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Willowhill

Willowhill

Forgan, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8RA
Eric Wright and Sally Lorimore
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 17 July - 29 August, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01382 542890 e.g.wright@dundee.ac.uk
An evolving three-acre garden. The house is surrounded by a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations for effect all season. Spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A new ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow has been created in 2019/2020. Come and see!

Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to the Forgan Arts Centre.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Rio Community Centre 20%, Rhet Fife Countryside Initiative Limited 20% & Forgan Arts Centre SCIO 20%
Marlfield

Marlfield

Coldstream TD12 4JT
Christine and Forbes McLennan
Sunday 19 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01890 840700 forbes.mclennan@gmail.com
Marlfield is a two-and-a-half-acre garden with extensive lawns, specimen trees, shrubberies, flower beds, a half-acre woodland wind break, half-acre paddock with a large allotment-type raised vegetable garden, fruit cage and small orchard. The present owners have worked extensively over the past five years to create the allotment and fruit beds from a vacant field. The main garden is still a work in progress, restoring or creating order from what was a very neglected garden. The rockery and fish pond are almost complete. Marlfield is a lovely tranquil garden where one can hear little birds singing and our bees buzzing. 

Directions: Four miles north of Coldstream on the old Duns road. Half a mile off the main road.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 60%
Westwater Farm

Westwater Farm

Langholm DG13 0LU
Mr and Mrs Charlie Clapperton
Sunday 19 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01387 381004 charlieclapperton@hotmail.com
In a wonderful, remote and romantic setting, the interesting walled garden adjacent to the house has both herbaceous plants and shrubs. There is also a woodland garden with a variety of bamboos and interesting trees. Dotted around the house and steadings are some fabulous pots. 

Directions: Thirteen miles from Lockerbie on the B7068 Lockerbie to Langholm road (five miles from Langholm). Entrance is signposted Westwater on the left coming from Lockerbie. Keep to left fork for the house. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
The Tors

The Tors

2 Slamannan Road, Falkirk FK1 5LG
Dr and Mrs D M Ramsay
Sunday 26 July, 2pm - 5:30pm (2020)
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T:01324 620877 dmramsay28@yahoo.co.uk
An award-winning Victorian garden of just over one acre with a secret woodland garden to the side and an orchard leading off to a wild area at the rear of the house. Many unusual maple trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons are the main interest of this garden and two fine avenues of Chinese paperbark maples are especially noteworthy. Featured on The Beechgrove Garden for autumn colour in September 2010, but the best time to see this garden is at the end of July or the beginning of August. Scotland on Sunday featured the house and garden in an article with many lovely photographs in September 2015. 

Directions: The B803 to the south of Falkirk leads to Glenbrae Road. Turn right at the traffic lights into Slamannan Road and The Tors is a Victorian building immediately on the left. The house is within 200 yards of Falkirk High Station. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Strathcarron Hospice 60%
Cally Gardens

Cally Gardens

Cally Avenue, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DJ
Kevin Hughes
Sunday 2 August, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01557 815228 info@callygardens.co.uk
Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the globe. The towering 18th-century walls of what was once the kitchen garden and pleasure garden of Cally House now provide shelter to thousands of rare and exotic plants. The informal garden, which was created by the famous plant collector Michael Wickenden, is now in the care of the plantsman Kevin Hughes. Kevin took ownership of Cally in 2018 and has since brought his own large collection of magnolias, daphnes and trilliums and has also added more collections including galanthus, paeonies and nerines. As an ecologist and environmentalist, Kevin has decided to make Cally a haven for birds, insects and all things wild.

Directions: From Dumfries take the Gatehouse of Fleet turning off the A75, follow the B727 and turn left through the Cally Palace Hotel gateway from where the gardens are well signposted. A regular bus service will stop at the end of Cally Drive if requested.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: WWF-UK 60%
The Pines

The Pines

43, St Ronan's Terrace, Innerleithen EH44 6RB
Fiona and Bill Jack
Sunday 9 August, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:07969 081965 fgbwjack@gmail.com
Camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas thrive in this terraced one-and-a-half-acre garden, perched on the hillside overlooking the town of Innerleithen in the Tweed Valley. Set over four levels, the gardens were created in 1905 around the Arts and Crafts house. Formal lawns, rose garden and herbaceous borders fill the lower terraces. The owners have concentrated on bee friendly flowers to encourage insects as they have a fenced in area for their apiary. On the upper level, a large walled garden with restored glasshouse, original espalier apple trees leading through to wildflower meadows and hillside woodland.

