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Laidlawstiel House

Laidlawstiel House

Clovenfords, Galashiels TD1 1TJ
Mr and Mrs P Litherland
Thursday 2 June, Wednesday 15 June & Wednesday 31 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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Walled garden containing herbaceous border, fruit, and vegetables in raised beds. There are colourful rhododendrons and azaleas as well as splendid views down to the River Tweed.

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Young Lives vs Cancer 60%
Glensaugh

Glensaugh

Glensaugh Lodge, Fettercairn, Laurencekirk AB30 1HB
Donald and Sue Barrie
Sunday 5 June & Sunday 28 August, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (2022)
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Donald and Sue Barrie have been restoring the garden at Glensaugh Lodge for 16 years, bringing more of it back to life each year. A mixture of trees and shrubs provide year round interest while herbaceous planting provides colour into the autumn. Yew hedges and well placed natural stone provide structure in the lower garden where a productive kitchen garden and polytunnel exist alongside informal borders and a sunken pond.

Directions: Three miles north of Fettercairn. Turn right off the B974 at Clatterin Brig and follow minor road signed Drumtochty for half a mile, then turn right into Glensaugh Farm. Follow beech avenue from the steading to Glensaugh Lodge.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Kincardine And Deeside Befriending 60%
Portmore

Portmore

Eddleston EH45 8QU
Mr and Mrs David Reid
6 July - 31 August (Wednesdays only), 1pm - 5pm. (2022)
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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 Garden

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

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Love Learning Scotland SCIO: Gorgie Farm, Edinburgh 60%
Balhary Walled Garden

Balhary Walled Garden

Balhary, Alyth, Blairgowrie PH11 8LT
Teri and Paul Hodge-Neale
Friday/Saturday, 19/20 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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Opening on its own for the first time, this two-acre working walled garden is being lovingly restored back to full production with the development of the 'no dig' method to grow many varieties of vegetables with impressive results. The maturing herbaceous borders have the space to encourage drifts of colour and interest throughout the seasons. The walls that surround the garden give microclimate conditions, allowing for the culture of heritage and new varieties. Paul and Teri also have their own private Therapy Garden which is a beautiful space with serene water features, statuary, stonework and unusual plants, and available to visit at specific times.

Directions: Situated between Alyth and Meigle on the B954 opposite the sign to Jordanstone.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Perennial 60%
Easter Ord Farm

Easter Ord Farm

Easter Ord, Skene, Westhill AB32 6SQ
Catherine Fowler
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 19/20/21 August, 2pm - 4pm (2022)
T:01224 742278 catherine.a.fowler@gmail.com
A one-acre mature cottage garden with year-round interest. The garden has an open aspect with views towards Lochnagar. It is made up of ‘rooms’. There is a fruit garden, large herbaceous borders, lawn areas, small wildlife pond, vegetable garden and mini-orchard with wildflowers. 

Directions: Two miles from Westhill and can be reached using full postcode on SatNav. From Aberdeen take A944 towards Westhill. At the traffic lights before Westhill take the slip road on to the B9119 then immediately left towards Brotherfield. After one mile turn right at the T junction. After 350 yards turn left into the lane. Garden is first entrance on right. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Roof Garden 60%
Hospitalfield Gardens

Hospitalfield Gardens

Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath DD11 2NH
Hospitalfield Trust
Saturday 20 August, 11am - 4pm (2022)
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info@hospitalfield.org.uk
In 2021 the walled garden at Hospitalfield was comprehensively redeveloped to a design by celebrated garden designer and plantsman, Nigel Dunnett. The new garden tells the 800-year horticultural story of this extraordinary site from its monastic origins in the 13th century through to the Victorian passion for ferns. You will be able to explore the garden in its second year as it continues to grow into its inspirational design; full of diverse textures and striking colours. The house that overlooks the garden was remodelled in the 19th century by Elizabeth Allan-Fraser and her husband, the artist Patrick Allan-Fraser, who designed their home in the Arts and Crafts style. Their fernery, which sits within the walled garden, has been restored and re-planted with ferns from all over the world and will also be open for visitors. For more information about Hospitalfield and its international cultural programme rooted in contemporary visual arts please visit the website.

