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Inchmill Cottage

Inchmill Cottage

Glenprosen, near Kirriemuir DD8 4SA
Iain Nelson
Thursday 16 April, Thursday 7 May, Thursday 21 May, Thursday 4 June, Thursday 18 June, Thursday 16 July, Thursday 13 August & Thursday 17 September, 2pm - 5pm (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%
The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

Broughton Place, Broughton, Biggar ML12 6HJ
Jane and Graham Buchanan-Dunlop
Tuesday 2 June, Tuesday 9 June, Tuesday 30 June & Tuesday 7 July, 11am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01899 830574 buchanandunlop@btinternet.com
A one-acre garden, begun from scratch in 2008, on an exposed hillside at 900 feet. It contains herbaceous plants, climbers, shrubs and trees, all selected for wind resistance and ability to cope with the poor, stony soil. There are (usually) fine views to the Southern Uplands. 

Directions: Signposted from the main A701 Edinburgh - Moffat Road, immediately north of Broughton village. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support: Borders General Hospital 60%
Stobo Japanese Water Garden

Stobo Japanese Water Garden

Home Farm, Stobo EH45 8NX
Hugh and Georgina Seymour
Tuesday/Wednesday, 2/3 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01721 760245 stobo.home.farm@gmail.com
This is a mature, secluded woodland garden and is dominated by its water feature — a 60-foot waterfall. The water adds to the tranquillity of the garden throughout the year. In the spring, rhododendrons and azaleas provide a show of colour and scent. In the autumn, acers and cherries provide a riot of vivid colours while the Cercidiphyllum leaves have the aroma of burnt sugar. There are still many facets from the original Japanese garden in place which include lanterns, a tea house, humpback bridges, stepping stones as well as specialist trees and shrubs of Japanese origin. Limited disabled access due to gravel paths and steps.

Directions: Off the B712. (Peebles/Broughton road) via Stobo Castle entrance.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Stobo and Drumelzier Church of Scotland 30% & Diocese of Edinburgh Scottish Episcopal Church: St Peter's Church, Peebles 30%
Angus & Dundee Garden Trail

Angus & Dundee Garden Trail

Various locations across Angus & Dundee DD postcodes
Gardeners of Angus & Dundee
Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 4/5/6 June, Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 11/12/13 June, Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 18/19/20 June & Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 25/26/27 June, 9am - 6pm (2020)
23c69
angusdundee@scotlandsgardens.org
The Angus & Dundee Garden Trail offers a flexible way to keep up your weekly dose of beautiful gardens, and is excellent value for money. These 16 gardens are all new to SGS and run from the Dundee city centre to the coast around Arbroath, over through Forfar to Edzell and down to Meigle. Visit a community garden, productive walled garden, as well as 12 other private gardens of varying sizes and styles. The Dundee Botanic Garden will promote the trail with entry for trail ticket holders over the first weekend and Maggie’s Dundee garden will also be available to visit throughout the trail.
2 Whitewalls Farm Cottage (NEW) off Emmock Road, by Tealing, Dundee DD3 0QE (Tracey Williams)
Open Fridays and Saturdays in June 2pm - 5pm
5 Glamis Place (NEW) Il Gardino de Giovanni, Dundee DD2 1NB (John Egan)
Open Saturdays in June 11am - 4pm
6 Glamis Place (NEW) Dundee DD2 1NB (Jim and Janet Paterson)
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in June 9am - 6pm
8 Leemount Lane (NEW) Broughty Ferry DD5 1LA (Hannah Anthony)
Open Thursdays in June 10am - 4pm
Balhary Walled Garden (NEW) Balhary, Alyth, Blairgowrie PH11 8LT (Teri and Paul Hodge-Neale)
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in June 3pm - 8pm
Damside Cottage (NEW) Leysmill, Arbroath DD11 4RR (Arthur Blair)
Open Thursdays in June 2pm - 5pm
Dundee Botanic Garden (NEW) Riverside Drive, Dundee DD2 1QH (University of Dundee)
Open Thursday 4, Friday 5, Saturday 6 June
Forfar Open Garden 36 Lochside Road, Forfar DD8 3JD (Forfar Open Gardeners)
Open Saturdays in June 10am - 2:30pm
Lawton House Walled Garden
(NEW) Inverkeilor, by Arbroath DD11 4RU (Katie and Simon Dessain)
Open Thursdays in June 2pm - 5pm
Maggie's Dundee (NEW) Ninewells Hospital, Tom McDonald Ave, Dundee DD2 1NH (Maggie's)
Available to visit at any time
Mains of Balgavies (NEW) Forfar DD8 2TH (Georgie and Tom Sampson)
Open Thursdays in June 10am - 2pm
Millden of Stracathro (NEW) Brechin DD9 7QF (Alison and Hugh Campbell Adamson)
Open Fridays in June 10am - 2pm
North Lodge (NEW) 36 Church Street, Edzell DD9 7TQ (Robin and Paul McIntosh)
Open Fridays in June noon - 4pm
Reswallie House (NEW) Forfar DD8 2SA (Caroline and Hugh Graham Watson)
Open Thursdays in June 10am - 2pm
St Bride's Cottage (NEW) South Kingennie, Broughty Ferry DD5 3PA (Alison and Donald Gordon)
Open Fridays and Saturdays in June 1pm - 5pm
Templeton House Garden (NEW) Arbroath DD11 4QP (Moira Coleman)
Open Thursdays in June 2pm - 5pm
The Doocot (NEW) Kinloch, Meigle, Blairgowrie PH12 8QX (Liz and George McLaren)
Open Saturdays in June 2pm - 5pm

Directions: Directions to each garden will be provided with the tickets.

Admission: £25.00, children free
Charities: Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Dundee) 60%
Airdlin Croft

Airdlin Croft

Ythanbank, Ellon AB41 7TS
Richard and Ellen Firmin
Friday/Saturday, 5/6 June, 12pm - 4pm (2020)
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T:01358 761491 rsf@airdlin.com
Since 1983 the garden has been developed to be both attractive to wildlife and horticulturally interesting, while also providing fruit and vegetables. One of two polytunnels produces figs, peaches and pumpkins while the other houses a collection of hostas wrestling for space with seed-grown rhododendrons. Native trees form the backbone of the woodland garden, providing shelter for a range of shrubs and herbaceous plants from around the world. In the new windswept garden an embryonic shelterbelt is struggling to protect recent plantings. More details and photos can be found on the Airdlin website.

Directions: From the A948, three miles north of Ellon, take the left turn towards Drumwhindle. After another couple of miles take the second left towards Cairnorrie. Proceed for nearly a mile, ignoring the first Airdlin Croft at Coalmoss, and turn left at the first bend, go down our 300 yard track, parking is in the field at the bottom. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Fauna & Flora International 60%
Humbie Dean

Humbie Dean

Humbie EH36 5PW
Frank Kirwan
Saturday 6 June, Saturday 20 June, Sunday 5 July & Sunday 16 August, 10am - 2pm (2020)
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frank.kirwan@gmail.com
A two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season. A limited palette of plants with hosta, hellebores, perennial geranium, primula, meconopsis, martagon lilies, spring bulbs, ground cover, herbaceous and shrub planting, bluebell meadow, mature and recent azalea and rhododendron planting. A short woodland walk has been created, only accessible by a series of steps. 

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Mamie Martin Fund 60%
Leith Hall Plant Sale

Leith Hall Plant Sale

Huntly AB54 4NQ
The National Trust for Scotland
Saturday 6 June, 10am - 3pm (2020)
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T:01464 831148
The west garden was created by Charles and Henrietta Leith-Hay in the Arts and Crafts style during Edwardian times. In summer the magnificent serpentine herbaceous and catmint borders provide a dazzling display. The carefully reconstructed rock garden is currently being replanted.

Directions: On the B9002 one mile west of Kennethmont. 

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: The National Trust for Scotland: Leith Hall Garden 60%
Newton Barns and Newton Mains

Newton Barns and Newton Mains

Auchtermuchty KY14 7HR
John & Jess Anderson and Tony & Ruth Lear
Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 June, 11am - 4pm (2020)
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T:01337 827345
Newton Barns Auchtermuchty KY14 7HR (John & Jess Anderson): The borders at Newton Barns are planted with choice shrubs, trees and rhododendrons. Central to the garden is a huge rockery and stream. Sweeping lawns and generous borders slope towards Pitmedden Wood and there are breathtaking views across the top of the garden towards the Lomond Hills.
Newton Mains Auchtermuchty KY14 7HR (Tony and Ruth Lear): Confronted with the challenge of an exposed south facing site, visited frequently by deer and hares in search of a tasty snack, sheltered areas have been created and planted with a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials. Curving dry stone walls outline beds, pathways and seating areas that merge into the naturalised field. Wonderful views across the Eden Valley to the Lomond Hills.

Directions: On A91 from Cupar, turn right in Auchtermuchty on to B936 and follow SGS signs.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Diabetes UK 60%
Holmes Farm

Holmes Farm

Drybridge, by Irvine KA11 5BS
Mr Brian A Young
Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 June, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01294 311210 hfplants@live.co.uk
A plantsman’s garden created by a confirmed plantaholic. Meandering paths guide the eye through predominantly herbaceous plantings, with small trees and shrubs. The garden in front of the house is having a complete replant. No doubt chaos will ensue as time is short but happy to show work in progress. The plant nursery, Holmes Farm Plants, is located at the garden, where a wide selection of plants from the garden can be purchased.

Directions: Holmes is the only farm between Drybridge and Dreghorn on B730. SGS garden open signs will be positioned and visitors should follow these.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The National Trust for Scotland: Threave Gardens 60%
Lamancha Community Hub Plant Sale

Lamancha Community Hub Plant Sale

Old Moffat Road, Lamancha EH46 7BD
Mike Madden
Saturday 6 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c59
T:07774 609547 hello@lamanchahub.org.uk
This year's plant sale will be held in a small community garden with shrubs for year-round interest; and herbaceous and cottage garden borders. The garden is currently being developed as an organic demonstration site, following the recent erection of a Keder house, rainwater collection and composting areas. A wide variety of locally grown plants will be available for sale.

Directions: Three miles south of the Leadburn Junction on the A701.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Lamancha Hub 60%
Kew Terrace Gardens: Back to Front

Kew Terrace Gardens: Back to Front

Kew Terrace Lane, Glasgow G12 0TE
Professor George G Browning and other Owners
Saturday 6 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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The previous opening of Kew Terrace gardens included some of the south-facing rear gardens initially planned as drying greens. Access to these is from cobbled, tree-lined and partially gardened Kew Lane. Funds from previous openings have been used to plant and maintain Kew Terrace front gardens on Great Western Road. In 2020 we have slightly moved the emphasis of the opening from at least four of the back gardens to include the front gardens. The gardening of the lane has increased considerably since the first opening in 2008 and has spread to Grosvenor Lane. The gardening of the Kew Terrace front gardens has inspired the residents of Belhaven Terrace to start a similar scheme.

Directions: From the M8 take Junction 17 (A82) and turn west onto Great Western Road. Drive west to the traffic lights at Kirklee and turn left into Horslethill Road. You are now in the Dowanhill controlled parking area, where parking spaces are usually available. Access to Kew Terrace is down the first road on the left.

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Friends Of Glasgow West 30% & The Coach House Trust 30%
Rivaldsgreen House

Rivaldsgreen House

48 Friars Brae, Linlithgow EH49 6BG
Dr Ian Wallace
Saturday 6 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8467
T:01506 845700 Ianwjw1940@gmail.com
Mature two-acre garden with lovely mixed herbaceous, rose and tree planting. 

