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Shepherd House

Shepherd House

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TH
Sir Charles and Lady Fraser
Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 29 February 2pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:0131 665 2570 ann.shepherdhouse@gmail.com
A constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, rose parterres, a rill and fountains. At its heart are the plants filling every border, spilling over arches and lining paths, which are the inspiration for Ann’s paintings. The season starts with the snowdrop collection of over 70 cultivars, moves on through hellebores, tulips, irises and roses. One of the garden's features is a mirror steel diamond sculpture to commemorate the Frasers' diamond wedding anniversary and 60 years in this garden. 

Directions: The garden is near Musselburgh. From the A1 take the A6094 exit signposted Wallyford and Dalkeith and follow signs to Inveresk.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Trees For Life 60%
Kirkton Manor House

Kirkton Manor House

Peebles EH45 9JH
Mrs Rosemary Thorburn
Wednesday only from 14 - 28 February, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01721 740220 rpthorburn@icloud.com
Kirkton Manor House has a delightful, three-acre, informal country garden set in the beautiful Manor Valley. It enjoys spectacular open views and calling curlews from its riverside position. Bluebells flank the impressive entrance leading to a new shrub border. Stone steps continue through to terraced slopes filled with bulbs, roses and hellebores providing height, interest and fragrance. Grass paths meander along the burn where snowdrops, blue and white camassia, meconopsis, and ligularia thrive in this sunny meadow environment. Later, in June, sisyrinchiums, irises, orchids and many flowering shrubs and roses are abundant. The natural woodland includes many interesting trees.

Directions: Turn off the A72 west of Neidpath Castle, signposted to Kirkton Manor. After crossing the River Tweed, enter a garden gate which is a mile downhill, opposite a Beware Horses sign.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Kinblethmont House

Kinblethmont House

by Arbroath, Angus DD11 4RW
The Ramsay family
Saturday/Sunday, 24/25 February, 10am - 4pm. Feel free to buy tickets in advance online or just turn up on the day. (2024)
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info@kinblethmont.com
Kinblethmont is an historic estate which, with its advantageous elevated position, has been settled since Pictish times. In the centre is the Victorian mansion house surrounded by beautiful policy woodlands where specimen trees and snowdrops abound. Paths take you through the woods past the old pet cemetery and to the walled garden with children’s play area. A longer walk will take you up around the solar park with spectacular views over to the Angus hills and the North Sea.

Directions: From Forfar/Brechin, take the A933 towards Arbroath, turn left to Friockheim. Drive through Friockheim and continue along the road, past the crematorium, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and continue along this road, past a crossroads, until you enter Kinblethmont estate on your left.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Friockhub 60%
Scone Palace Garden

Scone Palace Garden

Perth PH2 6BD
The Earl & Countess of Mansfield
Saturday 24th February, 10am - 3pm for Snowdrops and Winter Walks, free access but an entry donation of £5.00 is requested. A small selection of specialised snowdrops will be for sale from our gift shop with our coffee shop open for a selection of refreshments. (2024)
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Scone Palace will be hosting a day to celebrate the snowdrop display that grows in the gardens and grounds of this historic site. A waymarked 'Snowdrop Walk' will guide you through the Friars Den, Victorian Pinetum and down the old drive lined with an avenue of lime trees. Join the Palace gardens team as they plant up a wooded area of the grounds for a new snowdrop display. Here you will learn to increase your own snowdrop display at home where lifting, splitting and transplanting will be demonstrated. As a thank you, a gift of a few snowdrops will be given to improve or start your own collection.

Directions: Two miles from Perth on the A93 Perth/Braemar road. Well signposted.

Admission: by donation
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Stuckenduff

Stuckenduff

Shore Road, Shandon G84 8NW
Colin & Louise Burnet
Sunday 25 February, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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Stuckenduff is a three-and-a-half acre garden overlooking the Gareloch with mature trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, mixed borders and a magical carpet of bluebells in May. The garden was partially re-landscaped in 2001 when a tennis court was laid alongside the original old walls. The annual snowdrop display spreads from January to March and is a treat to behold for any galanthophile.