Directions: Bus X62. From Peebles turn left off the A72 on Hall Street which bears right into St Ronan's Terrace. The garden has green gates and is uphill on the left. Free car park at bottom of hill.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Bees for Development 30% & Innerleithen Pipe Band 30%
The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

Quothquan, Biggar ML12 6NA
Mr and Mrs Gordon
Sunday 9 August, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01899 221961 nicolagord@gmail.com
This 200-year-old walled garden was completely redesigned and planted in 2014/15 with contemporary features within a classic design. The garden incorporates a modern rill and banks of colour with perennial flowers in a variety of borders. The resident bees enjoy the large area of traditional meadow flowers as well as the rose garden planted with lavenders, salvias and stocks. Outside the wall you will find mature woodland including a giant sequoia and a wildlife pond. If you are interested in fruit and vegetables, take a look at the raised beds and the peach tree and vine in the greenhouse. 

Directions: Turn off the B7016 between Biggar and Carnwath towards Quothquan. After about a mile, look for signs and turn right at the lodge. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Médecins Sans Frontières 60%
Dalswinton Mill

Dalswinton Mill

Dalswinton, Dumfries DG2 0XY
Colin and Pamela Crosbie
Friday 14 August, Friday 21 August & Friday 28 August, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01387 740070 colincrosbiehort@btinternet.com
A newly created plantsman’s garden set around an 18th-century watermill with the Pennyland Burn running through it. The garden contains a wide range of perennials, trees and shrubs that favour the local climate and have been planted during the last few years. A variety of statuary can be found throughout the garden which sits in a hollow and can be only accessed by steps and there are slopes throughout the garden. Unfortunately, this makes the garden unsuitable for anyone with mobility requirements.

Directions: Garden lies in Dalswinton, halfway between the A76 and the A701 on the Auldgirth to Kirkton Road. From Auldgirth take the first left after the Dalswinton Village Hall. The Mill is on the corner before the bridge. We are unable to offer disabled parking.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: IFDAS 60%
Underwood House

Underwood House

Craigie, Ayrshire KA1 5NG
Baroness Ford of Cunninghame, OBE
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 21/22/23 August, 10am - 4pm. Please email margaretford@hotmail.co.uk to arrange a time slot to visit the garden. (2020)
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T:01563 830719 margaretford@hotmail.co.uk
The garden was laid out in 1780 in the landscape style, fashionable at the time. The original features of the garden remain unchanged, with sweeping lawns, large specimen trees, with a natural pond and burn which runs through the whole garden. The woodland is being restored and replanted with specimen rhododendrons and hydrangeas and woodland carpeters. A formal pleasure garden is being created in sympathetic style. Underwood House provides activity, training and employment for young people with neurological conditions. in 2019 a beautiful sensory area was created by partner schools working with young volunteers from the Prince's Trust.

Directions: South bound on A77 pass Hansel Village, take next left signposted Underwood/Ladykirk. At stone bridge take left, continue to Underwood Lodge. Pass the Lodge, go for 150 yards. Take left to Underwood House. From Ayr on A77 take exit to Symington, take first right, signposted Underwood/Ladykirk. Cross over A77 on to south carriageway.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Underwood House SCIO 60%
Laidlawstiel House

Laidlawstiel House

Clovenfords, Galashiels TD1 1TJ
Mr and Mrs P Litherland
Wednesday/Thursday, 2/3 September, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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Walled garden containing herbaceous border, fruit, and vegetables in raised beds. There are colourful rhododendrons and azaleas as well as splendid views down to the River Tweed. 

