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Willowhill

Willowhill

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

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

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

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
Saturday 18 July, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%
Whitewin House

Whitewin House

Golf Course Road, Girvan KA26 9HW
Linda Finnie and Graeme Finnie
Saturday/Sunday, 18/19 July, Saturday/Sunday, 25/26 July, Saturday/Sunday, 1/2 August & Saturday/Sunday, 8/9 August, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01465 712358 M: 07855 269247 lafinnie@hotmail.com
Whitewin House has an interesting history. It was the first house to be built on Golf Course Road by the Tate & Lyle sugar-refining family in the late 1800s. It has a prime location with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde and to Ailsa Craig and the Kintyre Peninsula. Set in an acre of ground there are four separate gardens: the Ailsa Craig Garden at the front; the Gable Garden; the Central Rear Garden and the Rear Golf Course Garden. The layout is formal with lawns, borders, shrubs, rockeries and statuary complementing the Victorian architecture of Whitewin. Changes for 2020 include a Gable Garden water feature.

Directions: Approaching Girvan from the north on A77 the turning to Golf Course Road is on right hand side of the road before the town centre (follow signs for the Golf Course). From the south on the A77 come through Girvan, turn left at the lights, then first left and follow signs for the Golf Course. Entrance to the property will be signposted. 

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

Marlfield

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

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 60%
Glen House

Glen House

Glen Estate, Innerleithen EH44 6PX
The Tennant family
Sunday 19 July, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
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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: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
5 Woodlands Gardens

5 Woodlands Gardens

Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9DU
Keith Thornton
Sunday 19 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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A two thirds of an acre plot planted out in 2008 and specialising in more unusual trees and shrubs. The collection of Magnolia trees has reached flowering size, and includes sprengeri 'Diva', sargentiana, 'Star Wars' and Michelia doltsopa. The Rhododendron borders include early flowers, scented species and scented azaleas. Old roses feature with a collection of scented heritage French varieties, including centifolia de peinte, 'cabbage' roses and Pemberton musk roses. There is a small orchard of apple, pear and plum trees, and a large outdoor peach in the courtyard garden. Soft fruit and vegetable plots are laid out.

Directions: From the A90, take Milltimber junction A93 to Cults. At lights turn left up Kirk Brae, then right to Friarsfield Road. At top of hill, turn right into Woodlands housing estate, first left then first left again into Woodlands Gardens. From the A92 take the A93 to Braemar, after 200m turn right to Craigton Road, follow this for one mile, then Woodlands estate is on the left. The nearest bus stop Baird's Brae on routes 19 or 201, then about 18 minutes' walk.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish SPCA: Drumoak 30% & The New Arc 30%
Westwater Farm

Westwater Farm

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

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

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

The Tors

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

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Strathcarron Hospice 60%
The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

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

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

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

Dowhill

Cleish KY4 0HZ
Mrs Colin Maitland Dougall
Sunday 9 August & Sunday 16 August, 2pm - 4:30pm (2020)
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T:01577 850207 pippamd@icloud.com
This will be the last time that the garden opens so please come along and see its magnificent trees, woodland walks, ponds, poppies and swathes of primulas. For more information on the garden read Scotland for Gardeners by Kenneth Cox.

Directions: Three-quarters of a mile from M90, exit 5. Follow B9097 towards Crook of Devon, the entrance is between the trees on left.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: MND Scotland 60%
Underwood House

Underwood House

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

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

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

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
Sunday 23 August, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%
Wraes

Wraes

Corseliehill Road, nr Houston PA6 7HU
Tim and Jo Mack
Sunday 23 August, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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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. A great space for children to run and explore (under supervision). NEW FOR 2020 - apple and pear orchard, wildflower meadow and grass maze.

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%
Oldtown of Leys Garden

Oldtown of Leys Garden

Inverness IV2 6AE
David and Anne Sutherland
Open daily, dawn - dusk (not open Thursdays and Fridays from 15 July - 31 October) (2020)
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T:01463 238238 ams@oldtownofleys.com
Large garden established in 2003 on the outskirts of Inverness and overlooking the town. Herbaceous beds with lovely rhododendron and azalea displays in spring. There are specimen trees, three ponds surrounded by waterside planting and a small woodland area. A new rockery area was created in 2015 and is still developing.