Directions: Stuckenduff is on Shore Road, off the A814, take the Kings Point/Queens Point exit then turn sharply left onto the slip road. Entrance is opposite the post box.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Muscular Dystrophy UK: Georgie's Genes 30% & Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust 30%
Lawton House

Lawton House

Inverkeilor, by Arbroath DD11 4RU
Cate and Simon Dessain
Thursday 29 February, Friday 1 March & Saturday 2 March, 10am - 5pm (2024)
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Woodland garden of beech trees, carpeted with snowdrops, aconites and crocuses in spring, set around a 1755 house. There is also a walled garden planted with fruit trees and vegetables. The property was owned for many years by Elizabeth and Patrick Allan-Fraser who remodelled Hospitalfield House in Arbroath.

Directions: Take the B965 between Inverkeilor and Friockheim, turn right at the sign for Angus Chain Saws. Drive approximately 200 metres, then take the first right.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Siobhan's Trust 60%
Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens

Peebles EH45 9HT
Susan and Steve Plag
Sunday 3 March, 10am - 4pm (2024)
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T:01721 720682
Kailzie Gardens sits at the heart of the Tweed Valley just a mile east of Peebles occupying a beautiful position on the River Tweed. At its heart lies the stunning walled garden with plantings of many unusual shrubs, laburnum arches, an enchanting rose garden and spectacular herbaceous borders and one of the best examples of a Mackenzie and Moncur glasshouse still in existence, filled with fuchsias, pelargoniums and exotics. The garden also features prize winning show vegetables. The surrounding woodlands have one of the best laid arboretums in Scotland, with champion trees and specimens (including the oldest larch), providing acres of captivating woodland and burnside walks and spectacular vistas.
Champion Trees: Larch planted 1725

Directions: A mile east of Peebles on the B7062.

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: Tweed Togs SCIO 60%
Ecclesgreig Castle

Ecclesgreig Castle

St Cyrus DD10 0DP
Mr Gavin Farquhar
Sunday 3 March, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01224 214301 enquiries@ecclesgreig.com
Ecclesgreig Castle, Victorian Gothic on a 16th-century core, is internationally famous as an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The snowdrop walk (over 150 varieties of snowdrops) starts at the castle, meanders around the estate, along woodland paths and the pond, ending at the garden. In the Italian balustraded gardens, there is a 140-foot-long herbaceous border, classical statues and stunning shaped topiary with views across St Cyrus to the sea. Started from a derelict site, development continues. Also to be found in the grounds is the ancient well of St Cyrus. 

Directions: Ecclesgreig will be signposted from the A92 Coast Road and from the A937 Montrose/Laurencekirk Road. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Girlguiding Montrose District 60%
Cleghorn

Cleghorn

Stable House, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark ML11 7RN
Mr and Mrs R Eliott Lockhart
Sunday 3 March, 2pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01555 663792 eliottlockhart.nicky@gmail.com
Eighteenth-century garden gradually being returned to its former layout. Lawns with mature trees, shrubs, abundant snowdrops and a woodland walk along the valley, formed by 12th-century dams that were originally built to form fish ponds. The valley has been totally cleared in the last couple of years and the burn and snowdrops are now visible from both sides of the valley. Visitors are welcome to return when the daffodils are in flower.

Directions: Cleghorn Farm is situated two-miles north of Lanark off the A706.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Hope and Homes for Children 60%
Kirkton Manor House

Kirkton Manor House

Peebles EH45 9JH
Mrs Rosemary Thorburn
Wednesday only from 6 - 27 March, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01721 740220 rpthorburn@icloud.com
Kirkton Manor House has a delightful, three-acre, informal country garden set in the beautiful Manor Valley. It enjoys spectacular open views and calling curlews from its riverside position. Bluebells flank the impressive entrance leading to a new shrub border. Stone steps continue through to terraced slopes filled with bulbs, roses and hellebores providing height, interest and fragrance. Grass paths meander along the burn where snowdrops, blue and white camassia, meconopsis, and ligularia thrive in this sunny meadow environment. Later, in June, sisyrinchiums, irises, orchids and many flowering shrubs and roses are abundant. The natural woodland includes many interesting trees.

Directions: Turn off the A72 west of Neidpath Castle, signposted to Kirkton Manor. After crossing the River Tweed, enter a garden gate which is a mile downhill, opposite a Beware Horses sign.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Humbie Dean

Humbie Dean

Humbie EH36 5PW
Frank Kirwan
Wednesday 20 March, Wednesday 17 April, Wednesday 15 May, Wednesday 12 June, Wednesday 17 July, Wednesday 14 August & Wednesday 2 October, 10:30am - 4pm (2024)
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frank.kirwan@gmail.com
A two-acre ornamental and wooded garden on a variety of levels, sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet, planted for interest throughout the season. A limited palette of plants with hosta, hellebores, perennial geraniums, primula, meconopsis, martagon lilies, clematis, spring bulbs, ground cover, herbaceous and shrub planting, bluebell meadow, mature and recent azalea and rhododendron planting. The lower sections of the garden are only accessible by a series of steps.