Directions: Comprehensive directions can be found on the website at https://hospitalfield.org.uk/visit/location/.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: The Hospitalfield Trust 60%
2 Durnamuck

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
Saturday 20 August, 11am - 5pm (2022)
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T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com Also find us on FB
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/Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them has provided obvious challenges but with a pleasing outcome. Featured in 2019 entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and the Beechgrove Garden. Entry in the English Garden magazine in September 2020. A wood and stone Wee Garden Hut accommodation soon to be available for garden passionate people. Enquiries to sueandwill@icloud.com. Small and compact but very beautiful in its own 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: Butterfly Conservation 30% & An Talla Solais Ullapool Visual Arts: Dolphin Arts Project 30%
An-Grianan

An-Grianan

Rafford, Forres IV36 2RT
Susan and Howard Stollar
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 August, 11am - 3pm (2022)
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T:07843 795053 susan.mccrone@gmail.com
Delightful, four-acre garden. There are beautiful herbaceous borders which will appeal to the beginner and connoisseur alike; a herb area and rockery, as well as a mature orchard, organic vegetable garden and polytunnel which supply the owners with fresh food all year round. Enjoy a tranquil walk through semi-mature woodland and enjoy the abundant birdsong and the sight of the wild flowers growing freely in the meadow and wooded areas.

Directions: Head out of Forres on St Leonards Road towards Rafford. In Lower Rafford, take the sharp right for Dallas Dhu Distillery. An-Grianan is approximately three quarters of a mile along this road on the right.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Guide Dogs 30% & Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust: Scotland 30%
Whitewin House

Whitewin House

Golf Course Road, Girvan KA26 9HW
Linda Finnie and Graeme Finnie
Saturday/Sunday, 20/21 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
2457
T:01465 712358 M: 07855 269247 lafinnie@hotmail.com
Historic Whitewin House was built for Baronet Henry Tate of Tate and Lyle. The House stands in one acre of formal Victorian Garden redesigned over a five-year period, in the form of an English Manor House Garden which, of course, comes with its challenges because of its coastal location. The rockeries, beautiful scalloped lawns and the plethora of statuary, all complement the use of authentic Victorian bedding plants, trees and shrubs, ideally mirroring the ambience and grandeur of the house interior. Whitewin House is fortunate in having the prime position in Golf Course Road, having been the first house built there, standing majestically overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Kintyre Peninsula.

Directions: Approaching Girvan from the north on the A77 the turning to Golf Course Road is on the right hand side of the road before the town centre follow signs for 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
Willowhill

Willowhill

Forgan, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8RA
Eric Wright and Sally Lorimore
Saturday 20 August & Monday 22 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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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 created in 2019/2020. Come and see! April and May for late spring bulbs and flowers; June and July for roses and high summer colour; August for late summer colour.

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 West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Rio Community Centre 50%
Quercus Garden Plants

Quercus Garden Plants

Whitmuir Farm, West Linton EH46 7BB
Rona Dodds
Sunday 21 August, 10am - 5pm (2022)
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T:01968 660708 quercusgardenplants@gmail.com
We are a small, independent nursery growing and selling a wide range of happy, healthy plants propagated from our nursery gardens. At just under two acres, these gardens were started in 2015 to show visitors and customers what can be grown in our conditions here on a north-west-facing hill at 850 feet above sea level. Explore our herb garden, scented garden, wildlife garden and all the other inspirational smaller borders. New areas are being developed to include prairie-style planting of grasses and perennials. Many of the plants seen in the gardens are available to buy in the nursery.

Directions: On the A701, four miles south of the Leadburn junction or two miles north of West Linton. 

Admission: by donation
Charities: Breast Cancer Now 60%
Coul House

Coul House

Coul House, Maree Way, Glenrothes KY7 6NW
Dean & Clare Ansell
Sunday 21 August, 11am - 3pm (2022)
2c579
T:07525791277 Clareansell5@gmail.com
A hidden gem, Coul garden lies within the grounds of Coul House, an imposing B-listed Victorian farmhouse which dates back to circa 1875. A mix of hydrangeas, roses, rhododendron and wisteria are contained in this ever-evolving amateur garden. The garden has more recently been redesigned with hard landscaping and includes a small pond. Come and take a walk around and enjoy a cup of tea and home baking.

Directions: From the A92, follow signs for Pitcairn

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Limited 30% & Glenrothes & District Foodbank 30%
Duns Open Gardens

Duns Open Gardens

Volunteer Hall, Langtongate, Duns TD11 3AF
The Gardeners of Duns
Sunday 21 August, 12pm - 5pm (2022)
2c67
theold.stables@btinternet.com
Duns, formerly the county town of Berwickshire, lies approximately 12 miles north of the border between Scotland and England and still retains a thriving market square reminiscent of an ancient Scottish Burgh. It is home to an award-winning motor sport museum depicting the life and career of Formula 1 Champion, Jim Clark OBE, as well as Duns Castle Estate with its numerous paths to explore. There are extensive green areas in and around the town offering delightful walks all year round. After a hugely successful first year of opening our gardens in 2021, we are delighted to be able to do so again this year. Our gardens are lovingly tended by enthusiastic gardeners, happy to share them with likeminded people. They offer a wonderful variety of size, layout and planting, ensuring that there is something for everyone. We are sure you will enjoy your time in Duns, meeting and chatting with other garden lovers and sharing ideas and plans for future garden projects.

