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Shepherd House

Shepherd House

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TH
Sir Charles and Lady Fraser
Saturday/Sunday, 22/23 February, 11am - 4pm (2020)
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T:0131 665 2570 annfraser@talktalk.net
A constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains. At its heart are the plants filling every border, spilling over arches and lining paths, which are the inspiration for Ann’s paintings. The season starts with the snowdrop collection of over 70 cultivars, moves on through hellebores, tulips, irises and roses. One of the garden's features is a mirror steel diamond sculpture to commemorate the Frasers' diamond wedding anniversary and 60 years in this garden. 

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: LMN Scotland: Live Music Now Scotland 60%
Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens

Peebles EH45 9HT
Lady Buchan-Hepburn
Sunday 23 February, 10am - 4pm (2020)
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T:01721 720007 info@kailziegardens.com
Semi-formal walled garden with shrubs and herbaceous borders, rose garden and excellent display of plants in large Victorian greenhouses. Woodland and burnside walks among spring bulbs, snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas. The garden is set among fine old trees. Watch osprey with live CCTV recordings of ospreys nesting in the recently extended nature centre. Kailzie has been featured on Landward and The Beechgrove Garden.
Champion Trees: Larch planted 1725

Directions: Two-and-a-half miles east of Peebles on the B7062. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Erskine Hospital 60%
Lindores House

Lindores House

by Newburgh KY14 6JD
Mr and Mrs R Turcan
Sunday 23 February, 11:30am - 2pm (2020)
b3c46
T:01337 840369
Lindores House overlooks the loch. Woodland walk beside the loch and stunning views from the garden. Herbaceous borders, wonderful snowdrops, leucojums, trilliums, primulae, rhododendrons and species trees including Nothofagus and Davidia involucrata, the handkerchief tree. Don't miss the 17th-century yew, believed to be the largest in Fife, which you can walk inside!

Directions: Off A913 two miles east of Newburgh. Bus from Cupar.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Bumblebee Conservation Trust 60%
Danevale Park

Danevale Park

Crossmichael DG7 2LP
Mrs M R C Gillespie
Sunday 23 February, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
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T:01556 670223 danevale@tiscali.co.uk
First opening for snowdrops in 1951, these mature grounds have a wonderful display of snowdrops as well as aconites and many other wildflowers. Walks through the woods and alongside the River Dee make this a memorable afternoon. In celebration of this 50th Year of opening under Scotland's Gardens Scheme, complete your visit with an old fashioned afternoon tea in the house.

Directions: On the A713 two miles from Castle Douglas and one mile short of Crossmichael 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Earl Haig Fund Poppy Scotland 60%
Kilgraston School

Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn PH2 9BQ
Kilgraston School
Sunday 23 February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (2020)
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T:01738 812257 marketing@kilgraston.com
Enjoy the carpet of snowdrops, admire the ancient yews, towering wellingtonias, and the resident red squirrels, whilst exploring the pathways and woodlands within the extensive grounds of this 19th-century house. Formerly home to the Grant family, it has been a girls’ boarding school since 1930. Statues and sculptures, some by renowned architect Hew Lorimer, dot the landscape, as well as a great children’s play area. Inside the school, take in an excellent display of pupil artwork.

Directions: Bridge of Earn is three miles south of Perth on the A912. Kilgraston School is well signposted from the main road. Maps are available at the school website.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Glenfarg Riding For The Disabled Association Group 60%
Langley Park Gardens

Langley Park Gardens

Montrose DD10 9LG
Marianne and Philip Santer
Saturday 29 February & Sunday 1 March, 12pm - 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
Ecclesgreig Castle

Ecclesgreig Castle

St Cyrus DD10 0DP
Mr Gavin Farquhar
Sunday 1 March, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
b2c67
T:01224 214301 enquiries@ecclesgreig.com
Ecclesgreig Castle, Victorian Gothic on a 16th-century core, is internationally famous as an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The snowdrop walk (over 150 varieties of snowdrop) starts at the castle, meanders around the estate, along woodland paths and the pond, ending at the garden. In the Italian balustraded gardens there is a 140-foot-long herbaceous border, classical statues and stunning shaped topiary with views across St Cyrus to the sea. Started from a derelict site, development continues. Also to be found in the grounds is the well of St Cyrus. 