Directions: A72 between Clovenfords and Walkerburn, turn up the hill signposted for Thornielee. The house is on the right at the top of the hill. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: CLIC Sargent: Ciaran's House, Edinburgh 60%
Dawyck Botanic Garden

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Stobo EH45 9JU
A Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Sunday 11 October, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01721 760254
Dawyck is a regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh which celebrates its 350th anniversary in 2020. For more information, visit www.rbge.org.uk/350
Stunning collection of rare trees and shrubs. With over 300 years of tree planting, Dawyck is a world-famous arboretum with mature specimens of Chinese conifers, Japanese maples, Brewer’s spruce, the unique Dawyck beech and sequoiadendrons from North America which are over 150 feet tall. Bold herbaceous plantings run along the burn. Range of trails and walks. Fabulous autumn colours.
National Plant Collection: Larix spp. and Tsuga spp
Champion Trees: Numerous

Directions: Eight miles south west of Peebles on the B712. 

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Ardmaddy Castle

Ardmaddy Castle

by Oban PA34 4QY
Mr and Mrs Archie Struthers
Open daily, 9am - dusk (2020)
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T:01852 300353 minette@ardmaddy.com
The gardens lie in a most spectacular setting in the centre of a horseshoe valley sheltered by mixed mature woodlands and the elevated castle standing on a volcanic mound to seaward. The walled garden is full of magnificent rhododendrons, a collection of rare and unusual shrubs and plants, the Clock Garden with its cutting flowers, the Crevice Garden, fruit and vegetables grown with labour saving formality, all within dwarf box hedging. Beyond, a woodland walk, with its 60-foot Hydrangea petiolaris, leads to the Water Garden which in spring has a mantle of bluebells and daffodils and in early summer a riot of Primula candelabra, irises, rodgersias and other damp-loving plants and grasses. There is also lovely autumn colour. This is a plantsman’s garden for all seasons.

Directions: Take the A816 south of Oban for eight miles. Turn right onto the B844 to Seil Island/Easdale. Four miles on, turn left on to Ardmaddy Road (signposted) for a further two miles.

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

Logie House

Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN
Alasdair and Panny Laing
Open daily, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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panny@logie.co.uk
Originally a formal garden with a large area of vegetable production, Logie House garden has been developed since 1991 with emphasis on trees, shrubs and hardy perennials, giving all-year-round interest. The meandering burn and dry stone walls support the creation of a wide variety of planting habitats from dry sunny banks to damp shady areas. Many of the unusual plants are propagated for sale in the Garden Shop at Logie Steading. Also features woodland and river walks. 

Directions: Six miles south of Forres off A940. Follow signs to Logie Steading

Admission: £2.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Druimneil House

Druimneil House

Port Appin PA38 4DQ
Mrs J Glaisher (Gardener: Mr Andrew Ritchie)
30 March - 31 October, dawn - dusk (2020)
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T:01631 730228 druimneilhouse@btinternet.com
Large garden overlooking Loch Linnhe with many fine varieties of mature trees and rhododendrons and other woodland shrubs. Nearer the house, an impressive bank of deciduous azaleas is underplanted with a block of camassia and a range of other bulbs. A small Victorian walled garden is currently being restored. Owner, Janet Glaisher, is the winner of the Diana Macnab Award 2020. She has opened Druimneil House for Scotland’s Garden Scheme for a remarkable 37 years.

Directions: Turn in for Appin off the A828 (Connel/Fort William Road). After two miles, sharp left at Airds Hotel, second house on right.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Appin Parish Church (Church of Scotland) 60%
Attadale

Attadale

Strathcarron IV54 8YX
Mr Ewen Macpherson
15 July - 31 October, 10am - 5:30pm (2020)
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T:01520 722603 info@attadalegardens.com
The Gulf Stream, surrounding hills and rocky cliffs create a microclimate for 20 acres of outstanding water gardens, old rhododendrons, unusual trees and a fern collection in a geodesic dome. There is also a sunken fern garden developed on the site of an early 19th-century drain, a waterfall into a pool with dwarf rhododendrons, sunken garden, peace garden and kitchen garden. Other features include a conservatory, Japanese garden, sculpture collection and giant sundial.

Directions: On the A890 between Strathcarron and South Strome.

