Teas at Garth House, plant sale at Airlie.