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Girlguiding Montrose District: Montrose Guide Camp Fund 60%
Cleghorn

Cleghorn

Stable House, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark ML11 7RN
Mr and Mrs R Eliott Lockhart
Sunday 1 March, 2pm - 4pm (2020)
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T:01555 663792 eliottlockhart.nicky@gmail.com
Eighteenth-century garden gradually being returned to former layout.  Lawns with mature trees, shrubs, abundant snowdrops and a woodland walk along the valley, formed by 12th-century dams, that were originally built to form fish ponds. The valley has been totally cleared in the last couple of years, the burn and snowdrops are now visible from both sides of the valley.  Visitors are welcome to return when the daffodils are in flower.

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

Admission: by donation
Charities: Marie Curie 60%
Winton Castle

Winton Castle

Pencaitland EH34 5AT
Sir Francis Ogilvy, Winton Trust
Sunday 29 March, 12pm - 4:30pm (2020)
2845d7
T:01875 340222
The gardens continue to develop and improve. In addition to the natural areas around Sir David’s Loch and the Dell, extensive mixed borders are taking shape for the terraces and walled garden. In spring a glorious covering of daffodils makes way for cherry and apple blossoms. Enjoy an informative tour of this historic house and walk off delicious lunches and home baking around the estate. A visit to Winton Castle is a wonderful family day out. 

Directions: Entrance off the B6355 Tranent/Pencaitland Road. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Marie Curie 60%
Old Farm Cottage

Old Farm Cottage

The Ladywell, Nemphlar, Lanark ML11 9GX
Ian and Anne Sinclair
Sunday 29 March & Sunday 5 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01555 663345 M: 07833 204180 anniesinclair58@gmail.com
This delightful garden as featured in the Scotland on Sunday in September 2019, has something of interest all year round. A magnificent collection of spring bulbs (29 March and 5 April openings), shrubs and small trees attractive for their flowers, fruit and autumn foliage are all complemented by herbaceous plantings. The garden also offers a wildflower area, a pond, an apiary and small orchard. Around an acre in size it has a large grassed area with a putting green, which is particularly suitable for families. There are lots of child-friendly nooks and crannies for discovery and play. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic as there are many sheltered places to sit and enjoy views over the Clyde Valley and district.

Directions: Leave the A73 at Cartland Bridge (Lanark to Carluke Road) or the A72 (Clyde Valley Road) at Crossford. Both routes are well signposted. The garden is just off the West Nemphlar Road on Ladywell Lane.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Guide Dogs 60%
Humbie Dean

Humbie Dean

Humbie EH36 5PW
Frank Kirwan
Sunday 5 April, Saturday 18 April & Sunday 3 May, 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%
Cambo Spring Fair

Cambo Spring Fair

Kingsbarns KY16 8QD
Trustees of Cambo Heritage Trust
Sunday 12 April, 12pm - 3pm (2020)
2c457
T:01333 451040 cambo@camboestate.com
Invited nurseries will join Cambo to provide a wide range of rare and interesting plants. A variety of craft and food stalls are also taking part. A great day out for the family. Children's activities, daffodil meadow, walled garden and woodland walk to the sandy beach. Enjoy the exhibitions in the recently restored Georgian Stables, which make up the Cambo Visitor Centre. Refreshments are available in The Cambo Garden Cafe, with delicious menus based on local homegrown produce.

Directions: A917 between Crail and St Andrews.

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: Cambo Heritage Trust 60%
Auchmacoy

Auchmacoy

Ellon AB41 8RB
Mr and Mrs Charles Buchan
Sunday 12 April, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
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Auchmacoy House’s attractive policies feature spectacular displays of thousands of daffodils. 

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

Admission: £3.50, children free
Charities: The Royal British Legion: Ellon Branch 60%
3 Millhall

3 Millhall

Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Mr Alan Shamash
Sunday 12 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01557 870352 shamash@freeuk.com
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare Southern Hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay. 

Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five-minute walk to the house. 

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Kirkcudbright Hospital League Of Friends 30% & Alzheimer's Research UK 30%
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%
Dundonnell House

Dundonnell House

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QW
Dundonnell Estates
Thursday 16 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:07789 390028
Camellias, magnolias and bulbs in spring, rhododendrons and laburnum walk in this ancient walled garden. Exciting planting in new borders gives all year colour centred around one of the oldest yew trees in Scotland. A new water sculpture, midsummer roses, recently restored unique Victorian glass house, riverside walk, arboretum - all in the valley below the peaks of An Teallach.
Champion Trees: Yew and Holly