Directions: Enter Humbie from the A68, pass the school and the village hall on the left then immediately turn right just before the Humbie Hub. Take the second left and Humbie Dean is on the left between two small bridges. Limited parking.  Find using what3words: shorthand.frog.limbs

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Mamie Martin Fund 60%
Tinnisburn Plants

Tinnisburn Plants

Upper Millsteads, Canonbie DG14 0RY
Helen Knowles
Saturday/Sunday, 23/24 March, 10am - 4pm. The Scilla National Plant Collection will be on display (2024)
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T:07544 373815 helen@tinnisburn.co.uk
Developed over the last 36 years, this one-acre plantsman's garden is home to an eclectic mix of truly hardy perennials, trees and shrubs. Planted for year-round colour and interest and to provide habitats for wildlife, there is something new to see each month. There is a woodland garden, rockery, bog garden, herbaceous borders and much more. Meconopsis grow well here and more are being planted out every year. In addition to the garden, there is a small orchard, wildlife ponds and mown paths through the wildflower meadows and, if you're lucky, you may spot red squirrels.
National Plant Collection: Scilla (Chionodoxa)

Directions: Take the B6357 north from Canonbie. At Harelaw turn left onto the B6318 and after 1 mile turn right onto our track. It is 1.5 miles long and is untarmacked but suitable for all vehicles. Just drive slowly and carefully.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Fauna & Flora International 30% & Macmillan Cancer Support 30%
The Limes

The Limes

Kirkcudbright DG6 4XD
David and Carolyn McHale
Sunday 24 March & Sunday 19 May, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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carolyn.mchale@btinternet.com
This one-and-a-quarter acre plantswoman’s garden has a variety of different plant habitats: woodland, dry sunny gravel beds, rock garden, crevice garden and mixed perennial and shrub borders. There is also a large productive vegetable garden. The McHales like to grow most of their plants from seed obtained through various international seed exchanges. You can expect to see a large number of unusual and exciting plants. The garden is full of colour with an abundance of spring flowers in March, and in late May and early June the meconopsis should be at their best. The gravel garden comes into its own in July and continues through until winter. Hardy cyclamen are a big favourite and one species or another is in flower in almost every month of the year. Winter is a good time to admire their varied leaf forms.

Directions: In Kirkcudbright go straight along St Mary Street towards Dundrennan. The Limes is on the right, about half a mile from the town centre crossroads, on the edge of the town.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Friends Of Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool 60%
Bughtrig

Bughtrig

near Leitholm, Coldstream TD12 4JP
Mr and Mrs William Ramsay
Friday 29 March, Saturday 30 March, Sunday 31 March & Monday 1 April, 9am - 4:30pm (2024)
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ramsay@bughtrig.co.uk
A traditional, hedged, Scottish family garden with an interesting combination of sculpture, herbaceous plants, shrubs, annuals and fruit. It is surrounded by fine specimen trees, which provide remarkable shelter. In the grounds of Bughtrig Gardens is the recently opened Admiral Ramsay Museum, which has been created in memory of all who served at D-Day, Dunkirk and during World War II.

Directions: ¼ mile east of Leitholm on the B6461. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Stobshiel House

Stobshiel House

Humbie EH36 5PD
Mr Maxwell and Lady Sarah Ward
Wednesdays only from 3 - 24 April 9.30am - 3pm (2024)
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T:01875 833646 stobshiel@gmail.com
The garden at Stobshiel House is effectively split into four main parts viz., the walled garden, the shrubbery, the pond and lawns and the woodland areas. Each area is laid out and planted to provide the visitor with all year round interest from swathes of aconites, snowdrops, narcissi in spring to a vast array of perennials, roses, clematis and annuals throughout summer and autumn. The extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees offer a fantastic backdrop during all seasons.