Admission: £8.00, children £1.00
Charities: Strathcarron Project: Howard Doris Centre 60%
Leathad Ard

Leathad Ard

Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AQ
Rowena and Stuart Oakley
15 July - 30 September (not Sundays), 10am - 6pm (2020)
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T:01851 643204 stuart.oakley1a@gmail.com
A one-acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag. It has evolved along with the shelter hedges that divide the garden into a number of areas giving a new view at every corner. With shelter and raised beds, the different conditions created permit a wide variety of plants to be grown. Features include herbaceous borders, cutting borders, bog gardens, grass garden, exposed beds, patios, a pond and vegetables and fruit grown both in the open ground and the Keder greenhouse. Some of the vegetables are grown to show standards.

Directions: On the A858 Shawbost-Carloway, first right after the Carloway football pitch, and the first house on the right. By bus take the Westside circular bus, exit Stornoway, head for Carloway football pitch.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: British Red Cross 60%
Inveraray Castle Gardens

Inveraray Castle Gardens

Inveraray PA32 8XF
The Duke and Duchess of Argyll
17 July - 31 October (not Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays), 10am - 5:45pm (2020)
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T:01499 302203 enquiries@inveraray-castle.com
Rhododendrons and azaleas abound and flower from April to June. Very fine specimens of Cedrus deodars, Sequoiadendron giganteum (wellingtonia), Cryptomeria japonica, Taxus baccata and others thrive in the damp climate. The Flag-Borders on each side of the main drive with paths in the shape of Scotland’s national flag, the St Andrew’s Cross, are outstanding in spring with Prunus ‘Ukon’ and P. subhirtella and are underplanted with rhododendrons, eucryphias, shrubs and herbaceous plants giving interest all year. Bluebell Festival during flowering period in May.

Directions: Inveraray is 60 miles north of Glasgow on the banks of Loch Fyne on the A83 and 15 miles from Dalmally on the A819. Regular bus service from Glasgow - Lochgilphead.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Dal an Eas

Dal an Eas

Kilmore, Oban PA34 4XU
Mary Lindsay
By arrangement between 1 April - 30 September (2020)
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T:01631 770246 dalaneas@live.com
An informal country garden with the aim of increasing the biodiversity of native plants and insects while adding interest and colour with introduced trees, shrubs and naturalised perennials. There is a structured garden round the house and beyond there are extensive flower-filled ‘meadows’ with five different species of native orchid. Grass paths lead to waterfalls, vegetable plot, woodland garden, views and ancient archaeological sites.

Directions: From Oban take the A816 to Kilmore three-and-a-half miles south of Oban. Turn left on road to Barran and Musdale. Keep left at junction for Connel. Dal an Eas is approximately one mile on the left before the big hedges.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Hope: Oban 60%
Inchmill Cottage

Inchmill Cottage

Glenprosen, near Kirriemuir DD8 4SA
Iain Nelson
By arrangement between 1 April - 30 September (2020)
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T:01575 540452
This is a long, sloping and terraced garden at over 800 feet in the Braes of Angus, developed to be a garden for all seasons. Half is dominated by bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas, meconopsis and clematis. The other half is mainly later summer bulbs, herbaceous plants and roses. There is also a rockery/scree and fernery.

Directions: Please DO NOT use SatNav. From Kirriemuir take the B955 (signposted to The Glens) to Dykehead (about five miles). From there follow the Prosen sign for about five miles. Inchmill is the white-fronted cottage beside the phone box.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: The Archie Foundation 60%
Baile Geamhraidh

Baile Geamhraidh

Isle of Lismore, Oban, Argyll PA34 5UL
Eva Tombs
By arrangement between 1 May - 1 October (2020)
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T:01631 760128 eva.tombs@gmail.com
This unique garden forms part of a biodynamic farm on the Island of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides. Created quite recently from a field, the garden has a strong geometric layout that reflects the ecclesiastical history of the island. It has a vegetable garden, a tree nursery, a physic garden and an orchard. Wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies abound. Standing stones, meadows, new woodlands, mountains and the sea encompass the whole. Some weeds and long grass benefit the Lismore herd of rare breed Shetland horned cattle that roam the fields round about.