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Wild Camel Protection Foundation 30% & Population Matters 30%
Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU
A Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Sunday 19 April, 10am - 6pm (2020)
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T:01369 706261 benmore@rbge.org.uk
Benmore is a regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh which celebrates its 350th anniversary in 2020. For more information, visit www.rbge.org.uk/350
Benmore’s magnificent mountainside setting is a joy to behold. Its 120 acres boast a world-famous collection of plants from the Orient and Himalayas to North and South America, as well as an impressive avenue of giant redwoods, one of the finest entrances to any botanic garden. Established in 1863, these majestic giants stand over 150 foot high. Seven miles of trails throughout lead to a restored Victorian Fernery and a dramatic viewpoint at 420 feet looking out to surrounding mountains and Holy Loch. There are also traditional Bhutanese and Chilean pavilions and the magnificent Golden Gates. Keep an eye out for red squirrels and other wildlife as you explore the garden.
National Plant Collection: Abies, South American Temperate Conifers, Picea

Directions: Seven miles north of Dunoon or 22 miles south from Glen Kinglass below Rest and Be Thankful pass. On the A815. Bus service is limited.

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

Eccles near Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7RA
Jean Wood
Sunday 19 April, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
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T:07479 357999
Harlaw is set in a one-acre garden surrounding a typical Berwickshire farmhouse, in a truly rural setting with lovely Border views. The owner has spent many years building up a collection of over 65 varieties of named daffodils and narcissus, naturalised throughout the garden. It has a mature nuttery with several highly productive walnut, hazel and gingko biloba trees and an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. In the summer there is a large cutting garden and vegetable patch. There are two greenhouses with a large cactus collection. The gardener is a keen plantswoman, propagating most of her own stock.

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Border Womens Aid 60%
Westhall Castle

Westhall Castle

Oyne, Inverurie AB52 6RW
Mr Gavin Farquhar
Sunday 19 April, 1pm - 4pm (2020)
267
T:01224 214301 enquiries@ecclesgreig.com
Set in an ancient landscape in the foothills of the impressive foreboding hill of Bennachie is a circular walk through glorious daffodils with outstanding views. This interesting garden is in the early stages of restoration, with large groupings of rhododendrons and specimen trees. Westhall Castle is a 16th-century tower house, incorporating a 13th-century building of the bishops of Aberdeen. There were additions in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The castle is semi-derelict, but stabilised from total dereliction. A fascinating house encompassing 600 years of alteration and additions.

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Bennachie Guides 60%
Kilarden

Kilarden

Rosneath G84 0PU
Carol Rowe
Sunday 19 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c67
Sheltered hilly ten-acre woodland part of a 20-acre property with a notable collection of species and hybrid rhododendrons, gathered over a period of 50 years by the late Neil and Joyce Rutherford, as seen on The Beechgrove Garden. The collection has been augmented in the last 18 years by the current owner. During this time hurricane- and severe storm-damaged trees and mature specimens of conifers have been cleared as have commercial conifers and Rhododendron ponticum. Fruit trees and bushes have been established, of which apples and blueberries are particularly successful, despite a far from favourable north-facing shady site. 

Directions: A quarter of a mile from Rosneath off the B833. 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Rosneath St Modans Church of Scotland 60%
5 Woodlands Gardens

5 Woodlands Gardens

Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9DU
Keith Thornton
Sunday 19 April & Sunday 5 July, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
24679
A ⅔ 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 flowerers, 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 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 A92 take A93 to Braemar, after 200m turn right to Craigton Road, follow this for 1 mile, then Woodlands estate is on the left.

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

Megginch Castle

Errol PH2 7SW
Giles Herdman and Catherine Drummond-Herdman
Sunday 19 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01821 642222 info@megginch.com
Come and wander through our hosts of golden daffodils under the ancient trees and avenues of Megginch. Head through the charming, cobbled courtyard into the walled garden where there is a collection of daffodils from the renowned collectors, Duncan and Kate Donald from Croft 16 Daffodils. In the orchard, have a chat with Gavin and his bees, walk back past some of the apple and pear trees that make up our two National Collections, to a warming cup of tea and home-baking under the tallest yew trees in Scotland.
The Scavenger Hunt and secret chocolate Easter eggs, will keep all ages busy on their walk round!
National Plant Collection: Scottish cider apples, Scottish Heritage apples and pears
Champion Trees: Acer palmatum

Directions: Ten miles from Perth and Dundee directly off the A90, Perth-bound carriageway, 600 yards after the Errol/Rait flyover, on the left hand side, 300 yards after Beware Pedestrians Crossing sign.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Inspiration Orchestra 60%
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SGS Kilmacolm Plant Sale

outside Kilmacolm Library, Kilmacolm PA13 4LE
SGS Kilmacolm Plant Sale
Saturday 25 April, 10am - 12pm (2020)
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Spring plant sale in the centre of Kilmacolm.