Directions: From the west end of the High Street turn into Preston Road, after crossing the canal turn left into Priory Road and at the T junction turn left down Friars Brae. There is car parking available. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: St John Scotland 60%
Craigieburn

Craigieburn

Craigieburn House, by Moffat DG10 9LF
Janet and Peter McGowan
Sunday 7 June, 10am - 7pm (2020)
2c79
T:07557 928648 bideshi@aol.com
A beautiful and varied five-acre plant lovers' garden in a natural location in scenic Moffatdale. Meconopsis, trilliums, rhododendrons, magnolias, arisaemas, bamboos, hoherias and many more types of plants flourish in the shelter of mature woodland. Garden Manager, Datenji Sherpa has recreated a Himalayan gorge with native plants where the Craigie Burn tumbles down through a series of waterfalls. Candelabra primulas, rodgersias, cardiocrimum, ferns and other rare plants thrive in the bog garden and woodland glades. Double herbaceous borders come into their own later in the summer and keep the display going throughout the season. Other garden areas include a Rose Garden, formal pond and Autumn Garden. A nursery sells hardy plants propagated onsite, many of them rare or unusual. The garden has been created over the past 25-30 years, building on its old setting. Its links to Robert Burns – including his song 'Craigieburn Wood' – provide another layer of history.

Directions: Three miles from the motorway (junction 15), two miles east of Moffat on the A708 Selkirk Road. Coming from Moffat, there are traffic lights straight ahead at the end of the bend. You can't miss the lodge and prayer flags.

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: Sands: Dumfries and Galloway 60%
Explorers Garden

Explorers Garden

Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Sunday 7 June, 10am - 4:30pm (2020)
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T:01796 484626
This six-acre woodland garden celebrates the Scottish plant hunters who risked their lives in search of new plants. The Explorers Garden is divided into geographic areas, each containing examples of the plants collected from that corner of the globe. Set in beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside, the garden is known for its meconopsis collection, stunning vistas and interesting sculptures and structures. Each year a photographic exhibition is held in the David Douglas Pavilion.
National Plant Collection: Meconopsis

Directions: Take the A9 to Pitlochry town, then follow signs to Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Acting for Others 60%
Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden

Main Road, Cardross G82 5HD
The National Trust for Scotland
Sunday 7 June, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c846
T:01389 849187 geilstongarden@nts.org.uk
Geilston Garden has many attractive features including the walled garden with herbaceous border providing summer colour, tranquil woodland walks and a large working kitchen garden. This is the ideal season for viewing the Siberian iris in flower along the Geilston Burn and the Japanese azaleas. 

Directions: On the A814, one mile from Cardross towards Helensburgh. 

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: The National Trust for Scotland: Geilston Garden 60%
Seabank

Seabank

The Merse, Rockcliffe DG5 4QH
Julian and Theodora Stanning
Sunday 7 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
T:01556 630244
This one-and-a-half-acre garden extends to the high water mark with views across a small wildflower meadow to the Urr Estuary, Rough Island and beyond. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders surround the house and there is a new walled garden with fruit, vegetables and flowers. A plantswoman’s garden with a range of interesting and unusual plants. 

Directions: Park in the public car park at Rockcliffe. Walk down the road about 50 yards towards the sea and turn left along The Merse, a private road. Seabank is the sixth house on the left. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Marie Curie: DG5 Fundraising Group 60%
Earlshall Castle

Earlshall Castle

Leuchars KY16 0DP
Paul and Josine Veenhuijzen
Sunday 7 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01334 839205
Extensive, exquisitely designed garden, which perfectly complements the Castle also restored by Sir Robert Lorimer in the 1890s. Fascinating topiary lawn, the finest in Scotland and for which Earlshall is renowned, rose terrace, croquet lawn with herbaceous borders, shrub border, box garden, orchard, kitchen and herb garden. Spectacular spring bulbs.

Directions: On Earlshall Road, three-quarters of a mile east of Leuchars Village (off A919). Bus/train to Leuchars.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Leuchars St Athernase Parish Church 60%
West Leas

West Leas

Bonchester Bridge TD9 8TD
Mr and Mrs Robert Laidlaw
Sunday 7 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
T:01450 860711 ann@johnlaidlawandson.co.uk
The visitor to West Leas can share in the exciting and dramatic project on a grand scale still in the making. At its core is a passion for plants allied to a love and understanding of the land in which they are set. Collections of perennials and shrubs, many in temporary holding quarters, lighten up the landscape to magical effect. New lily pond and woodland planting added in 2019.  

Directions: Signposted off the Jedburgh/Bonchester Bridge Road. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support: Borders Appeal 60%
Wraes

Wraes

Corseliehill Road, nr Houston PA6 7HU
Tim and Jo Mack
Sunday 7 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c87
Tranquil seven-acre garden developed since 2012, with far reaching rural views. Only surviving historic 1860 wood planted by Lady Anne Spiers of Houston House for the Wraes, currently undergoing renovation with extensive new tree planting. Formal garden with raised herbaceous borders, woodland walk with 100 different rhododendron species and hybrids. Pond, burnside and cliffside walks, peaceful woodland walk with plentiful seating areas to relax and enjoy the views and tranquility. Croquet lawn. A great space for children to run and explore (under supervision). NEW FOR 2020 - apple and pear orchard and wildflower meadow.

Directions: From Houston follow Barochan Road towards Langbank B789 for about a mile, turn left down Corseliehill Road. From Kilmacolm leave the village on Houston Road, past the golf course, turn left down Corseliehill Road for about a mile. Follow the yellow SGS signs. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Breast Cancer Care 60%
Field House

Field House

Belladrum, Beauly IV4 7BA
Mr and Mrs D Paterson
Sunday 7 June, 2pm - 4:30pm (2020)
2c6
An informal country garden in a one-acre site with mixed borders, ponds and some unusual plants - a plantsman’s garden. Featured on the The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: Four miles from Beauly on the A833 Beauly to Drumnadrochit road, then follow signs to Belladrum.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Highland Disability Sport: Swim Team 60%
Threave Garden

Threave Garden

Castle Douglas DG7 1RX
The National Trust for Scotland
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 12/13/14 June, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01556 502 575 rapolley@nts.org.uk
Threave Gardening Show 2020 will mark 60 years since the foundation of Threave's School of Heritage Gardening. The three day event will offer the opportunity to gain advice and ideas from people who have innovated, transformed, and developed these outstanding gardens. Exhibitors will be arranged throughout the main paths across the garden, displaying new plants, sculptures, tools and services from landscape design to garden maintenance. There will be talks and daily demonstrations from the School of Heritage Gardening on key horticultural skills and many opportunities to take tours of the garden and glasshouses. Threave House will be opening its doors to another flower ‘extravaganza’ which visitors can wonder at and admire. Food and drink will be supplied by Threave’s catering team, with new venues throughout the garden. Don't miss out on Scotland's newest and most exciting garden festival.
Champion Trees: Acer platanoides 'Princeton Gold'; Carpinus caroliniana; X Cuprocyparis leylandii 'Picturesque' and a further 25 Scottish Champion Trees

Directions: Off the A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The National Trust for Scotland: School of Heritage Gardening 60%
89 Ravenscroft Street

89 Ravenscroft Street

Edinburgh EH17 8QS
Andrew and Alex Gray Muir
Saturday 13 June & Saturday 20 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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A large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. Planting includes mature trees, roses and herbaceous borders. There is also a potager. Andrew and Alex Gray Muir have been there for over 50 years but say the garden is still a work in progress. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden. 

Directions: Buses 29 and 3 come to the end of the street - look out for Tanz on the left and get off at the next stop. It is a nine-minute walk up Ravenscroft Street. Buses 7 and 11 come to Hyvots Bank. A short walk up Ravenscroft Place will bring you to Ravenscroft Street, where you turn right up a short stretch of unmetalled road. If you come by car, park on the public road and walk up the last 50 yards. If necessary, passengers can be dropped off in the yard in front of the house. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Association For Mental Health 60%
Argyll Plant Sale

Argyll Plant Sale

Kilmore Village Hall, near Oban PA34 4XT
The Argyll Gardeners and SGS Organisers
Saturday 13 June, 2pm - 5:30pm (2020)
2c59
dalaneas@live.com
Charity plant sale of locally grown and donated perennials, shrubs and more. A great chance to buy plants suited to the Argyll climate. Bring your own box.

Directions: Ten minutes south of Oban. In Kilmore on the A816, turn off on the Musdale Road, then immediately left for the hall.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Mary's Meals 30% & Hope 30%
Castle Kennedy and Gardens

Castle Kennedy and Gardens

Stranraer DG9 8SL
The Earl and Countess of Stair
Sunday 14 June, 10am - 5pm (2020)
2c846e7
T:01581 400225
Romantically situated, these famous 75 acres of landscaped gardens are located on an isthmus surrounded by two large natural lochs. At one end the ruined Castle Kennedy overlooks a beautiful herbaceous walled garden with Lochinch Castle at the other end. With over 300 years of planting there is an impressive collection of rare trees, rhododendrons, exotic shrubs and many spectacular Champion Trees. The stunning snowdrop walks, daffodils, spring flowers, rhododendron and magnolia displays and herbaceous borders, make this a ‘must visit’ garden throughout the year. 
Champion Trees: 6 British, 11 Scottish and 25 for Dumfries and Galloway

Directions: On the A75, five miles east of Stranraer. The nearest train station is in Stranraer. On a local bus route. 

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: Home-Start Wigtownshire 60%
The Hidden Gardens

The Hidden Gardens

25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE
The Hidden Gardens Trust
Sunday 14 June, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
1c846
T:0141 433 2722 info@thehiddengardens.org.uk
The Hidden Gardens has been designed to reflect the legacy of this historic site as well as the ever-changing character and needs of the local area. The north to south borders echo the layout of the site when it was a tree nursery in the 1800s, whilst the retained tramlines and the chimney reflect its industrial past. A number of artworks are integrated into the overall design, for example the Xylotheque, a library of wooden books detailing native Scottish trees. The Hidden Gardens is an independent charity offering learning and social activities and opportunities for the whole community to participate in its development. It is a calm, green space where you can relax away from the busy city streets, take a walk around the formal lawn, brush past the aromatic herb border, admire the white wall border with its herbaceous plantings and espalier fruit trees, stroll through the wildlife area, connect with nature in the woodland glade and enjoy the naturalistic planting of the grassy meadow.

Directions: Free street parking on Albert Drive is available if coming by car. The Hidden Gardens are very accessible by public transport; the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 38, 57 and 59 buses take you within walking distance; enter either through Tramway or from Pollokshaws Road. Trains to Pollokshields East station are every 15 minutes from Glasgow Central Station. At the top of the stairs at Pollokshields East station turn right and enter the Hidden Gardens through Tramway.

Admission: £6.50, children free
Charities: The Hidden Gardens Trust: Glasgow 60%
Kincardine Castle

Kincardine Castle

Kincardine O'Neil AB34 5AE
Mr and Mrs Andrew Bradford
Sunday 14 June, 1:30pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8467
A superb series of gardens around a Victorian castle with great views across Deeside. Walled garden with a world-class laburnum walk, a mixture of herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetables and fruit trees. Extensive lawns, wildflower meadows and a thought-provoking Planetary Garden. A woodland garden with 120 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas, many of recent planting, set amongst mature trees. Sculpture by Lyman Whittaker of Utah. A great day out. 

