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Covington House

Covington Road, Thankerton, Biggar ML12 6NE
Angus and Angela Milner-Brown
T:01899 308024 angela@therathouse.com
Set in seven acres, Covington House stands within both traditional and formal gardens, including an 18th-century walled garden with potager, fruit cages and alpine garden. A fernery and heather garden can be found within one of two small areas of broadleaved woodland. Recently, the original Glebe lands have been acquired which will be managed as a wildflower meadow, with a delightful easy meadow walk. Biodiversity is deliberately being allowed to flourish, in part to help the honeybee apiary near the house, but also to encourage moths, bumblebees and butterflies. Covington, settled as a feudal estate by King David I, has been an important fortified location since at least the 11th century.

Directions: One mile along Covington Road from Thankerton on the left.

Openings:
Sunday 28 June, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
Cancelled
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Scottish Wildlife Trust Ltd 40% & Bumblebee Conservation Trust 20%.
By arrangement 1 May - 31 August (2020)
Cancelled
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Scottish Wildlife Trust Ltd 40% & Bumblebee Conservation Trust 20%.
Sunday/Monday, 24/25 May, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
Cancelled
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Bumblebee Conservation Trust 30% & Scottish Wildlife Trust Ltd 30%.

Other details: On the open days there will be a honeybee stand, together with a moth expert identifying insects found in the garden.

The listing location on a map.