Directions: The plant sale will be held at the Cross outside the Library and Cargill Centre. Accessible by McGill buses.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Pancreatic Cancer Scotland 60%
Shepherd House

Shepherd House

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TH
Sir Charles and Lady Fraser
Saturday/Sunday, 25/26 April, 11am - 4pm (2020)
467
T:0131 665 2570 annfraser@talktalk.net
A constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains. At its heart are the plants filling every border, spilling over arches and lining paths, which are the inspiration for Ann’s paintings. The season starts with the snowdrop collection of over 70 cultivars, moves on through hellebores, tulips, irises and roses. One of the garden's features is a mirror steel diamond sculpture to commemorate the Frasers' diamond wedding anniversary and 60 years in this garden. 

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: LMN Scotland: Live Music Now Scotland 60%
Knock Newhouse

Knock Newhouse

Lochgair PA31 8RZ
Mr and Mrs Hew Service
Saturday/Sunday, 25/26 April & Saturday/Sunday, 16/17 May, 1:30pm - 5pm (2020)
2467
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%
Maolachy's Garden

Maolachy's Garden

Lochavich, by Kilmelford PA35 1HJ
Georgina Dalton
Saturday/Sunday, 25/26 April, 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%
South Flisk

South Flisk

Blebo Craigs, Cupar KY15 5UQ
Mr and Mrs George Young
Sunday 26 April, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c46
T:01334 850859 julia@standrewspottery.co.uk
The spectacular views over Fife to Perthshire and Angus and the large flooded quarry full of fish and planted with impressive marginals make the garden at South Flisk very special in the area. Flights of old stone steps, cliffs, huge boulders, exotic ferns and mature trees form a backdrop for carpets of primroses, bluebells, spring bulbs and woodland plants like trilliums, camassia and colourful primulas. There are different rhododendrons in flower in the garden from March until July. In front of the house is a charming, mature walled garden with traditional cottage-garden planting and next to the house is the St Andrews Pottery where George will be demonstrating his pottery skills for those who need a break from the garden!

Directions: Six miles west of St Andrews off the B939 between Strathkinness and Pitscottie. There is a small stone bus shelter opposite the road into the village and a small sign saying Blebo Craigs. Or check out the map on our website. Bus to Blebo Craigs.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Book Aid International 60%
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The Tower

1 Northview Terrace, Wormit DD6 8PP
Peter and Angela Davey
Saturday 2 May, 1pm - 5pm (2020)
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T:01382 541635 M: 07768 406946 adavey541@btinternet.com
Situated four miles south of Dundee, this one-acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay. Set on a hill, a series of paths meander around ponds and a small stream, rockeries featuring hellebores and low-level planting, a curved lawn and larger borders. Original woodland paths lead to a granite grotto with waterfall pool. At the rear of the house the vegetable garden features raised beds made from granite sets. Rhododendrons have recently been removed to create more space for seating and flower beds. The garden is colourful throughout the summer, with many architectural plants accentuating the clever hard landscape design.

Directions: From B946 park on Naughton Road outside Spar shop and walk up path on left following signs.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Dundee Chamber Music Club 60%
Dr Neil's Garden

Dr Neil's Garden

Duddingston Village EH15 3PX
Dr Neil's Garden Trust
Saturday/Sunday, 2/3 May, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
2c85
info@drneilsgarden.co.uk
Wonderful, secluded, landscaped garden on the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat including conifers, heathers, alpines, a physic garden, herbaceous borders and ponds. Also Thompson’s Tower with the Museum of Curling and beautiful views across Duddingston Loch. 

Directions: Park at the kirk car park on Duddingston Road West and then follow signposts through the manse garden. 

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Dr. Neils Garden Trust 60%
Fingask Castle

Fingask Castle

Rait PH2 7SA
Mr and Mrs Andrew Murray Threipland
Sunday 3 May, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (2020)
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T:01821 670777 ext 2 andrew@fingaskcastle.com
Scotland's funniest garden! Alice in Wonderland topiary staggers across the lawn, bumping into stone globes, marble balls and statues from three centuries. Historical and literary figures are scattered among pleasure gardens first laid out in the 18th century. Both Bonnie Prince Charlie and his father are said to have approached the castle from the longer yew parade, the Kings Walk. There is a marked 15-minute walk down the steep dell to a medieval wishing well (St Peter’s), over a Chinese bridge crossing the Fingask Burn via the Iron Age Fort to Fingask Loch and Sir Stuart’s House, back along another path to the orchard car park (wellies recommended). There are large drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and flowering shrubs depending on the season.
Champion Trees: Pinus wallichiana (Japanese maple)

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

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Fingask Follies 30% & All Saints Episcopal Church: Glencarse 30%