Directions: Turn off southern distributor road (B8082) at Leys roundabout towards Inverarnie (B861). At the T junction turn right. After 50 yards turn right into Oldtown of Leys.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Local Charities 60%
Ardmaddy Castle

Ardmaddy Castle

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

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

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

Kinlochlaich Gardens

Appin PA38 4BD
Miss F M M Hutchison
3 March - 15 October, 11am - 4pm (2020)
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T:07881 525754 fiona@kinlochlaich.plus.com
Octagonal walled garden incorporating a large Nursery Garden Centre with a huge variety of plants growing and for sale. Bluebell woodland walk and spring garden. Many rhododendrons, azaleas, trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, including many unusual ones such as embothrium, davidia, stewartia, magnolia, eucryphia and tropaeolum. A quarter of the interior of the walled garden is borders packed with many unusual and interesting plants, espaliered fruit trees, and with an ancient yew in the centre, and another quarter is vegetable growing.

Directions: On the A828 in Appin between Oban, 18 miles to the south, and Fort William, 27 miles to the north. The entrance is next to the police station. Bus Oban to Fort William.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Feis na h'apainne 30% & The Appin Village Hall 30%
Burgie

Burgie

Between Forres and Elgin IV36 2QU
Hamish Lochore
1 April - 31 October, 8am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01343 850231 hamish@burgie.org
A rare opportunity to see a sizeable woodland garden / arboretum in its infancy. It has a good collection of rhododendrons, sorbus, alder, birch and tilia but also includes many unusual trees from around the world. The arboretum is zoned into geographic areas and species type. It includes a Japanese Garden, bog garden, bog wood, loch and Quarry Garden. First created in 2005 and is ongoing. Most plants are grown from hand collected seed and propagated in the Georgian greenhouse. 

Directions: A96 between Forres and Elgin. Four miles east of Forres. Six miles west of Elgin. Sign to Burgie Mains along the A96 is set in wrought iron decorated with horses and cattle. South off the main road and one mile to the Woodland Garden car park. 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: World Horse Welfare 30% & Sandpiper Trust 30%
Pitmuies Gardens

Pitmuies Gardens

House of Pitmuies, Guthrie, by Forfar DD8 2SN
Jeanette and Ruaraidh Ogilvie
1 April - 30 September, 10am - 5pm (2020)
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T:01241 828245 ogilvie@pitmuies.com
Two renowned semi-formal walled gardens adjoin an 18th-century house and steading and shelter long borders of herbaceous perennials, superb old-fashioned delphiniums and roses, together with pavings rich with violas and dianthus. An extensive and diverse collection of plants, interesting kitchen garden, spacious lawns, river and lochside walks beneath fine trees. A wide variety of shrubs with good autumn colour and a picturesque turreted doo’cot and a ‘Gothick’ wash house. Myriad spring bulbs include carpets of crocus following massed snowdrops and daffodils.

Directions: From Forfar take A932 east for seven miles and gardens are signposted on the right. From Brechin take A933 south to Friockheim and turn right onto A932; then gardens are signposted on the left after one-and-a-half miles.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Donation to SGS Beneficiaries
Langley Park Gardens

Langley Park Gardens

Montrose DD10 9LG
Marianne and Philip Santer
1 May - 30 August (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays), 10am - 4pm (2020)
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T:01674 810735 philipsanter1@gmail.com
Set overlooking Montrose Basin, Langley Park Gardens include four walled gardens, three filled with herbaceous borders, fruit trees and vegetable plots, the fourth is a small arboretum. The 27 acres of policies contain woodland walks among both ancient and recently planted trees. Walk down through the 20-acre wildflower meadow along the banks of the wildlife pond, enjoy the views over Montrose, The Basin and the hills beyond. In winter enjoy long woodland walks among our stunning snowdrops.

Directions: Just off the A935 Montrose to Brechin Road, one-and-a-half miles from Montrose.

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

Dunninald Castle

Montrose DD10 9TD
The Stansfeld family
10 May - 31 August, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01674 672031 estateoffice@dunninald.com
We welcome our visitors to explore our 100 acres of woods, wild garden, policies and a walled garden. From January to May the main interest is the wild garden and policies where snowdrops in January are followed by daffodils and finally bluebells in May. In June the emphasis turns to the walled garden, rich in interest and colour throughout the summer. Situated at the bottom of the beech avenue, the walled garden is planted with rose borders, traditional mixed borders, vegetables, herbs, soft fruits and fruit trees and there is a greenhouse.

Directions: Three miles south of Montrose, ten miles north of Arbroath, signposted from the A92.

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

Glenarn

Glenarn Road, Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8LL
Michael and Sue Thornley
15 July - 21 September, dawn - dusk (2020)
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T:01436 820493 masthome@btinternet.com
Glenarn survives as a complete example of a ten-acre garden which spans from 1850 to the present day. There are winding paths through miniature glens under a canopy of oaks and limes, sunlit open spaces, a vegetable garden with beehives, and a rock garden full of surprise and season-long colour, with views over the Gareloch. The famous collections of rare and tender rhododendrons and magnolias give way in midsummer to roses rambling through the trees and climbing hydrangeas, followed by the starry white flowers of hoherias and eucryphias to the end of the season. 