Directions: From the Oban to Lismore ferry travel west then north for seven miles till you see the SGS yellow sign. Travel up the track over two cattle grids and follow the arrows. From Port Appin to Lismore ferry (foot and cycles) travel one-and-a-half miles till you see the SGS yellow sign and as above.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Lismore Parish Church (Church of Scotland): St Moluag’s Cathedral on Lismore 30%
Barnweil Garden

Barnweil Garden

Craigie, near Kilmarnock KA1 5NE
Mr and Mrs Ronald W Alexander
By arrangement between 15 July - 30 August (2020)
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ronaldwalexander@btinternet.com
Rhododendrons and azaleas thrive in the woodlands set on heavy clay soil with a dense underplanting of candelabra primulas and other woodlanders. Oscar’s Ditch, dug three years ago, is now fully planted with gunnera, bamboo, rheum, grasses, iris, ferns and hostas. A path leads from the lawn on the south side of the house through heavy shade, bursting into the Golden Glade with golden-leaved and -flowered trees, shrubs designed to give a blink of sunshine on dreich days, including golden acer, elderflower, philadelphus, ornamental bramble, grasses, hostas, etc. Nearby are drifts of 'Postford White' candelabra primula self-seeding every year, interplanted with meconopsis and black iris. Early variety roses and herbaceous planting should be flowering in the more open borders around the house lawns.

Directions: Two miles from Craigie. Right off B730, two miles south of A77 heading to Tarbolton. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Tarbolton Parish Church of Scotland 40% & CLDF 20%
101 Greenbank Crescent

101 Greenbank Crescent

Edinburgh EH10 5TA
Jerry and Christine Gregson
By arrangement between 15 July - 27 September (2020)
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T:0131 447 6492 jerry_gregson@yahoo.co.uk
The house is on a busy bus route but hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site. There are views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills. Paths wind down from the new oval lawn, past a handsome magnolia tree, to a terrace which overlooks a water feature and established flowering shrubs. Less common species include Neillia thibetica and dierama. Further steps lead past a scree bed of azalea and rhododendron to a productive area of vegetable beds and fruit trees. A neatly concealed composting area includes wood and earth piles as a home for wildlife. We aim to have colour, contrast, and interest all year round.

Directions: From the city centre take the A702 through Morningside. Continue uphill and turn right at Greenbank Church on to Greenbank Crescent. Buses 5 and 16 and the stop is for Greenbank Row. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Shelter Scotland 60%
The Tors

The Tors

2 Slamannan Road, Falkirk FK1 5LG
Dr and Mrs D M Ramsay
By arrangement between 15 July - 30 September (2020)
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T:01324 620877 dmramsay28@yahoo.co.uk
An award-winning Victorian garden of just over one acre with a secret woodland garden to the side and an orchard leading off to a wild area at the rear of the house. Many unusual maple trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons are the main interest of this garden and two fine avenues of Chinese paperbark maples are especially noteworthy. Featured on The Beechgrove Garden for autumn colour in September 2010, but the best time to see this garden is at the end of July or the beginning of August. Scotland on Sunday featured the house and garden in an article with many lovely photographs in September 2015. 

Directions: The B803 to the south of Falkirk leads to Glenbrae Road. Turn right at the traffic lights into Slamannan Road and The Tors is a Victorian building immediately on the left. The house is within 200 yards of Falkirk High Station. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Strathcarron Hospice 60%
No 3 Mains of Burgie

No 3 Mains of Burgie

by Forres, Moray IV36 2QZ
Mandeigh Wells-Ali
By arrangement between 15 July - 30 September (2020)
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mandeigh@gmail.com
The hidden garden behind the hedge where cultivated and wild meet. We have no ‘weeds’ in this garden which is managed as a pollinator’s paradise. This small cottage garden also contains a sunny courtyard, a Japanese area leading into a tiny woodland garden and onto the mixed border. Both the fish pond and wildlife pond support toads, newts, frogs and dragonflies. The main beds are an immersion in nectar-rich plants and bright colours. Various species of cultivars mingle with wild plants such as ground elder to create a species rich feast.