Directions: Kincardine O’Neil on the A93. Gates and lodge are opposite the village school. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Children 1st 30% & Christ Church, Kincardine O'neil 30%
Airlie and Garth House

Airlie and Garth House

Bridge of Weir PA11 3EU
Helen Crichton and Ann Campbell
Sunday 14 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8479
Airlie Prieston Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3AN (Helen Crichton): This three-quarter-of-an-acre sheltered walled garden, created over a period of over 50 years by the present owner, is divided up into a series of 'rooms' by hedging, steps and trees. The large herbaceous borders are always full of colour and include many old favourites, phlomis, ligularia, thalictrum, peonies, etc. A tiny fish pond with fountain gives added interest to the paved sunken garden. The white border makes a change from the vibrant violet coloured lace cap hydrangea and vivid red camelia. Roses and clematis climb on the house and garden walls. There is a hobbit house hidden in the trees in one corner.
Garth House Bankend Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3EU (Ann Campbell): The south facing rear garden is packed with hostas, rhododendrons, alstroemerias, hellebores, brunneras and a wide range of shrubs and climbers, planted to create sheltered, enclosed seating areas. The front garden includes a densely planted 30 yard long herbaceous border (20 years in the making) and offers a panoramic view of the Kilpatrick Hills. There is a small woodland area with six white stemmed Jacquemontii silver birches, a pond (with frogs and lilies) and a small stream. A traditional Victorian greenhouse surrounded by a cutting garden for annuals and peonies. Herbs and soft fruit are also nurtured. Box, yew and hebe balls throughout the garden, mainly grown from cuttings. Children are welcome to climb into the treehouse, swing on the swing or strap into a harness and attempt the climbing wall (under supervision). Final challenge, find the 1940s air raid shelter and seven much loved compost heaps!

Directions: Take the A761 into Bridge of Weir, at the junction take the turning onto Prieston Road for Airlie or Kilbarchan Road for Garth House. Follow SGS signs.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Humanist Society Scotland: Street Care Project 30% & Multiple Sclerosis Society 30%
Meadowhead

Meadowhead

Meadowhead, Dolphinton, West Linton EH46 7AB
Andrew and Pam Taylor
Sunday 14 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8469
pam.taylor1@btinternet.com
Water is a major feature of this eleven-and-a-half-acre garden with a lochan, river and many wildlife ponds. Areas of tamed wilderness provide valuable biodiversity with a wide variety of habitats for flora and fauna, including a family of swans. Many varieties of primula provide a mass of colour in the extensive bog garden and the rhododendrons and azaleas will still be in bloom. Steps from the walled garden with its Italianate ponds, waterfall, rill, fountain and sitooteries, lead up to a pleasant terrace with a small parterre. For the more energetic there are delightful woodland walks.

Directions: The garden can be found just off the A702 in the village of Dolphinton.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Maggie's 60%
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Blebo Craigs Village Gardens

Blebo Craigs, Cupar KY15 5UG
The Gardeners of Blebo Craigs
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 June, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
blebovh@gmail.com
The village of Blebocraigs welcomes you to visit a selection of varied gardens that will be open over the weekend. Come along and enjoy the wonderful views, lovely cottages/houses and our history trail bringing the past history of the village to life as you walk around.

Directions: From St Andrews: B939 for five miles, village sign on your left at the bus stop pointing right, taking you directly into the village. From Cupar: B940 to Pitscottie, turn left onto the B939 and after a couple of miles turn left into the village. Please bear left when you reach the top of the hill at the phone box and you will be guided to the car park.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Blebo Craigs Village Hall 2000 Trust 60%
Inveresk Village

Inveresk Village

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TT
The Gardeners of Inveresk
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c846
ianorrgardens@gmail.com
Inveresk has said goodbye to two very loyal garden openers, but is presenting two new gardens. One is a moderate sized garden attached to a Victorian villa, the other is a small newly developed garden attached to a gatehouse cottage. These are in addition to previously displayed gardens — one a television star, one complementing an eco house where teas will be served with home cooking of high repute, and one surrounding the house of the previous area coal mine manager. The National Trust Scotland property, Inveresk Lodge Garden will provide children’s entertainment. Pond dipping is an ever-popular pursuit at this venue. Musselburgh’s highly-rated allotments will also be open within the circuit trail which passes a very interesting topiary hedge outside a cottage in Double Dykes. The mix of large and small gardens, some of which are wrapped round by high stone walls and others of which are more exposed to the wind and relative dry climate will offer visitors many ideas to think over when they return home. The Romans recognised the quality of the soil in this area when they settled here during the Antonine era between 140 and 165 AD and some of the land may well have been in continuous cultivation since then. The village gardens are open over two days for the first time. Enthusiasts can visit on both days if they retain their village map and a sticky badge. Full catering will only be available on one day — updated information is available on the SGS website.

Directions: Southside of Musselburgh, on the A6124.

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: LMN Scotland 60%
Woodfall Gardens

Woodfall Gardens

Glasserton DG8 8LY
Ross and Liz Muir
Sunday 21 June, 10:30am - 4:30pm (2020)
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woodfallgardens@btinternet.com
This lovely three-acre 18th-century triple walled garden has been thoughtfully restored to provide year-round interest. It contains many mature trees and shrubs, including some less common species, herbaceous borders and shrub roses which surround the foundations of original greenhouses, grass borders, a parterre, extensive beds of fruit and vegetables, a herb garden and a small woodland walk. This unusual garden is well worth a visit. 

Directions: Two miles south west of Whithorn at junction of A746 and A747 (directly behind Glasserton Church). 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 30% & Glasserton and the Isle Of Whithorn Church of Scotland: Glasserton Church 30%
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Smailholm Village Gardens

Smailholm Village Hall, Smailholm TD5 7PH
The Gardeners of Smailholm
Sunday 21 June, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
2c69
This small rural village, centred around an ancient church and a historic 'farm town', boasts a number of gardens of the cottage variety with varying degrees of formality and maturity. They range from the ancient to new 'works in progress' and offer a combination of traditional and contemporary approaches - often in a single garden! While not having a formal group, the villagers embrace gardening and are at present planting the verges and returning the green spaces around the church to wildflowers. The village hall is famed for its teas, especially fine cakes and superb plant sales. All of the open gardens are within an easy walk of the hall, from which tickets can be obtained. Access to gardens is generally good, with most gardens being wheelchair friendly.

Directions: Smailholm is a small village between Earlston and Kelso on the B6397. From the centre of the village take the Gattonside road and then after 100 yards turn right into the village hall car park.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Smailholm Village Hall Committee 60%
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Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

St Stephen's Church, Edinburgh EH3 5AB
Gardeners of Lower New Town
Sunday 21 June, 1pm - 5pm.Garden Trail runs between Logie Green Gardens and Northumberland Street Lane NW. Tickets and route maps available at various points along the route and from St Stephen's Church, EH3 5AB. Refreshments at St Stephen's and plants for sale at the gardens. (2020)
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jw.homeoffice@gmail.com
Not to be missed - an even wider variety of horticultural creations than last year bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city. Comprises a steeply-terraced town garden, densely-planted courtyard gardens, imaginative back lane, patio and basement gardens, a traditional tenement green and a hidden roof garden, glorious mews lane planting and spectacular pot gardens, and newly landscaped front and back in a cul-de-sac. The collection provides lots of creative solutions to gardening in the city with year-round interest through a mix of seasonal planting and structural evergreens which the gardeners will be on hand to talk about.

Directions: Buses 23, 27 to Dundas Street and Canonmills, 8 to Rodney Street and Canonmills, 36 to Hamilton Place and Broughton Road.

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Médecins Sans Frontières 30% & Shelter Scotland 30%
Hidden Gardens of Newburgh

Hidden Gardens of Newburgh

Newburgh KY14 6AH
The Gardeners of Newburgh
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
T:07763 340362 judilaugh@gmail.com
Hidden behind the 18th-century facades of Newburgh High Street lies a jumble of wonderful old gardens, some of them dating back centuries. Many have spectacular views of the Tay estuary. We are opening for the third time. The gardens will include some previously opened, and some for the first time. Those previously opened will have developed considerably, and as before there will be a wide mix of flowers, vegetables, herbaceous borders, orchards and a fair few hens and ducks.

Directions: On the A913 between Perth and Cupar. There is a car park at each end of the town, with tickets and teas available nearby.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Newburgh Community Trust 60%
8 Halmyre Mains

8 Halmyre Mains

West Linton EH46 7BX
Joyce and Mike Madden
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c5
T:07774 609547 agentromanno@gmail.com
A half-acre organic garden with colourful herbaceous borders and a number of raised vegetable beds. There is a greenhouse, Keder house and polytunnel leading to the wildlife pond with a summer house and viewing area. There are four large composting bins, with additional hot bin, wormery and the production of comfrey liquid fertiliser on display. 

Directions: Five miles south of Leadburn Junction on the A701 (Moffat). 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Lamancha Hub 60%
The Good Life Gardens

The Good Life Gardens

Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 8BJ
Paul & Sheona Brightey and Andy & Amanda Bateman
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c4
12 Chatelherault Avenue (Paul and Sheona Brightey) The front garden is split into a gravel garden and a small white woodland garden. Go through the gate and you will find a garden where the aim is to grow as many different edibles as possible; herbs, fruit arches, vegetable beds and edible hedging. There are herbaceous perennials and a cut-flower bed, a wildlife pond, a pizza oven and around the corner is a food smoker. 
14 Chatelherault Avenue (Andy and Amanda Bateman) An established garden that has been revived since the owners arrived four years ago. As the overgrowth was removed more and more beautiful surprises emerged. The garden is now a lovely calm sanctuary, artistically planted with a wide range of herbaceous perennials surrounded by beautiful trees. 

Directions: M74 Glasgow to Cambuslang at Junction 2, exit onto Cambuslang Road/A724 towards Rutherglen. At the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on Cambuslang Road/A724. Continue to follow A724. Turn right onto Buchanan Drive, then right onto Richmond Drive, which turns left and becomes Chatelherault Avenue. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support: Nurses 60%
Finzean House

Finzean House

Finzean, Banchory AB31 6NZ
Mr and Mrs Donald Farquharson
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c857
Finzean House was the family home of Joseph Farquharson, the Victorian landscape painter, and the garden was the backdrop for several of his paintings. The garden has lovely views over the historic holly hedge to the front of Clachnaben. There is a spring woodland garden, extensive lawns with herbaceous and shrub borders and a working cut-flower garden for late summer, alongside a recently restored pond area. A new vegetable garden is planned for 2020.

Directions: On the B976, South Deeside Road, between Banchory and Aboyne. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Forget-Me-Not Club 60%
Thorntree

Thorntree

Arnprior FK8 3EY
Mark and Carol Seymour
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
0c5
T:01786 870710 info@thorntreebarn.co.uk
This year Thorntree are opening for one day only! The garden continues to evolve and cotoneasters by the saltire beds have been cut back which means the four flower beds are no longer hidden behind a hedge! Also, the view past the summerhouse can be seen and the Annabelle hydrangea has popped up now that there are less branches above it. In September 2019 a new wildflower garden was made around the patio, so by 2020 it should be in flower on the north-facing side of the house. Wildflowers have been sown around the pond and they have germinated already, so exciting!