Directions: On the A814, two miles north of Helensburgh, up Pier Road. Cars to be left at the gate unless passengers are infirm. 

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

Attadale

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

Directions: On the A890 between Strathcarron and South Strome.

Admission: £8.00, children £1.00
Charities: Strathcarron Project: Howard Doris Centre 60%
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Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AQ
Rowena and Stuart Oakley
15 July - 30 September (not Sundays), 10am - 6pm (2020)
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T:01851 643204 stuart.oakley1a@gmail.com
A one-acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag. It has evolved along with the shelter hedges that divide the garden into a number of areas giving a new view at every corner. With shelter and raised beds, the different conditions created permit a wide variety of plants to be grown. Features include herbaceous borders, cutting borders, bog gardens, grass garden, exposed beds, patios, a pond and vegetables and fruit grown both in the open ground and the Keder greenhouse. Some of the vegetables are grown to show standards.

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: British Red Cross 60%
Thirlestane

Thirlestane

Kelso TD5 8PD
Catherine Ross and John Wylie
By arrangement between 31 March - 31 October (2020)
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T:01573 420487
Thirlestane is a large, informal garden, with some rough ground and long grass. It previously opened as one of the Yetholm gardens, but since then a nine-acre wood has been planted. This young woodland has a wide mix of trees, including some specimen trees. A spiral mount gives views of the Cheviot hills. There are two ponds and a burn. An orchard has about 50 varieties of apples and other fruit trees. Beech hedges enclose prairie planting in a formal setting. There is an enclosed flower garden, raised beds for vegetables and colour-themed planting. 

Directions: Thirlestane is near Yetholm, not to be confused with Thirlestane, Lauder. Do not follow SatNav, it will try to take you to Lochside. From Kelso, take the B6352 towards Yetholm for about six miles. Continue past a cottage on the edge of the road. Thirlestane is next on the left, opposite the road to Lochside. From Yetholm, take the road to Kelso for about two miles. After a very sharp corner, Thirlestane is on the right. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support 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%
Knock Newhouse

Knock Newhouse

Lochgair PA31 8RZ
Mr and Mrs Hew Service
By arrangement between 13 April - 13 September (2020)
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T:01546 886628 corranmorhouse@aol.com
The six-acre woodland garden is centred on a small waterfall, a 250-foot lochan and lily pond. Since the 1960s there has been constant planting including major plantings in 1989 and the 90s. The storms of 2011/12 caused great damage to trees and bushes, but created space for additional azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, hoheria, eucryphia and other flowering shrubs. There are over 100 species of rhododendron, as well as hybrids. Among the mature and young trees are cut leaf oak and alder, specimen conifers, redwoods, eucalyptus, acers and a wollemi pine, which was thought to be extinct until found in Australia in 1994.

Directions: On the A83. The house is not visible from the road. From Lochgilphead, half a mile south of Lochgair Hotel and on the left-hand side of the road, and from Inveraray on the right side of the road half a mile after the Lochgair Hotel; the drive opening is marked and enters the woods.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: MND Scotland 30% & Christ Church Scottish Episcopal Church 30%
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%
Stable House

Stable House

Maxton, St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0EX
Ian Dalziel
By arrangement between 1 May - 31 October (2020)
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T:01835 824262 imd4@mac.com
An enclosed private garden built around converted stables with a sunny courtyard. The garden extends to over half an acre and includes mixed borders in sun and shade, a wildflower meadow, a plant house and a new hot border.

Directions: Two minutes from A68 on A699 to Kelso.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Royal Blind 60%
Carig Dhubh

Carig Dhubh

Bonskeid, Pitlochry PH16 5NP
Jane and Niall Graham-Campbell
By arrangement between 1 May - 30 September (2020)
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T:01796 473469 niallgc@btinternet.com
'I don’t know how Niall and Jane manage to grow their splendid meconopsis on the sand and rock of their garden but they do, most successfully.' In this stunning situation, when not admiring the views, you will find wonderful primulas, cardiocrinum and meconopsis, all interspersed between beautiful shrubs and other herbaceous plants. Look up and in July you will see roses flowering 40 feet up in the tree. This is a gem of a garden and you will be welcomed by Niall and Jane Graham-Campbell with all their expert knowledge.

Directions: Take the old A9 between Pitlochry and Killiecrankie, turn west on the Tummel Bridge Road B8019, Carig Dhubh is three-quarters of a mile on north side of the road.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Earl Haig Fund Poppy Scotland 60%
2 Durnamuck

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
By arrangement between 1 June - 30 September (2020)
T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%