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Auchtermuchty Open Gardens

Fife KY14 7AP
The Gardeners of Auchtermuchty
Current Openings:
Description: Tickets for sale at Buittle House, Harthill, 29a Low Road and Ashbank.  It’s a first! This year residents in Auchtermuchty, the home of Jimmy Shand, are opening their gardens. Some are hidden behind ancient walls, some have magnificent views over Falkland Hill and the Lomond Hills, and some are very fruitful! Stroll along through the ancient village and find a hidden walled garden with a giant Redwood Tree, see how you can turn a field into a home with a pond and small burn, a wild garden and a sunken terraced area. There are gardens which are work in progress and some are in constant evolution.  View a forest orchard with over 200 apple varieties.
Buittle House 34 Newburgh Road KY14 7BT: Includes a forest orchard with over 200 apple varieties set in woodland. Emphasis on encouraging wildlife in all its forms, including areas of 'blauwgrasland' (blue grass land), which are nutrient poor. The extensive garden is edged by a burn that feeds into a large pond. It is a romantic, hilly, 'walk about' garden with some narrow rocky paths and steep steps.
Harthill Reediehill Farm KY14 7HS: There is a sunken terraced area surrounded by beds leading through a pergola then to a pond or over a small burn to a wild garden and small wooded area and raised beds.
4a Bondgate KY14 7AF: This walled garden is a former fruit and vegetable garden, there are still some old espalier fruit trees, namely apple, pear and plum. A herbaceous border runs up one side and a kitchen garden is at the rear. Seating areas make the most of the sunny, sheltered location.
Halhill Leckiebank Road KY14 7EB: The garden is a “work In progress” containing rockeries, herbaceous borders, a large greenhouse and a “hayfield” lawn area.
Baincraig Leckiebank Road KY14 7EB: A large rural garden designed for open views to the Lomond Hills, ease of maintenance and wildlife. The front lawn features a fine Wellingtonia with shrubs, fruit trees and a herbaceous border. Wildflower meadows, raised beds, a new pond, and woodland.
28 High Road KY14 7BE: This small garden has been re-designed to create areas for different functions and interests and is currently under construction. Phase 1 – the plants in an 8m x 8m herbaceous perennial border were specified by ‘Buchan and Brotchie’ to reflect the style of Beth Chatto, and were planted in April this year. An accompanying planting plan and plant key adds interest to the project.
34 High Road KY14 7BE: Featuring a wide range of flowering shrubs, complemented by beds with a variety of perennials and roses. A vegetable area, fruit bushes, well established conifers under planted with heathers. A small pond plays host to a number of frogs, local heron permitting!
36 High Road KY14 7BE: A garden in constant evolution. Shrub and perennial planting with a lawn for play and relaxation. A large area is dedicated to vegetable and fruit production. Areas of wild flowers with bordered beech hedges throughout . There is a steep gravel path.
Lindene 7 West Bank KY14 7LA: A small hidden garden which is easily cared for with shrubs, hostas, herbaceous plants and a central apple tree, with summer flowering pots on the patio.
29a Low Road KY14 7BB: The garden is hidden from the main road and is laid out with a spacious lawn with several secluded areas to sit, enjoy the peace. The main feature is a large pond stocked with Golden Orfe and water lilies. A selection of conifers of various shapes provides a colourful backdrop all year round. In the main season interest is provided by mature trees and shrubs along with mixed beds.
Redwood 1 Low Road KY14 7AU: A hidden walled garden with a giant redwood tree. A traditional formal garden in the process of being made more wildlife friendly. roses, lavender, hydrangea and yew hedge at the front, with herbaceous border, bay tree and small potager border.
Ashbank 2 High Street KY14 7AT: Another hidden walled cottage style garden, which has colour all year from the Magnolia and Camelias in spring to the Roses, Hostas, Dahlias and herbaceous borders later in the year. A small productive vegetable area and pots full of colour around the seating area.

Directions: On the A91 from Cupar and Kinross. B936 from Falkland and Newburgh. Stagecoach buses 36 or 94A. Moffat & Williamson buses 64, 64A and 66.

Other details: Please wear appropriate footwear, as some gardens have rough areas. Disabled access to some gardens may be limited. Dogs are not allowed.

Past Openings:
Saturday/Sunday, 13/14 August, 12pm - 5pm (2022)
Admission £5.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Auchtermuchty Community Centre 60%.
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Past Openings:
Saturday/Sunday, 13/14 August, 12pm - 5pm (2022)
Admission £5.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Auchtermuchty Community Centre 60%.