Directions: On the A811, to Arnprior, then take the Fintry Road; Thorntree is second on the right. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Forth Driving Group RDA SCIO 60%
Barrmill Community Garden

Barrmill Community Garden

Barrmill Park and Gardens KA15 1HW
The Barrmill Conservation Group
Sunday 21 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8467
T:07920 098171
This large woodland garden is carved from a 19th-century whinstone quarry and situated within an 1890s parkland, once known for the quoiting green provided for the village thread mill and ironstone pit workers of that time. Enhancement of the gardens began in 2010 by volunteers with assistance from The Beechgrove Garden. Features include enchanted woodland walks, the Vale Burn, views of the Dusk Water, a restored 19th-century cholera pit aka ‘the Deid Man’s Plantin’, wish trees, wishing wells, doors to the Elfhame, guided walks, nature trail and traditional Ayrshire quoits game. The woodland backdrop is complemented by an understory of natural planting throughout.

Directions: From Stewarton take A735 to Dunlop, left down Main Street B706 to Burnhouse, over at crossroads to Barrmill B706. From Lugton south on A736, right at Burnhouse, B706 to Barrmill. From Glasgow on M8 take J28a signposted Irvine, on Beith bypass take left B706 to Barrmill. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Barrmill and District Community Association 60%
Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

Stirling Drive, Linwood PA3 3NB
Linwood High School
Tuesday 23 June 4pm - 6pm and Wednesday 24 June 3pm - 6pm. (2020)
3c846
T:01505 336146 craighepburnmemorialgarden@yahoo.co.uk
The Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden and Outdoor Learning Centre is located in Linwood High School. Our original garden with an outdoor classroom has been expanded to include community raised beds, an orchard, greenhouse and presentation area. We work with all years in the school reconnecting them to the natural world whether it is through growing in our organic garden, encouraging biodiversity or learning about sustainability. 

Directions: Exit the M8 at St James Interchange and take the A737. Take the exit for Linwood onto the A761, follow to Clippens Road and then Stirling Drive. Accessible by McGill buses. 

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: Teenage Cancer Trust 60%
Maolachy's Garden

Maolachy's Garden

Lochavich, by Kilmelford PA35 1HJ
Georgina Dalton
Saturday/Sunday, 27/28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c7
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%
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Corbet Tower

Morebattle, near Kelso TD5 8AQ
Simon and Bridget Fraser
Saturday 27 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c57
Charming Scottish Victorian garden set in parklands in the foothills of the Cheviots. The established garden includes a formal box parterre rose garden with old fashioned roses, a well stocked traditional walled, vegetable and cutting garden, terraced lawns around the Victorian house and medieval peel tower. The gardens are approached via an attractive woodland walk with lime avenue.

Directions: From A68 north of Jedburgh take A698 for Kelso. At Kalemouth (Teviot Smokery) follow B6401 to Morebattle, then road marked Hownam to Corbet Tower.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Cheviot Churches: Church of Scotland: Morebattle 60%
Haugh Garden

Haugh Garden

College of Roseisle IV30 5YE
Gwynne and David Hetherington
Saturday 27 June & Saturday 25 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
T:01343 835790
Our garden is in the seventh year of development. From previously unmaintained woodland we have created a spring garden with informal paths and with extensive drifts of snowdrops and over 40 varieties of tulips. Colour interest continues with a collection of hellebores, daffodils, narcissi and rhododendrons. A wildlife pond is situated in a corner of the woodland close to the ruins of an 18th-century farmhouse. Extensive colourful herbaceous borders enclose the lawns, with a central rose bed and small orchard. The immature pine and birch woodland has been thinned out allowing bluebells to flower and is now planted with a wide range of shrubs to give all year round interest. Meandering paths lead round small meadow areas, a polytunnel and organic beds.  

Directions: From Elgin take the A96 west, then the B9013 Burghead Road to the crossroads at the centre of College of Roseisle. The garden is on the right, enter from the Duffus Road. Village hall car parking is to the left off Kinloss Road. Drop-off and disabled parking is available at the house.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Alzheimer Scotland 30% & Children's Hospice Association Scotland 30%
The Bield at Blackruthven

The Bield at Blackruthven

Blackruthven House, Tibbermore PH1 1PY
The Bield Christian Co Ltd
Saturday 27 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c57
T:01738 583238 info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk
The Bield is set in extensive grounds with well maintained lawns, hedges, flower meadow and specimen trees. A labyrinth is cut into the grass of the old orchard and there is a wheelchair-friendly labyrinth. Traditional walled garden with colourful, richly stocked borders and lawns, plus cut-flower garden, Healing Garden, glasshouse, trained fruit trees and organic vegetable plot. Walk through extensive woodland and visit the old curling pond. Southton Smallholding is a social enterprise ten minutes walk away, featuring vegetable plots, polytunnels and a number of animals (not staffed on the day).

Directions: From Dundee or Edinburgh, follow signs for Glasgow, Stirling and Crianlarich which lead onto the Perth bypass. Head west on the A85 signed to Crieff/Crianlarich to West Huntingtower. Turn left at the crossroads to Madderty/Tibbermore. Entrance is left after a half-mile passing the gate lodge on your right. Parking signed to right at the steading.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Southton Smallholding 60%
No 3 Mains of Burgie

No 3 Mains of Burgie

by Forres, Moray IV36 2QZ
Mandeigh Wells-Ali
Sunday 28 June, 10am - 4pm (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: £3.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Covington House

Covington House

Covington Road, Thankerton, Biggar ML12 6NE
Angus and Angela Milner-Brown
Sunday 28 June, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
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.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Wildlife Trust Ltd 40% & Bumblebee Conservation Trust 20%
Backhouse at Rossie Estate

Backhouse at Rossie Estate

by Collessie KY15 7UZ
Andrew and Caroline Thomson
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6a
info@backhouserossie.co.uk
The longest interrupted rose archway in Scotland smothered by rambling roses over a DNA pathway form the heart of the walled garden. A formal pond, water feature, grass labyrinth, yew-backed herbaceous borders with wispy grasses and unusual perennials, parterre filled with roses, cut flowers, soft fruits and herbs. Old espalier fruit trees trained against the walls, new orchard and Victorian glasshouse complete the walled garden. Alpine scree and gravel plantings, walk to a covenanter's tomb, short Bear Walk for little children, nine hole family putting. Heritage and Education Centre Exhibition.
National Plant Collection: Narcissus (Backhouse cvs.)

Directions: On A91, between Auchtermuchty and Collesie, and one-and-a-quarter miles east of Auchtermuchty, at the Backhouse Rossie banner and the single sign to Charlottetown, 300 yards down single track road, turn right into Backhouse Rossie estate.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Backhouse Rossie Heritage and Education Centre Ltd 60%
46 South Street

46 South Street

St Andrews KY16 9JT
Mrs June Baxter
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c467
T:01334 474 995
Renowned town garden in medieval long rig, with orchard underplanted with wildflowers and bulbs. Many unusual flowering shrubs will be looking their best. Roses and other climbers clothe the surrounding high walls. Shrub roses planted in a delightful central parterre fill the air with scent. An historic and unique feature in St Andrews, but also a wonderfully planted space where different styles of planting complement the range of plants used. Historic doocot.

Directions: Entry for the garden is off Greenside Place. Parking is available at the Boys Brigade Hall, on the corner of Kinnessburn Road and Langlands Road, KY16 8BW.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Friends of Craigtoun 60%
5 Greenbank Crescent

5 Greenbank Crescent

Edinburgh EH10 5TE
Sandy Corlett
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c84
T:0131 447 1119 sandycorlett@hotmail.co.uk
South-facing, newly designed, sloping terraced garden with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentlands. Colourful chaos of herbaceous plants, shrubs, roses and small trees. Hard features include a gazebo, pergola, greenhouse and water feature. 

Directions: From the city centre take the A702 through Morningside, continue uphill on Comiston Road, turn right at Greenbank Church on to Greenbank Crescent. Buses 5, 16, 11. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Parkinsons UK 60%
House of Aigas and Field Centre

House of Aigas and Field Centre

by Beauly IV4 7AD
Sir John and Lady Lister-Kaye
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6e
T:01463 782443 info@aigas.co.uk
The House of Aigas has a small arboretum of named Victorian specimen trees and modern additions. The garden consists of extensive rockeries, herbaceous borders, ponds and shrubs. Aigas Field Centre rangers lead regular guided walks on nature trails through woodland, moorland and around a loch.
Champion Trees: Douglas fir, Atlas cedar and Sequoiadendron giganteum

Directions: Four and a half miles from Beauly on the A831 Cannich/Glen Affric road.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Highland Hospice: Aird branch 60%
Strathbungo and Langside Gardens

Strathbungo and Langside Gardens

March Street, Glasgow G41 2PX
Frank Burns (Strathbungo) and Kaitlyn DeBiasse (Langside)
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c46
Strathbungo Garden March Street, Glasgow G41 2PX (Frank Burns): Nestled behind Glasgow’s busy main road artery to the Southside, you will happen upon a hidden walled terrace garden which marks the historical boundary to Strathbungo. It’s an unexpected cottage-style city garden, showing how a piece of ground can be turned into a lovely colourful space for all the occupants of the terrace to enjoy. Inventive container planting is a key feature of this distinct urban retreat, which holds year-round interest. There’s a range of fruit trees, some of which are trained as minarettes and stepovers, and an extensive collection of herbaceous perennials. Why not visit Strathbungo Gardens on Facebook and see what’s been happening in the garden over the past months? 
Langside Garden 336 Langside Road, Glasgow G42 8XR (Kaitlyn DeBiasse): The second garden is another shared courtyard, a stone throw away from the City’s Queens Park. Developed in 2019 from an overgrown skeleton of a few shrubs and trees, but mostly wilderness, several tonnes of large stones now define a colourful main raised bed, flanked by lawn and raised sleeper beds full of veg and herbs. A second deeper bed hosts a snowberry, a rambling yellow rose and many more perennial favourites.

Directions: Strathbungo Garden: From the south take the M74 to Junction 1A Polmadie. Turn left onto Polmadie Road, then turn right at the next traffic lights onto Calder Street. Proceed to Nithsdale Drive, then turn left into March Street where ample parking can be found. From the north take the M8 and join the M74, turn right into Polmadie Road at Junction 1A. At the bottom of March Street you will see a sign for World Foods – and a banner for the garden opening. Langside Garden: A 10 minute 'walking bus' will take you to and from the second garden every half hour.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: ALVO Rural South Lanarkshire 60%
Netherbyres

Netherbyres

Eyemouth TD14 5SE
Col S J Furness
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
3c57
T:01890 750337
A traditional Scottish walled garden, with a mixture of fruit, flowers and vegetables. It is thought to be the only elliptical walled garden in the world, dating from 1740. A pear tree planted at that time still survives, next to the largest rose in Berwickshire (Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’). 

Directions: Half a mile south of Eyemouth on the A1107 to Berwick. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: St Ebba Episcopal Church Eyemouth 60%
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4 Cairndhu Gardens and Brandon Grove

Helensburgh G84 8PG
Kathleen Murray and Margery Osborne
Sunday 28 June, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
4 Cairndhu Gardens Helensburgh G84 8PG (Mrs Kathleen Murray): Kathleen took over this garden last year when she moved from Shandon to Helensburgh. The borders were already well-stocked with interesting perennials and shrubs although growing beyond their space. Kathleen has installed a greenhouse and is currently redesigning the borders and introducing her favourite plants. Come to see the work in progress. There will be a large plant sale, including locally grown plants.
Brandon Grove 119 West Princes Street, Helensburgh G84 8EX (Margery Osborne): Started its life as 'Shore Farm' back in 1750s. This farm preceded the town of Helensburgh. The walled garden is intertwined with hidden paths and stepping stones through areas of mature shrubs. There is a mature Cornus kousa, a flowering cherry and a magnolia alongside a varied selection of acers, azaleas and much more. This garden is a hidden gem.