Directions: On the B6368 Haddington/Humbie road; sign to Stobshiel one mile. Find using what3words: jumbo.hides.blogs

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Fostering Compassion, SCIO 60%
Kirkton Manor House

Kirkton Manor House

Peebles EH45 9JH
Mrs Rosemary Thorburn
Wednesday only from 3 - 24 April, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01721 740220 rpthorburn@icloud.com
Kirkton Manor House has a delightful, three-acre, informal country garden set in the beautiful Manor Valley. It enjoys spectacular open views and calling curlews from its riverside position. Bluebells flank the impressive entrance leading to a new shrub border. Stone steps continue through to terraced slopes filled with bulbs, roses and hellebores providing height, interest and fragrance. Grass paths meander along the burn where snowdrops, blue and white camassia, meconopsis, and ligularia thrive in this sunny meadow environment. Later, in June, sisyrinchiums, irises, orchids and many flowering shrubs and roses are abundant. The natural woodland includes many interesting trees.

Directions: Turn off the A72 west of Neidpath Castle, signposted to Kirkton Manor. After crossing the River Tweed, enter a garden gate which is a mile downhill, opposite a Beware Horses sign.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Fingask Castle

Fingask Castle

Rait PH2 7SA
Mr and Mrs Andrew Murray Threipland
Sunday 7 April, 1pm - 4:30pm (2024)
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T:01821 670777 ext 4 & 6 andrew@fingaskcastle.com
Scotland’s only surrealist garden: spectacular topiary staggers across the garden bumping into stone globes, marble balls, statues and a figure of Alice (in Wonderland). Other literary and historical characters are scattered among the 17th-century pleasure gardens. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his father are said to have approached the castle up the long yew avenue known as 'The King's Walk'. A 15-minute walk takes you down to the dell beneath the castle and St Peter’s Well – a stopping place for medieval pilgrims on their way to the bones of the saintly Queen Margaret at Dunkeld Cathedral. Return via a Chinese bridge, Gabriel’s bridge, an iron age fort, along a stream, past Sir Stuart’s House and back to the castle via the Old Orchard. There are large drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and flowering shrubs in season. A wollemi pine has recently been planted.
Giant 120 year old Redwoods: both Sempervirens and Giganteum
Champion Trees: Pinus wallichiana (Bhutan Pine) Metasequoia glyptostroboides and the handsome remnants of what was the largest walnut in Scotland.

Directions: Half-way between Perth and Dundee. From the A90 follow signs to Rait until small crossroad, turn right and follow signs to Fingask.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Fingask Follies 30% & All Saints Episcopal Church 30%
Auchmacoy

Auchmacoy

Ellon AB41 8RB
Mr and Mrs Charles Buchan
Sunday 7 April, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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Auchmacoy House’s attractive policies feature spectacular displays of thousands of daffodils.

Directions: A90 from Aberdeen. Turn right to Auchmacoy/Collieston. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: St Mary On The Rock Episcopal Church Ellon 30% & Saint James Church Cruden Bay 30%
Dundonnell House

Dundonnell House

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QW
Dundonnell Estates
Thursday 11 April, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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T:07789 390028 sueandwill@icloud.com
Camellias, magnolias and bulbs in spring, rhododendrons and laburnum walk in this ancient walled garden. Exciting planting in new borders gives all year colour, centred around one of the oldest yew trees in Scotland. A new water sculpture, midsummer roses, recently restored unique Victorian glass house, riverside walk, arboretum - all in the valley below the peaks of An Teallach.
Champion Trees: Yew and Holly

Directions: Turn off the A835 at Braemore on to the A832. After 11 miles take the Badralloch turn for a ½ mile.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Fauna & Flora International 30% & Multiple Sclerosis Society 30%
A Blackbird Sings

A Blackbird Sings

20 Kings Park, Longniddry EH32 0QL
Graham and Maxine Pettigrew
Saturday 13 April, Saturday 18 May, Saturday 13 July & Saturday 17 August, 1pm - 5pm (2024)
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T:01875 853003
Situated in the Glassel Park Estate, the planting of this long garden reflects East Lothian habitats including heather moorland, grassland and woodland as well as areas of related plant types such as rockery, roses, ferns and paeonies. Together they form a pattern of gardens within a garden. A large water lily pond houses newts and a second pond within a rockery is fed by a waterfall. A cold conservatory contains cacti and insectivorous plants. Vertical structure is provided by a large number of specimen small trees such as cornus, maples, magnolias, contorted robinia, Chinese rowan and honey locust. Animal and bird carvings in wood reflect the local fauna.