Directions: Located off the A96 between Forres and Elgin, four miles east of Forres - sign to Burgie Mains/Arboretum. Turn south off the main road and head up the hill, past the sign to Arboretum, keep left and up to hairpin bend right at the top. No 3 is the right-hand cottage. Parking in the field next door. Bus 10 stops on along the main road at the bottom of the lane to the cottage/arboretum.

Admission: by donation
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Auldbyres Farm Garden

Auldbyres Farm Garden

Coylton KA6 6HG
Marshall and Sue Veitch
By arrangement between 15 July - 30 September (2020)
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su.pavet@btinternet.com
Surrounded by a working farm, this compact garden has mature shrubs, wildlife pond, bog garden and stream. The exposed location has been challenging, but compensated for by stunning views towards Ayr and Arran. Shelter is provided by an unobtrusive boundary fence, ‘borrowing’ the panoramic landscape. The crisp freshness of the well-behaved spring borders, with woodland gems, gives way to a riot of summer perennial favourites. In addition, an extensive ‘pot theatre’ of containers brightens the farmyard with seasonal displays. There are small vegetable beds and a five-bay polytunnel (grapevine, tomatoes, basil, cucumber and oleanders). Dogs on leads for family farm walks through bluebell woods.

Directions: In Coylton take road signposted B742, past Coylton Arms Pub in Low Coylton, Auldbyres signposted on left after half a mile. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Beatson Cancer Charity 60%
Laundry Cottage

Laundry Cottage

Culdrain, Gartly, Huntly AB54 4PY
Judith McPhun
By arrangement between 15 July - 31 December (2020)
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T:01466 720768 judithmcphun@icloud.com
An informal cottage-style garden of about one-and-a-half acres by the river Bogie. Two contrasting steep slopes make up the wilder parts. The more intensively gardened area round the cottage includes a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees, an orchard area and fruit and vegetable plots, making a garden of year-round interest. 

Directions: Four miles south of Huntly on the A97. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust 60%
Liggat Cheek Cottage

Liggat Cheek Cottage

Baltersan, Newton Stewart DG8 6AX
Philip and Jennifer Bradley
By arrangement between 15 July - 30 September (2020)
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T:01671 402639 bradley@liggat.plus.com
The garden is approximately half an acre and includes a small woodland and shade area with ferns, hostas, trilliums, erythroniums and many other shade-loving plants. The rest of the garden is divided into informal ‘rooms’ with large borders containing herbaceous perennials, shrubs, conifers, grasses, etc. There is one south-facing bed devoted to less hardy plants including agaves, yuccas, cordylines, aeoniums and tetrapanax. The garden was featured in an episode of The Beechgrove Garden on 5 September 2019.

Directions: From Newton Stewart roundabout (A75) towards Wigtown (A714) Scotland’s National Book Town. Approximately two miles from the roundabout on the right, above Baltersan Farm on the left. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Euan Macdonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research 60%
Maolachy's Garden

Maolachy's Garden

Lochavich, by Kilmelford PA35 1HJ
Georgina Dalton
By arrangement between 15 July - 31 December (2020)
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T:01866 844212
Three acres of woodland garden with a tumbling burn — created in a small glen over 40 years. At an altitude of 450 feet and two weeks behind the coastal changes, the growing season is shorter. By not struggling to grow tender or late species, the owner can enjoy those that are happy to grow well here and give everyone much pleasure. Snowdrops, followed by early rhododendrons, masses of daffodils in many varieties, bluebells, wildflowers and azaleas, primulas and irises. A productive vegetable patch and tunnel feed the gardener and family.

Directions: Ignore SatNav. A816 to Kilmelford. Turn uphill between shop and church, signposted Lochavich 6, steep and twisty road with hairpin bend shortly after leaving village, check for passing places. Maolachy Drive is four miles from village. Cross three county cattle grids; after the third ignore the forestry tracks to left and right. Continue downhill towards Loch Avich, and Maolachy is up on the left, first house after Kilmelford.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Hope: Oban 30% & Kilninver & Kilmelford Parish Church Of Scotland: Kilmelford Church Project 30%