Directions: 4 Cairndhu Gardens One-third of a mile west from the Commodore Hotel on the A814. Please follow signs. Please park in Cairndhu Avenue. Brandon Grove At Commodore Hotel on the A814, turn into Glasgow Street and first left onto West Princes Street. Garden is opposite Helensburgh Tennis Club. Please park on West Princes Street.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Macular Society 60%
The Gardens of Fenwick

The Gardens of Fenwick

Fenwick KA3 6AJ
Fenwick Gardeners
Saturday 4 July, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
23c846
T:07836 583546 kd581@aol.com
10 Raith Road Fenwick KA3 6DQ (Mrs Sandra Macpherson): Front garden landscaped with gravel and shrubs and east-facing back garden with terraces, grass and beds with perennials and shrubs; masses of pots and containers. Terrace at the top provides tranquil seating. and quirky ornaments lurk in the shrubbery. A new wildlife pond, lined with marginal planting.
2 Fulton's Crescent (NEW) Fenwick KA3 6GJ (Janek Sawczyn and Marco Surraka): A cottage garden with peonies, delphiniums, foxgloves, lavender. Walled back garden with wisteria, Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, clematis, acer, laburnum, Norwegian maple, lilac, magnolia, hellebores, fritillaria, calendula, echinacea, rudbeckia, echinops and a summer house. Tiered terrace with hawthorn, bamboo and box.
25 Kirkton Road (NEW) Fenwick, Ayrshire KA3 6DJ (Mr and Mrs Paul Whitton): Hilly garden with mature hedges, trees, fruit, vegetables and compost area. Side borders are filled with heathers perennials, succulents, shrubs, climbers and roses. Masses of pots, greenhouse and a path lined with dahlias and summer bedding leads to sloping lawn with well-planted border.
5 Fowld's View (NEW) Fenwick KA3 6GF (Linda Creanor): This garden, established in 2016, complements a modern house. Based on a circular design with lawn and patio, mixed planting in borders with small trees, shrubs and varied herbaceous perennials. A north east aspect presents challenges with shady areas, and the planting allows for interest throughout the year.
7 Raith Road (NEW) Fenwick KA3 6DQ: An informal natural garden, large lawn bordered with shrubs, perennials and mature trees. An area has been left wild for nature’s sake with nesting boxes and small pond. A gateway in the beech hedge leads to a vegetable plot and steps lead to a seating area by the burn.
9a Maunsheugh Road (NEW) Fenwick KA3 6AN (John Logan): Immaculate south-facing lawn edged with flamboyant begonias and a mass of containers. To the rear are patio areas, raised beds with begonias, dahlias, annuals, heathers and shrubs, summer house, vegetable beds and greenhouse. A lawn runs to a seating area set off by roses.

Directions: From the north, take J7 off M77 Fenwick, turn left into village, right at roundabout and Kirkton Road is on left. From the south, take slip road off A77 Kilmarnock/Fenwick turn right for Fenwick (B7038) after two roundabouts enter village on to Main Road, turn right into Kirkton Road for church hall.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Ayrshire Cancer Support 30% & Ayrshire Hospice 30%
4 Harelaw Road

4 Harelaw Road

Edinburgh EH13 0DR
Mrs Kathleen Tait
Saturday 4 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c46
T:0131 441 4802 katait04@outlook.com
An attractive, well-designed garden featuring a delightful pond and statuary with a collection of unusual ferns and herbaceous plants and a variety of acers. A large rockery is an interesting new addition. Numerous pots of all shapes and sizes adorn the lower and upper garden.

Directions: From the city take the left fork at the traffic lights at the top of Colinton village. Buses 10, 16, 45, 400

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Parkinsons UK 60%
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Milton Community Garden

Liddesdale Square, Milton, Glasgow G22 7BT
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Saturday 4 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c8467
T:07422 375524 gardens@ngcfi.org.uk
This community garden is a wildlife and visitor friendly organic growing space in the heart of Milton. It offers a peaceful environment for the local community to walk through or sit in, to volunteer to help develop the space or to spend time with our gardener and landscaper to learn how to ‘grow your own’ or build things from recycled wood. It features a pond, a green roof, a Ridan composter, a children’s garden complete with mud kitchen and willow sculptures as well as lots of raised beds bursting with fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Directions: From the M8 leave at Junction 15 onto Springburn Road (A803). After two miles turn left into Colston Road then at the T junction turn right onto Ashgill Road. At the roundabout take the first left into Shillay Street then left into Liddesdale Place. Turn left into Liddesdale Square, garden is at the opposite corner. Parking in the square or there is on street parking. By bus take the 75 bus to Ashgill Road, get off at the back of St Augustine’s Church and the square is a short walk through an alley-way. 

Admission: by donation
Charities: Milton Community Garden and Food Hub 60%
Lennel Bank

Lennel Bank

Coldstream TD12 4EX
Mrs Honor Brown
Sunday 5 July, 10:30am - 5pm (2020)
2c7
T:01890 882297
Lennel Bank is a terraced garden overlooking the River Tweed, consisting of wide borders packed with shrubs and perennial planting, some unusual. The water garden, built in 2008, is surrounded by a rockery and utilises the slope, ending in a pond. There is a small kitchen garden with raised beds in unusual shapes. Different growing conditions throughout the garden from dry, wet, shady and sunny, lend themselves to a variety of plants and enhance interest in the garden. 

Directions: On A6112 Coldstream to Duns road, one mile from Coldstream. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: British Heart Foundation 60%
Glen House

Glen House

Glen Estate, Innerleithen EH44 6PX
The Tennant family
Sunday 5 July, 11am - 4pm (2020)
0c67
T:01896 830210 info@glenhouse.com
Surrounding the outstanding Scots Baronial mansion designed by David Bryce in the mid-19th century, Glen House gardens are laid out on shallow terraces overhanging the glen itself, which offers one of the loveliest designed landscapes in the Borders. The garden expands from the formal courtyard through a yew colonnade, and contains a fine range of trees, long herbaceous border and a pool garden with pergola, all arranged within the curve of slopes sheltering the house. 

Directions: Follow the B709 out of Innerleithen for approximately two-and-a-half miles. Right turn at signpost for Glen Estate

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: CDP Worldwide: sustainable finance sculpture 60%
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Yetholm Village Gardens

Town Yetholm TD5 8RL
The Gardeners of Yetholm Village
Sunday 5 July, 1pm - 5:30pm (2020)
1c467
The villages of Town Yetholm and Kirk Yetholm are situated at the north end of the Pennine Way, close to the Bowmont Water in the dramatic setting of the foothills of the Cheviots. A variety of gardens will be open, each with their own unique features and style, reflecting distinctive horticultural interests. The Yew Tree Allotments running along the High Street, Town Yetholm, will open again, providing an ever popular feature with their unique water collection and distribution system. The short walking distance between the majority of the gardens provides magnificent views of the surrounding landscape to include Staerough and The Curr which straddle both the Bowmont and Halterburn Valleys where evidence of ancient settlements remains.

Directions: Equidistant between Edinburgh and Newcastle and south of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Take the B6352 to Town Yetholm. Ample parking is available along the High Street.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Border Group Of Riding For The Disabled (SCIO) 60%
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Longniddry Gardens

Longniddry EH32 0LF
The Gardeners of Longniddry
Sunday 5 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
Longniddry is an attractive village with extensive green spaces and outstanding sea views. Our gardens are tended by enthusiastic gardeners some of whom are old hands and some recent converts to gardening. The gardens exhibit a wonderful variety of size, layout and planting ensuring something for every visitor to enjoy. One of the smaller gardens is modern and shows what can be achieved with attractive and innovative hard landscaping. This contrasts with a fabulous lush garden including a water feature — small can be beautiful! Larger gardens include new and mature trees and herbaceous planting ranging from self-seeding cottage style to more formal. There are veggie plots and potagers, containers of all sorts, alpine beds and ponds. Outbuildings range from working greenhouses to summer houses and gazebos. A new addition this year is professionally designed and though aimed at attracting wildlife, is anything but wild with a large modern sway of varied grasses. Lots to see so please join us!

Directions: On the A198 from North Berwick (east) or Edinburgh (west). Access also from the B1348 (the coast road from Port Seton/Cockenzie) and the B1377 (from Drem). Longniddry is also on the North Berwick train line from Edinburgh Waverley.

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Maggie's 30% & St Columbas Hospice 30%
Southwick House

Southwick House

Southwick DG2 8AH
Mr and Mrs R H L Thomas
Sunday 5 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c57
The extensive gardens at Southwick House comprise three main areas. The first is a traditional formal walled garden with potager and large glasshouse producing a range of fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers. Adjacent to this is a hedged formal garden with herbaceous, shrub and rose beds centred around a lily pond, with roses being a notable feature. Outwith the formal gardens there is a large water garden with two connected ponds with trees, shrubs and lawns running alongside the Southwick Burn. 

Directions: On the A710 near Caulkerbush. Dalbeattie seven miles, Dumfries 17 miles. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Loch Arthur 60%
Duchess of Montrose Memorial Garden

Duchess of Montrose Memorial Garden

8 Aboukir Street, Glasgow G51 4QX
Agnes Bowie
Sunday 5 July, 2pm - 4pm (2020)
1c459
T:07703294798 little.carbeth@btinternet.com
A delightful and peaceful new garden created from the derelict site of a former shipyard. The garden is in memory of the late Cathy, Duchess of Montrose, who was first President of the Preshal Trust Charity. Security fencings have become living walls of colour and lovely mixed planting abounds giving colour all year round. There is a rare maple tree, as Cathy was Canadian, with sensory planting around it, a vegetable garden and tiny tots play area. The Preshal Trust provides a unique service helping vulnerable people and families in the Community. The garden has provided huge therapeutic benefits for everyone who has visited it.

Directions: From the north, head south through Clyde Tunnel, take exit immediately at end of the tunnel signposted Govan; turn left past Cressy Street, then Aboukir Street is next on left. Coming from the south, pass BAE systems on Govan Road opposite Elder Park, then go round traffic light controlled roundabout taking the last exit to Aboukir Street.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Preshal Trust 60%
Coldstream Open Gardens

Coldstream Open Gardens

Coldstream Community Centre, High Street, Coldstream TD12 4AP
The Gardeners of Coldstream
Sunday 12 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6
Historic Coldstream, Scotland's 'First True Border Town' is the home of Coldstream's Guards, the country's second oldest infantry regiment. Cross the bridge over the River Tweed, which forms a natural boundary between England and Scotland and pause to admire the wonderful views along the river to the Cheviots and beyond. Coldstream, as a previous winner of the Borders Floral Gateway Awards, will have a great variety of gardens open for the garden enthusiast to explore. Wander around and chat to an exponent of permaculture, a giant vegetable grower and numerous other gardeners; several of whom are opening for the first time this year. All garden owners will be delighted to share their garden triumphs and interests with you.

Directions: Coldstream is on the A697 equidistant between Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The Community Centre (an old church building) is in the west end of town. There is ample parking on the street and in nearby car parks.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Coldstream Gateway Association 60%
Douneside House

Douneside House

Tarland AB34 4UD
The MacRobert Trust
Sunday 12 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
Douneside is the former home of Lady MacRobert, who developed these magnificent gardens in the early to mid-1900s. Ornamental borders and water gardens surround a spectacular infinity lawn overlooking the Deeside hills. A large walled garden supplies vegetables and cut flowers and also houses a large ornamental greenhouse. A new arboretum displays over 130 trees amongst mown grass paths and walking trails behind Douneside, which offer breathtaking views across the Howe of Cromar and beyond. 