Directions: By car: enter Dean Road from A198, right at Kings Avenue, right at Kings Park. By bus (124): Old Dean Road stop, down Old Dean Road, right at Kings Avenue, right at Kings Park.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Leuchie 30% & Scottish Wildlife Trust Ltd 30%
Winton Castle

Winton Castle

Pencaitland EH34 5AT
Sir Francis Ogilvy, Winton Trust
Sunday 14 April, 12pm - 4:30pm (2024)
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T:01875 340222
An historic Renaissance and neoGothic Castle estate in East Lothian, just 30 minutes from Edinburgh. Set in mature and colourful grounds. A glorious spring display of daffodils and cherry blossom surrounds the castle, whilst extensive mixed borders and a wisteria walkway provide interest in the Walled Garden. Take a walk around Sir David’s Loch, the natural woodland area at The Dell and enjoy the beautiful borders of the castle terraces, accessed by gravelled sloping pathways and stone steps.

Directions: Entrance off the B6355 Tranent/Pencaitland Road. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: East Lothian Foodbank 60%
3 Millhall

3 Millhall

Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Mr Alan Shamash
Sunday 14 April, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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T:01557 870352 shamash@freeuk.com
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare Southern Hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay. 

Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon Beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five-minute walk to the house. Please note there will be no vehicular access to 3 Millhall and all visitors should park at Dhoon Beach and walk up to the property.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Kirkcudbright Hospital League Of Friends 30% & Alzheimer's Research UK 30%
Harlaw Farmhouse

Harlaw Farmhouse

Eccles near Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7RA
Jean Wood
Sunday 14 April, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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T:07883422519 jean.greenfingers@gmail.com
Harlaw is set in a one-acre garden surrounding a typical Berwickshire farmhouse, in a truly rural setting with lovely Border views. The owner has spent many years building up a collection of over 65 varieties of named daffodils and narcissus, naturalised throughout the garden. It has a mature nuttery with several highly productive walnut, hazel and gingko biloba trees and an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. In the summer there is a large cutting garden and vegetable patch. There are two greenhouses with a large cactus collection. The gardener is a keen plantswoman, propagating most of her own stock.

Directions: From the east drive through Eccles village then take the first turning on the right signposted Loan Knowe. Continue to the cycle route sign, turn left and the house is one mile on the left. From Ednam, go through the village, take the left turn to Hume, go to the T-junction, turn right and continue to the white cottage, take the right fork cycle route and Harlaw is ½ mile on the right.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Border Womens Aid 60%
Megginch Castle

Megginch Castle

Errol PH2 7SW
Giles Herdman and Catherine Drummond-Herdman
Sunday 14 April, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
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T:01821 642222 info@megginch.com
There really is no place like home!
Come and spend time walking through the daffodils, across the green lawns, peek into the serene ancient stone chapel, walk through the peaceful walled garden and into the 10 acre heritage orchard. Then back into the warmth of the conservatory for a good blether and hot cup of tea or two - not forgetting some cake of course! Another Magical Megginch afternoon which we want to share with you, your family and friends - two and four-legged!
National Plant Collection: Scottish cider apples, Scottish Heritage apples and pears
Champion Trees: Acer palmatum

Directions: Ten miles from Perth and Dundee directly off the A90, Perth-bound carriageway, 600 yards after the Errol/Rait flyover, on the left hand side, 300 yards after Beware Pedestrians Crossing sign, or signed entrance just before the level crossing in Errol Station.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Shepherd House

Shepherd House

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TH
Sir Charles and Lady Fraser
Tuesday & Thursday 16 - 30 April 2pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:0131 665 2570 ann.shepherdhouse@gmail.com
A constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, rose parterres, a rill and fountains. At its heart are the plants filling every border, spilling over arches and lining paths, which are the inspiration for Ann’s paintings. The season starts with the snowdrop collection of over 70 cultivars, moves on through hellebores, tulips, irises and roses. One of the garden's features is a mirror steel diamond sculpture to commemorate the Frasers' diamond wedding anniversary and 60 years in this garden. 

