This exposed location has been challenging but compensated for by stunning views towards Arran. Shelter is provided by an unobtrusive boundary fence, ‘borrowing’ the panoramic landscape. Surrounded by a working farm, the garden has mature shrubs, wildlife pond, bog garden and stream. Specimens of interest are gunnera, phormium, cordyline, cardoon, rudbeckia and cloud-pruned conifer. Packed with year-round interest, this garden reaches a July crescendo of massed phlox and hemerocallis, supported by key annuals of cosmos and nicotiana. The rear close protects a large container garden, where moveable pots ensure seasonal displays. Summer stars include tulbaghia, large-flowered fuchsias, pelargoniums, dahlias and begonias. There are small vegetable beds, a five-bay polytunnel (grapevine, tomatoes, basil, cucumber and oleanders), potting/nursery area and compost midden.
In Coylton take road signed B742, past Coylton Arms pub in Low Coylton, Auldbyres signed on left after half a mile.
Sunday 28 July, 2pm - 5pm (2019)
Admission £4.00, children free.
· Coylton Parish Church (Church of Scotland) 30% & Beatson Cancer Charity 30%.
Dog walking around farm welcome, sorry no dogs in garden.