Directions: On the B9119 towards Aberdeen. Tarland one mile. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Perennial 60%
Woodbourne House

Woodbourne House

Seven Sisters, Lenzie, Glasgow G66 3AW
Alice May
Sunday 12 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c7
This is a landscaped garden on several levels; about the size of half a football pitch and roughly triangular with a traditional Victorian villa at its centre. A work in progress, it features a wildlife pond and a 'wigloo' – an igloo made from living willow and climbers – alongside rare and unusual perennials. These include cold-hardy tropicals and colourful tender ones. On one side a woodland-style border gives way to a bog garden and exotic slope, while paths and steps lead up to decking and gravel planting along the rear drive.

Directions: From the M80 exit Junction 3 onto the A806. After two mini-roundabouts turn left onto Woodilee Road at the Old Gatehouse pub. Park in the pub. Walk back onto Woodilee Road and turn left along it, then left again onto Seven Sisters and continue right to the very end to Woodbourne House.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 60%
Dippoolbank Cottage

Dippoolbank Cottage

Carnwath ML11 8LP
Mr Allan Brash
Sunday 12 July, 2pm - 6pm (2020)
0c7
Artist’s intriguing cottage garden. Vegetables are grown in small beds. There are herbs, fruit, flowers and a pond in woodland area with treehouse and summerhouse. The fernery was completed in 2007. This is an organic garden that was mainly constructed with recycled materials. 

Directions: Off the B7016 between Forth and Carnwath near the village of Braehead on the Auchengray road. Approximately eight miles from Lanark. Well signposted. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: The Little Haven (Forth) 60%
Skelbo House

Skelbo House

Skelbo, Dornoch IV25 3QG
Alison Bartlett
Saturday 18 July, 10am - 4pm (2020)
0c7
Extensive woodland garden with spectacular views over Loch Fleet. Mixed herbaceous borders, rose garden and shrubberies surround the house. Lawns slope down to a small lochan and river walkway. Mature trees throughout. Large kitchen garden. 

Directions: From the south: On A9 take the small turning opposite Trentham Hotel (just past the Dornoch turn offs). At the side of Loch Fleet turn left, at the ruined castle take the second farm road which is fairly rough, and follow round to your right. If coming from the north take the Loch Fleet road signposted to Embo from the A9. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Mary's Meals 60%
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Crail: Gardens in the Burgh

2 Castle Street, Crail KY10 3SQ
The Gardeners of Crail
Saturday/Sunday, 18/19 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
0c6
T:01333 450538 sueellen.jerdan@gmail.com
Take an enjoyable stroll around this quintessential East Neuk village and explore its many beautiful gardens. A number of gardens in varied styles: cottage, historic, plantsman's and bedding. The stunning coastal location of the gardens presents some challenges for planting but also allows for a great range of more tender species to flourish.

Directions: Approach Crail from either St Andrews or Anstruther via the A917. Parking available in Marketgate.

Admission: £5.50, children free
Charities: Crail Preservation Society 60%
Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Fochabers, Moray IV32 7PQ
Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox
Saturday 18 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
0c5d7
T:01343 612317 info@gordoncastlescotland.com
At almost eight acres in size Gordon Castle has one of the oldest and largest walled gardens in Britain. lovingly restored to its former glory with a modern design by award-winning designer Arne Maynard, this beautiful garden is overflowing with vegetables, fruit, herbs, and cut flowers. The onsite cafe has a ‘Plant,Pick,Plate’ ethos using wonderful fresh produce grown in the garden. There is a children's natural play area and shop. 

Directions: The main entrance is at the western end of the village of Fochabers, just off the A96, nine miles east of Elgin and 12 miles west of Keith. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Gordon Lennox Fochabers Trust 60%
43 Thornton Avenue

43 Thornton Avenue

Bonnybridge FK4 1AR
Tom Williamson and David Gallacher
Sunday 19 July, 1pm - 4:30pm (2020)
2c4
T:07821 406232
This astonishing hidden garden sits almost in the shadow of the Antonine Wall. There are over 680 named plants which are mostly herbaceous. More than 230 are grown in pots, along with seasonal bedding providing a wonderful display of plants from spring bulbs through to autumn colour. Awash with bees and butterflies, and our resident doves and robins, it allows people to see what can be achieved in a small suburban garden and within a tight budget. 2019 was a great year, not only was the garden featured on The Beechgrove Garden in July, but also won Best Overall Garden by Falkirk Council. It also featured in Country Lifestyle Scotland as well as helping to promote Scotland's Gardens Scheme and encourage people to take up gardening in a small space.

Directions: Signposted from the A803. Bus from Glasgow. Please park with consideration for other houses in the area.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: LSA: (Lyn's Small Animal Rehoming) 30% & Forth Valley Sensory Centre 30%
Marlfield and Ruthven Gardens

Marlfield and Ruthven Gardens

Coldstream TD12 4JT
Christine & Forbes McLennan and Keith & Karen Fountain
Sunday 19 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
2c57
T:01890 840700 forbes.mclennan@gmail.com
Marlfield TD12 4JT (Christine and Forbes McLennan): 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. 
Ruthven House TD12 4JU (Keith and Karen Fountain): Ruthven has lovely views toward the Cheviots and is accessed via a sweeping driveway. There are three acres divided into various interconnected areas; including a traditional knot garden, gravel gardens, an orchard set in meadow planting, a newly established rose garden and informal herbaceous borders which lead to the garden's main feature, two ponds connected by a winding stream. The owners have over the last few years expanded the garden extensively from the original small beds around the house, adding different areas as inspiration struck. The most recent additions are a substantial kitchen garden and (perhaps optimistically) a small lavender field.

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%
Kamares

Kamares

18 Broom Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 5DN
Derek and Laura Harrison
Sunday 19 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
1c45
laurah6367@gmail.com
Sitting in two-thirds of an acre, Kamares is a hacienda-style house surrounded by mature trees and a beautiful beech hedge. The garden has much of interest including a well-established pond, acers, Japanese grasses, colourful mixed shrubs, herbaceous borders and rare US sequoias. There are several patio gardens and a delightful courtyard with a rockery and miniature waterfall. Sculptures and topiary can be found around the garden where you are also welcome to visit the garden shed known as 'Owl Cottage'. The artist owner and her husband have had fun playing with spaces, colour and contrasting textures as an alternative canvas. A very well-stocked plant stall with home-grown established plants will be available.

Directions: From the A77 heading south, turn left into Broom Estate and sharp left again into Broom Road. Kamares is the last house on the left near the top of the hill. On road parking is available beyond the house on Broom Road, Broomcroft Road, Sandringham Road and Dunvegan Avenue.

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Jewish Care Scotland 60%
Westwater Farm

Westwater Farm

Langholm DG13 0LU
Mr and Mrs Charlie Clapperton
Sunday 19 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
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 Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse

Skirling by Biggar ML12 6HD
Mike and Annie Thompson
Sunday 19 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c7
T:01899 860396 info@schoolhouseflowers.co.uk
A developing and informal village garden extending to about half an acre. Home to a seasonal cut flower business with a secluded cutting garden with raised beds filled with colourful and unusual annuals. There are lawns with herbaceous borders, a productive kitchen garden, young orchard with beehive and a recently created wildlife pond. Featured in Scotland on Sunday.

Directions: Take the A701 or A702 and follow road signs to Skirling. The garden is directly opposite the village green.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Skirling Village Hall 60%
Craigieburn

Craigieburn

Craigieburn House, by Moffat DG10 9LF
Janet and Peter McGowan
Sunday 26 July, 10am - 7pm (2020)
2c79
T:07557 928648 bideshi@aol.com
A beautiful and varied five-acre plant lovers' garden in a natural location in scenic Moffatdale. Meconopsis, trilliums, rhododendrons, magnolias, arisaemas, bamboos, hoherias and many more types of plants flourish in the shelter of mature woodland. Garden Manager, Datenji Sherpa has recreated a Himalayan gorge with native plants where the Craigie Burn tumbles down through a series of waterfalls. Candelabra primulas, rodgersias, cardiocrimum, ferns and other rare plants thrive in the bog garden and woodland glades. Double herbaceous borders come into their own later in the summer and keep the display going throughout the season. Other garden areas include a Rose Garden, formal pond and Autumn Garden. A nursery sells hardy plants propagated onsite, many of them rare or unusual. The garden has been created over the past 25-30 years, building on its old setting. Its links to Robert Burns – including his song 'Craigieburn Wood' – provide another layer of history.

Directions: Three miles from the motorway (junction 15), two miles east of Moffat on the A708 Selkirk Road. Coming from Moffat, there are traffic lights straight ahead at the end of the bend. You can't miss the lodge and prayer flags.

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: Diabetes UK 60%
Wellbutts

Wellbutts

Elsrickle, by Biggar ML12 6QZ
Nick and Lillian Slater
Sunday 26 July, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
1c
We started our croft garden 19 years ago on an exposed hill site of approximately two acres at an altitude of 960 feet. Our priority then was hedging, shrub and tree planting, keeping open views but creating windbreaks for herbaceous gardens, spring-fed natural duck ponds and a rill fed ‘boggery’. Now established the beds are reshaped, enlarged and replanted with an extensive collection of perennials. Greenhouses and covered areas provide protection for more than 70 hanging baskets and our collection of pot grown begonias. 

Directions: Parking on the main road (A721) then walk to the garden (approximately 200-yards). Adjacent field parking may be available dependent on the weather, see signs on the day. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Marie Curie 60%
The Gardens of Kilmardinny Crescent

The Gardens of Kilmardinny Crescent

Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3NW
Colin & Joan McMinn, John & Margaret Redmond and John & Nancy Heath
Sunday 26 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c4
64 Kilmardinny (Colin and Joan McMinn) The garden is dominated by a large lawn with a flower bed with mixed planting. There is also a mature lime, lilac and cherry trees. There is a border with a profusion of planting including lavatera, fuchsias, pampas grass and hydrangeas. Overlooking the lawn is a ‘sitooterie’. At the rear of the property is a delightful bijoux courtyard garden.
68 Kilmardinny (John and Margaret Redmond) The front garden has a curved lawn which has borders of mixed trees, shrubs, perennials and annual plants including a scented path. Statues are delightfully placed in the garden. There are various pots in the gravel area and the lower patio area. The borders either side of the house contain peonies hellebores, hostas, shrubs and a magnolia tree. 
70 Kilmardinny (John and Nancy Heath) The front garden contains a colourful variety of shrubs and trees. There is an eye-catching carved wooden sculpture of an eagle surrounded by shrubs which include berberis, pieris, azaleas and hostas. The small lawn at the front of the house is bordered with shrubs. There is a water feature at the corner of the lawn. 

Directions: From Glasgow via Canniesburn Toll Roundabout take the A81 (Milngavie Road). Just past Kilmardinny Estate Self Catering Cottages on the right-hand side take a left into Kilmardinny Avenue then second left into Kilmardinny Crescent. By bus 60A from Glasgow or 10A Balfron bus. Bus stop near junction of Milngavie Road and Kilmardinny Avenue. By train to Hillfoot station then a short bus ride. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Children's Hospice Association Scotland 60%
Craigentinny Telferton Allotments

Craigentinny Telferton Allotments

Telferton Road, off Portobello Road, Edinburgh EH7 6XG
The Gardeners of Craigentinny and Telferton
Sunday 26 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c846
Established in 1923, this independent allotment site is a tranquil and charming space, hidden away in a built-up area, where the local community benefit from growing their own vegetables and fruit. Yarn bombing of allotments, and display of scarecrows. Come and enjoy tea, home baking and a chat with our friendly plot-holders.