Directions: The garden is near Musselburgh. From the A1 take the A6094 exit signposted Wallyford and Dalkeith and follow signs to Inveresk.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Trees For Life 60%
Tinnisburn Plants

Tinnisburn Plants

Upper Millsteads, Canonbie DG14 0RY
Helen Knowles
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 April, 10am - 4pm. Daffodils will be on display. (2024)
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T:07544 373815 helen@tinnisburn.co.uk
Developed over the last 36 years, this one-acre plantsman's garden is home to an eclectic mix of truly hardy perennials, trees and shrubs. Planted for year-round colour and interest and to provide habitats for wildlife, there is something new to see each month. There is a woodland garden, rockery, bog garden, herbaceous borders and much more. Meconopsis grow well here and more are being planted out every year. In addition to the garden, there is a small orchard, wildlife ponds and mown paths through the wildflower meadows and, if you're lucky, you may spot red squirrels.
National Plant Collection: Scilla (Chionodoxa)

Directions: Take the B6357 north from Canonbie. At Harelaw turn left onto the B6318 and after 1 mile turn right onto our track. It is 1.5 miles long and is untarmacked but suitable for all vehicles. Just drive slowly and carefully.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Fauna & Flora International 30% & Macmillan Cancer Support 30%
17a Menzieshill Road

17a Menzieshill Road

Dundee DD2 1PS
Mr and Mrs John Stoa
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 April & Saturday/Sunday, 4/5 May, 11am - 4pm (2024)
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This Dundee garden is on a fairly steep slope with steps and paths. It features a riot of colour in April/May with thousands of tulip bulbs planted over the years. This display continues with azaleas and rhododendrons. There is a large fig tree and a grapevine ‘Brant’ growing on south facing walls. In the greenhouse John grows four grapevines, ‘Phoenix’, ‘Seigerrebe’, ‘Muller Thurgau’ and ‘Solaris’, used for his Muscat flavoured wines, and three varieties of tomato. John is a horticulturist, evidenced by some unusual fruit varieties including Saskatoon. John is also an artist and his art gallery will be open to visitors .

Directions: Turn off the A85/Riverside Avenue at the roundabout towards Dundee Botanic Gardens. Pass the Botanics, road bears left and becomes Perth Road. Right onto Invergowrie Drive and first left on Menzieshill Road. Buses 5 and 5A to the foot of Glamis Road and walk west to Invergowrie Drive. In Menzieshill Road look for the garden with the prominent white stemmed birch tree.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Cancer Research UK 60%
Westhall Castle

Westhall Castle

Oyne, Inverurie AB52 6RW
Mr Gavin Farquhar
Sunday 21 April, 1pm - 4pm (2024)
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T:01224 214301 enquiries@ecclesgreig.com
Set in an ancient landscape in the foothills of the impressive and foreboding hill of Bennachie, is a circular walk through glorious daffodils with outstanding views. This interesting garden is in the early stages of restoration, with large groupings of rhododendrons and specimen trees. Westhall Castle is a 16th-century tower house, incorporating a 13th-century building of the bishops of Aberdeen. There were additions in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The castle is semi-derelict, but stabilised from total dereliction. A fascinating house encompassing 600 years of alteration and additions.

Directions: Marked from the A96 at Old Rayne and from Oyne Village.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: 1st Insch Scout Group 60%
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SGS Kilmacolm Plant Sale

Outside Kilmacolm Library, Kilmacolm PA13 4LE
Scotland's Gardens Scheme
Saturday 27 April, 10am - 12pm (2024)
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Spring and summer plant sales in the middle of Kilmacolm

Directions: The plant sale will be held at the Cross outside the Library and Cargill centre in the middle of Kilmacolm. Accessible by McGill's buses.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Pancreatic Cancer Action 60%
16 Mulla

16 Mulla

Voe, Shetland ZE2 9XQ
Linda Richardson
Saturday/Sunday, 27/28 April, 10:30am - 4:30pm (2024)
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T:07765 037516 linda@lindarichardson.co.uk
A garden on the Clubb of Mulla, a hillside overlooking Olnafirth with views of the sea and Lower Voe. Started in October 2016, the steep overgrown plot looked like a continuation of the moor at the back of the house. This garden shows what can be achieved in a very windy and exposed situation, battling against the extremes of the Shetland weather. Gardening with wildlife in mind, trees were planted in the spring of 2017, now providing shelter for birds. Six years on, there are herbaceous borders, rockery, a vegetable bed, 3.6 x 2.4 metre greenhouse, mini wildflower meadow strips and a natural water feature which is a long drainage ditch planted up with willows and water-loving plants. Always a work in progress, more trees will be added this year. The owner is an artist-printmaker with an open studio that folk are welcome to look round too.

Directions: Eighteen miles north of Lerwick on the A970 is Voe. Pass the North Isles junction and Tagon Stores on your right. Turn right into Mulla and number 16 is up the hill on your left. Bus no. 21 (Hillswick) and 23 (Toft) stop on the main road at the bottom of Mulla.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Shetland UHI: Shetland Community Wildlife Group 60%