Directions: Park on Telferton Road. Buses 15, 26, 45. 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Craigentinny Telferton Allotments 60%
The Tors

The Tors

2 Slamannan Road, Falkirk FK1 5LG
Dr and Mrs D M Ramsay
Sunday 26 July, 2pm - 5:30pm (2020)
2c457
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%
House of Aigas and Field Centre

House of Aigas and Field Centre

by Beauly IV4 7AD
Sir John and Lady Lister-Kaye
Sunday 26 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c6e
T:01463 782443 info@aigas.co.uk
The House of Aigas has a small arboretum of named Victorian specimen trees and modern additions. The garden consists of extensive rockeries, herbaceous borders, ponds and shrubs. Aigas Field Centre rangers lead regular guided walks on nature trails through woodland, moorland and around a loch.
Champion Trees: Douglas fir, Atlas cedar and Sequoiadendron giganteum

Directions: Four and a half miles from Beauly on the A831 Cannich/Glen Affric road.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Highland Hospice: Aird branch 60%
Highland Liliums

Highland Liliums

10 Loaneckheim, Kiltarlity IV4 7JQ
Neil and Frances Macritchie
Open daily, 9am - 5pm (2020)
c57
T:01463 741365 accounts@highlandliliums.co.uk
Highland Liliums is a working retail nursery with spectacular views over the Beauly valley and Strathfarrar hills. A wide selection of home-grown plants available including alpines, ferns, grasses, herbaceous, herbs, liliums, primulas and shrubs.

Directions: Signposted from Kiltarlity village, which is just off the Beauly to Drumnadrochit road (A833), approximately 12 miles from Inverness.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Ardmaddy Castle

Ardmaddy Castle

by Oban PA34 4QY
Mr and Mrs Archie Struthers
Open daily, 9am - dusk (2020)
bc57
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
Glenwhan Gardens

Glenwhan Gardens

Dunragit, by Stranraer DG9 8PH
Tess Knott
Open daily, 10am - 5pm (2020)
2c67
T:07787 990702
Described as one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland, Glenwhan Gardens is situated at 300 feet and overlooks Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway, with clear views to the Isle of Man. Thirty-six years ago there was wild moorland, but now, following considerable dedication and vision, you can see glorious collections of plants from around the world. There is colour in all seasons and the winding paths, well-placed seats, and varied sculptures, set around small lakes, add to the tranquil atmosphere. There is a 17-acre moorland wildflower walk, the chance to see red squirrels and a well-marked Tree Trail. 

Directions: Seven miles east of Stranraer, one mile off the A75 at Dunragit (follow brown VisitScotland and yellow SGS arrows). 

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: WWF-UK 60%
Logie House

Logie House

Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN
Alasdair and Panny Laing
Open daily, 10am - 5pm (2020)
3c57
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
Abriachan Garden Nursery

Abriachan Garden Nursery

Loch Ness Side IV3 8LA
Mr and Mrs Davidson
1 February - 30 November, 9am - 7pm (2020)
bc467
T:01463 861232 info@lochnessgarden.com
This is an outstanding garden with over four acres of exciting plantings with winding paths through native woodlands. Seasonal highlights include snowdrops, hellebores, primulas, meconopsis, hardy geraniums and colour-themed summer beds. Views over Loch Ness.

Directions: On the A82 Inverness/Drumnadrochit road, about eight miles south of Inverness.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Highland Hospice 60%
Druimneil House

Druimneil House

Port Appin PA38 4DQ
Mrs J Glaisher (Gardener: Mr Andrew Ritchie)
30 March - 31 October, dawn - dusk (2020)
03c7
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%
Ascog Hall Garden and Fernery

Ascog Hall Garden and Fernery

Ascog, Isle of Bute PA20 9EU
Karin Burke
1 April - 31 October, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01700 503461 info@ascogfernery.com
The outstanding feature of this three-acre garden is the Victorian Fernery, a magnificent gilded structure fed by natural spring waters and housing many fern species, including Britain’s oldest exotic fern, a 1,000-year-old Todea babara or king fern. Rare and unusual species await the visitor wandering through the original garden ‘rooms’ while the stables and coach house ruins feed the imagination with memories of long-lost times. The garden is generally well-labelled and contains a plant-hunters’ trail. A climate change BioTape was introduced in 2018.

Directions: Three miles south of Rothesay on the A844. Close to the picturesque Ascog Bay. Bus every half hour Rothesay - Kilchattan.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Inveraray Castle Gardens

Inveraray Castle Gardens

Inveraray PA32 8XF
The Duke and Duchess of Argyll
1 April - 31 October, 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
Attadale

Attadale

Strathcarron IV54 8YX
Mr Ewen Macpherson
1 April - 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%
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Leathad Ard

Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AQ
Rowena and Stuart Oakley
1 May - 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%
Baile Geamhraidh

Baile Geamhraidh

Isle of Lismore, Oban, Argyll PA34 5UL
Eva Tombs
Also open by arrangements (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%
Balmeanach House

Balmeanach House

Balmeanach, nr Struan, Isle of Skye IV56 8FH
Mrs Arlene Macphie
4 May - 8 October (Mondays & Thursdays), 10:30am - 3pm (2020)
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T:01470 572320 info@skye-holiday.com
Approximately a third of an acre of open croft land was fenced and a garden started, some 30 years ago. Now well established, there are glorious herbaceous borders, with a small azalea and rhododendron walk, a rose garden, arbour area, a small sunken pond and a well established woodland, complete with statues and fairies. Two additional ponds and a small shrubbery provide shelter for wildlife. Visitors are welcome to sit, or even picnic, in the numerous seating areas provided - remembering, to take all litter away, please.

Directions: A87 to Sligachan, turn left, Balmeanach is five miles north of Struan and five miles south of Dunvegan.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Scottish SPCA 60%
Bughtrig

Bughtrig

near Leitholm, Coldstream TD12 4JP
Mr and Mrs William Ramsay
1 June - 1 September, 11am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01890 840777 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. 

Directions: Quarter of a mile east of Leitholm on the B6461. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
The Lookout

The Lookout

Kilmuir, North Kessock IV1 3ZG
David and Penny Veitch
1 June - 31 August (Sundays only), 12pm - 4pm (2020)
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T:01463 731489 david@veitch.biz
A three-quarter-acre elevated coastal garden with incredible views over the Moray Firth which is only for the sure-footed. This award-winning garden, featured on the The Beechgrove Garden has been created out of a rock base with shallow pockets of ground, planted to its advantage to encourage all aspects of wildlife. There is a small sheltered courtyard, raised bed vegetable area, pretty cottage garden, scree and rock garden, rose arbour, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs, bamboos, trees and lily pond with waterside plants.

Directions: From Inverness, take the North Kessock left turn from the A9, and third left at the roundabout to go on the underpass, then sharp left onto Kilmuir Road. From Tore, take the slip road for North Kessock and immediately right for Kilmuir. Follow signs for Kilmuir (three miles) until you reach the shore. The Lookout is near the far end of the village with a large palm tree in front, surrounded by gravel.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Alzheimer Scotland 60%
5 Knott

5 Knott

Clachamish, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9NZ
Brian and Joyce Heggie
26 June - 21 September (Mondays, Fridays & Sundays), 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01470 582213 jbheggie@hotmail.co.uk
An informal, organic garden on a gently sloping half-acre site. Perimeter hedging has enabled a sheltered, tranquil oasis to be created. Winding paths meander through densely planted borders filled with a diverse range of perennials, annuals and shrubs. The house overlooks a sheltered bay with regular sightings of otters, sea eagles and harbour porpoises. There is a separate vegetable and herb area with a large polytunnel and raised beds. Garden seating in several locations. The garden is situated in an easily reached, particularly quiet and scenic area of Skye.

Directions: From Portree, take the A87 to Uig/Dunvegan. After approximately three miles, take the A850 towards Dunvegan. Six miles on, past the Treaslane sign, look for the red phone box on the right. Turn right on the bend at the signpost for Knott.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Crossroads Care Skye & Lochalsh 60%
Portmore

Portmore

Eddleston EH45 8QU
Mr and Mrs David Reid
1 July - 26 August (Wednesdays only), 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:07825 294388
Lovingly created by the current owners over the past 30 years, the gardens, surrounding the David Bryce-designed mansion house contain mature trees and offer fine views of the surrounding countryside. Large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders is planted in stunning colour harmonies, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Starred in Good Gardens Guide and featured in Kenneth Cox’s book Scotland for Gardeners and on The Beechgrove Gardens

Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Eddleston Parish Church of Scotland 60%
Braevallich Farm

Braevallich Farm

by Dalmally PA33 1BU
Mr Philip Bowden-Smith
By arrangement (2020)
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T:01866 844246 philip@brae.co.uk
Discover two gardens, one at the farm and the upper garden 120 feet above the house. The former is approximately one-and-a-half acres and developed over the last 40 years. Its principal features include dwarf rhododendron, azaleas (evergreen and deciduous), large drifts of various primula and meconopsis and bluebells, and mixed herbaceous perennials/shrubs; there is also quite a serious kitchen garden. The second garden has been developed over the last 30 years out of a birch and sessile oak wood and is a traditional West Coast glen garden intersected by two pretty burns with waterfalls. The garden has been extended over the last few years and now covers nearly ten acres with extensive new paths, and a suspension bridge over the ravine. Whilst the plants are important, many say that it is the topography with its differing vistas which make this garden such a peaceful and special place.

Directions: South east of Loch Awe on the B840, 15 miles from Cladich, seven miles from Ford.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Mary's Meals 60%
Laundry Cottage

Laundry Cottage

Culdrain, Gartly, Huntly AB54 4PY
Judith McPhun
By arrangement (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%
Maolachy's Garden

Maolachy's Garden

Lochavich, by Kilmelford PA35 1HJ
Georgina Dalton
By arrangement (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%
Kilsyth Gardens

Kilsyth Gardens

Allanfauld Road, Kilsyth G65 9DE
Mr & Mrs George Murdoch and Mr & Mrs Alan Patrick
By arrangement between 1 April - 30 August (2020)
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T:07743 110908 alan.patrick3@googlemail.com
Aeolia (Mr and Mrs George Murdoch) A third-of-an-acre woodland garden developed since 1960 and designed to have something in flower every month of the year. The garden contains a large variety of mature specimen trees and shrubs, maples, primulas, hardy geraniums and herbaceous plants. Spring bulbs provide early colour, lilies and dahlias provide late season interest. There are a couple of small ponds for wildlife, two greenhouses and a fruit production area. The owners are members of the Scottish Rhododendron Society with a collection of over 100 specimens, some grown from seed. Areas of the garden are often under development to provide something new to see and provide material for the extensive plant sale, which is home grown. 
Blackmill (Mr and Mrs Alan Patrick) Across the road from Aeolia is Blackmill through which the Garrel Burn flows, the garden includes the magnificent 23 feet waterfall with it's ever-changing moods throughout the year. On the side of the property, on the site of an old water-powered sickle mill, is an acre of mature specimen trees, rhododendrons and shrubs with an ornamental pond and a rock pool built into the remains of the mill building. Across the burn there is a further two acres of woodland glen with paths along the waterside offering glimpses of the many cascading waterfalls. A large area of wildflowers has been newly introduced alongside the burn. A micro hydro scheme is on view, along with many different examples of dry stone walls. Visitors remark on the sense of tranquility and peace they experience in the garden and appreciate the works of art created from repurposed stone and salvaged material.

Directions: Turn off the A803 into Parkburn Road up to crossroads (parking attendant will advise you on parking). Bus: 89 Glasgow-Kilsyth has a stop up at the crossroads a couple of minutes walk to the gardens. Trains: the nearest station is Croy, bus 147 or 344 to Kilsyth. 

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Strathcarron Hospice 60%
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%
Auldbyres Farm Garden

Auldbyres Farm Garden

Coylton KA6 6HG
Marshall and Sue Veitch
By arrangement between 1 April - 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%
The Lookout

The Lookout

Kilmuir, North Kessock IV1 3ZG
David and Penny Veitch
By arrangement between 1 April - 30 September (2020)
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T:01463 731489 david@veitch.biz
A three-quarter-acre elevated coastal garden with incredible views over the Moray Firth which is only for the sure-footed. This award-winning garden, featured on the The Beechgrove Garden has been created out of a rock base with shallow pockets of ground, planted to its advantage to encourage all aspects of wildlife. There is a small sheltered courtyard, raised bed vegetable area, pretty cottage garden, scree and rock garden, rose arbour, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs, bamboos, trees and lily pond with waterside plants.

Directions: From Inverness, take the North Kessock left turn from the A9, and third left at the roundabout to go on the underpass, then sharp left onto Kilmuir Road. From Tore, take the slip road for North Kessock and immediately right for Kilmuir. Follow signs for Kilmuir (three miles) until you reach the shore. The Lookout is near the far end of the village with a large palm tree in front, surrounded by gravel.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Alzheimer Scotland 60%
Liggat Cheek Cottage

Liggat Cheek Cottage

Baltersan, Newton Stewart DG8 6AX
Philip and Jennifer Bradley
By arrangement between 1 April - 30 September (2020)
2c46
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%
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%
101 Greenbank Crescent

101 Greenbank Crescent

Edinburgh EH10 5TA
Jerry and Christine Gregson
By arrangement between 12 April - 27 September (2020)
2c4
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%
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%
Eas Mhor

Eas Mhor

Cnoc-a-Challtuinn, Clachan Seil, Oban PA34 4TR
Mrs Kimbra Lesley Barrett
By arrangement between 1 May - 30 September (2020)
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T:01852 300469 kimbra1745@gmail.com
All the usual joys of a west coast garden plus some delightful surprises! A small contemporary garden on a sloping site - the emphasis being on scent and exotic plant material. Unusual and rare blue Borinda bamboos (only recently discovered in China) and bananas. The garden is at its best in mid to late summer when shrub roses and sweet peas fill the air with scent. The delightful sunny deck overlooks stylish white walled ponds with cascading water blades. Recent additions include a 20-foot citrus house, Chinese pergola walk and peony border.

Directions: Turn off the A816 from Oban onto the B844 signposted Easdale. Over the bridge onto Seil Island, pass Tigh an Truish pub and turn right after a quarter mile up Cnoc-a-Challtuin road. Public car park is on the left at the bottom; please park there and walk up the road. Eas Mhor on right after second speed bump. Please do not block driveway. Bus Oban - Clachan Seil, two/three per day.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: MS Centre (Therapy Centre): Oban 60%
4 Harelaw Road

4 Harelaw Road

Edinburgh EH13 0DR
Mrs Kathleen Tait
By arrangement between 1 May - 31 July (2020)
2c46
T:0131 441 4802 katait04@outlook.com
An attractive, well-designed garden featuring a delightful pond and statuary with a collection of unusual ferns and herbaceous plants and a variety of acers. A large rockery is an interesting new addition. Numerous pots of all shapes and sizes adorn the lower and upper garden.

Directions: From the city take the left fork at the traffic lights at the top of Colinton village. Buses 10, 16, 45, 400

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Parkinsons UK 60%
Highlands Garden

Highlands Garden

East Voe, Scalloway, SHETLAND ZE1 0UR
Sarah Kay
By arrangement between 1 May - 31 October (2020)
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T:01595 880526/ 07818 845385 info@easterhoull.co.uk
The garden is in two parts. The upper garden is mostly a rockery, with a large selection of plants, shallow pond, seating area and newly built polycrub and greenhouse with fruit and vegetables. The lower garden is on a steep slope with a spectacular sea view over the village of Scalloway. There is a path to lead visitors around and the garden features a large collection of plants, vegetable patch, deep pond and pergola. It was awarded a Shetland Environmental Award in 2014 for its strong theme of recycling. The owner also has an art studio which you are most welcome to visit when you view the garden.

Directions: Follow the A970 main road towards the village of Scalloway. Near the top of the hill heading towards Scalloway take a sharp turn to the left, signposted Easterhoull Chalets. Follow the road to chalets (painted blue with red roofs) and you will see the yellow SGS sign for the garden. Bus 4 from Lerwick/Scalloway. 

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 60%
Pitcurran House

Pitcurran House

Abernethy PH2 9LH
The Hon Ranald and Mrs Noel-Paton
By arrangement between 1 May - 1 September (2020)
3c467
T:01738 850933 patricianp@pitcurran.com
This end-of-village garden was created 16 years ago. It includes an interesting combination of trees, rare shrubs and herbaceous plants including azaleas, rhododendrons, tree peonies, trilliums and veratrum. Also a rose pergola, eucryphias and a large west-facing hydrangea border for the later summer. Above the pond there is a good collection of pink and white barked birches and an embryonic arboretum.

Directions: South east of Perth. From M90 (exit nine) take A912 towards Glenfarg, go left at roundabout onto A913 to Abernethy. Pitcurran House is at the far eastern end of the village. Buses run through Abernethy from Perth and surrounding districts.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Limited 60%
The Tors

The Tors

2 Slamannan Road, Falkirk FK1 5LG
Dr and Mrs D M Ramsay
By arrangement between 1 May - 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%
Parkhead House

Parkhead House

Parkhead Gardens, Burghmuir Road, Perth PH1 1RB
Mr and Mrs M S Tinson
By arrangement between 1 May - 30 September (2020)
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T:01738 625983 M:07748 186 815 maddy.tinson@gmail.com
Parkhead is an old farmhouse sited within an acre of beautiful gardens. Mature trees include an outstanding 300-year-old Spanish chestnut. This hidden gem is a garden for all seasons. Gentle terracing and meandering paths lead you past a large variety of unusual and interesting plants and shrubs. If you seek colour and inspiration come and see this garden.
National Plant Collection: Lilium (Mylnefield lilies)

Directions: Parkhead Gardens is on a small lane off the west end of Burghmuir Road in Perth. More detailed directions on request.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Plant Heritage 60%
Carey House

Carey House

Abernethy PH2 9LN
Caroline and Alan Boyle
By arrangement between 15 May - 15 July (2020)
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T:01738 851190 carolinepboyle@hotmail.com
Set amid panoramic views of the Ochils this is a ceramicist’s garden developed from rough pasture and fields of brambles over the past nine years. Pots and sculptures feature on a trail which wanders through distinct areas: orchard, herb garden, shrubbery, cottage garden, lawns, pond, rose garden, summerhouse and studio plus lots of places for sitting and contemplating. Plants from the garden will be for sale.

Directions: Abernethy is seven miles south of Perth. Leave M90 at Junction 9 and follow signs for Abernethy on A912. Garden Owner will provide detailed directions on request. Bus stops at top of lane - it is a mile walk from here on a quiet track.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Woodland Trust Scotland 60%
Barnweil Garden

Barnweil Garden

Craigie, near Kilmarnock KA1 5NE
Mr and Mrs Ronald W Alexander
By arrangement between 18 May - 15 July (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%
5 Knott

5 Knott

Clachamish, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9NZ
Brian and Joyce Heggie
By arrangement between 1 June - 30 September (2020)
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T:01470 582213 jbheggie@hotmail.co.uk
An informal, organic garden on a gently sloping half-acre site. Perimeter hedging has enabled a sheltered, tranquil oasis to be created. Winding paths meander through densely planted borders filled with a diverse range of perennials, annuals and shrubs. The house overlooks a sheltered bay with regular sightings of otters, sea eagles and harbour porpoises. There is a separate vegetable and herb area with a large polytunnel and raised beds. Garden seating in several locations. The garden is situated in an easily reached, particularly quiet and scenic area of Skye.

Directions: From Portree, take the A87 to Uig/Dunvegan. After approximately three miles, take the A850 towards Dunvegan. Six miles on, past the Treaslane sign, look for the red phone box on the right. Turn right on the bend at the signpost for Knott.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Crossroads Care Skye & Lochalsh 60%
Portmore

Portmore

Eddleston EH45 8QU
Mr and Mrs David Reid
By arrangement between 1 June - 31 August (2020)
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T:07825 294388
Lovingly created by the current owners over the past 30 years, the gardens, surrounding the David Bryce-designed mansion house contain mature trees and offer fine views of the surrounding countryside. Large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders is planted in stunning colour harmonies, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Starred in Good Gardens Guide and featured in Kenneth Cox’s book Scotland for Gardeners and on The Beechgrove Gardens

Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. 

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Eddleston Parish Church of Scotland 60%
10 Pilmuir Road West

10 Pilmuir Road West

Forres IV36 2HL
Mrs Lorraine Dingwall
By arrangement between 1 June - 18 August (2020)
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T:01309 674634 fixandig@aol.com
Plantswoman’s small town garden with over 300 cultivars of hostas, an extensive collection of hardy geraniums together with many other unusual plants. Managed entirely without the use of artificial fertilisers or chemicals, the owner encourages hedgehogs, toads and wild birds to control slugs. In early spring there are approximately 150 named snowdrops to be seen, some of which are very rare. 

Directions: From Tesco roundabout at Forres continue along Nairn Road. Take the first left onto Ramflat Road, then go right at the bottom and first left onto Pilmuir Road West. 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 60%
The Herbalist's Garden at Logie

The Herbalist's Garden at Logie

Logie House, Kirriemuir DD8 5PN
Terrill and Gavin Dobson
By arrangement between 1 June - 31 August (2020)
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herbalistsgarden@gmail.com
This garden, featured on The Beechgrove Garden in 2014, is set amid an 18th-century walled garden and large Victorian-style greenhouse within Logie’s organic farm. Featuring more than 150 herbs, the physic garden is divided into eight rectangles including medicinal herbs for different body systems. All the herbs are labelled with a brief description of actions to help novices learn more about this ancient art. The garden also features a herbaceous border and productive fruit and vegetable garden.

Directions: From the A90, take A926 towards Kirriemuir. Just after the Welcome to Kirriemuir sign take a sharp left on to a single track road, or from Kirriemuir take A926 towards Forfar and fork right at Beechwood Place onto the single track road. Take the first left and follow signs to The Walled Garden.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Glens and Kirriemuir United Parish Church of Scotland: Thrums Tots & Messy Church 60%
Bradystone House

Bradystone House

Murthly PH1 4EW
Mrs James Lumsden
By arrangement between 2 June - 8 August (2020)
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T:01738 710308 pclumsden@me.com
This cottage garden was converted from a derelict farm steading to create a unique courtyard garden that bursts with colour throughout the season. It has been imaginatively planted by Patricia and her gardener Scott and has recently undergone some exciting changes. There is a woodland walk with interesting trees underplanted with shrubs, that leads to a duck pond where ducks and hens roam freely. There is also a small productive kitchen garden. A real gem of a garden; visitors who are fortunate enough to meet the owner and Scott will be impressed by their enthusiasm and knowledge.

Directions: From south/north follow A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At crossroads in Murthly take private road to Bradystone.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance 60%