Directions: Duns is situated on the crossroads of the A6112 and A6105, approximately 14 miles west of Berwick upon Tweed and is easily accessible from the A1 onto the A6112 and from the A68/697 onto the A6105.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: AHFD: A Heart for Duns 60%
Ault Wharrie

Ault Wharrie

Ardnablane, Dunblane FK15 0NU
Bill Carman and Celia Aitken
Sunday 21 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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Bill.f.carman@gmail.com
Ault Wharrie was formerly the Masonic Home in Dunblane. The extensive grounds have been redesigned and replanted over the last five years. These have benefitted from the shelter provided by mature trees and there are many flowering shrubs including rhododendron, camellia and magnolia. A parterre, a rockery and a large pond are all complemented by colourful herbaceous borders with a good mixture of plants including dahlias interspersed with annuals.

Directions: From the Fourways roundabout in Dunblane take the Glen Road, then the second left into Leewood Road. Continue and follow the yellow signs into Ardnablane. Take the first right beside a lodge and follow the directions given about parking. Overflow parking is on Leewood Road. The garden is about a 20 minute walk from Dunblane station.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Strathcarron Hospice 60%
Glenarn Plant Sale

Glenarn Plant Sale

Glenarn Road, Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8LL
Michael and Sue Thornley
Sunday 21 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
3c467
T:01436 820493 masthome@btinternet.com
Magnolias, rhododendrons, maples, meconopsis and other ericaceous plants raised by cuttings from Glenarn plants or from specialist seed exchanges plus lots of other interesting plants.

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: Rhu and Shandon Parish Church of Scotland 30% & Helensburgh & Lomond Carers (SCIO) 30%
Torcroft

Torcroft

Balnain, Glenurquhart IV63 6TJ
Barbara Craig
Monday 22 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
barbaramcraig@gmail.com
This garden is about three-quarters of an acre on a hillside overlooking Loch Meiklie in Glen Urquhart. It is a wild garden, with its own character and style. There are weeds and cardamine for the orange-tip butterflies, but most of all there are plants in profusion from acer, anemone and astrantia to veronicastrum, verbascum, weigela and water lilies. A natural stream comes into the garden and meanders into various small ponds. In the spring there are masses of bog primula of all types and colours. There is a fern bed, a rockery, herbs, wooded area, a stumpery and another pond nearby.

Directions: From Inverness turn right at Drumnadrochit and go towards Cannich. After four miles, sign Balnain, there is a very sharp right-hand bend with a high retaining wall on the right. At the end of the wall take the turning to the right signposted Torcroft Lodges.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Send a Cow 30% & Munlochy Animal Aid 30%
Willowhill

Willowhill

Forgan, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8RA
Eric Wright and Sally Lorimore
Saturday/Sunday/Monday, 27/28/29 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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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 created in 2019/2020. Come and see! April and May for late spring bulbs and flowers; June and July for roses and high summer colour; August for late summer colour.

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 West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Rio Community Centre 50%
Torcroft

Torcroft

Balnain, Glenurquhart IV63 6TJ
Barbara Craig
Monday 29 August, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
barbaramcraig@gmail.com
This garden is about three-quarters of an acre on a hillside overlooking Loch Meiklie in Glen Urquhart. It is a wild garden, with its own character and style. There are weeds and cardamine for the orange-tip butterflies, but most of all there are plants in profusion from acer, anemone and astrantia to veronicastrum, verbascum, weigela and water lilies. A natural stream comes into the garden and meanders into various small ponds. In the spring there are masses of bog primula of all types and colours. There is a fern bed, a rockery, herbs, wooded area, a stumpery and another pond nearby.

Directions: From Inverness turn right at Drumnadrochit and go towards Cannich. After four miles, sign Balnain, there is a very sharp right-hand bend with a high retaining wall on the right. At the end of the wall take the turning to the right signposted Torcroft Lodges.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Send a Cow 30% & Munlochy Animal Aid 30%
Little Sparta

Little Sparta

Stonypath, Dunsyre ML11 8NG
Laura Robertson
Tuesday 30 August, 1pm - 4pm (2022)
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T:07826 495677 contact@littlesparta.org.uk
Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Ian and Sue Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site. Collaborating with stone carvers, letterers and other artists and poets, the numerous sculptures and artworks created by Finlay explore themes as diverse as the sea and its fishing fleets, our relationship to nature, classical antiquity, the French Revolution and the Second World War. Individual poetic and sculptural elements, in wood, stone and metal, are sited in relation to carefully structured landscaping and planting. Please note that there is a 700m uphill walk from the car park and livestock grazing in the fields. For visitors with limited mobility, it may be possible to book a space near the house; call the garden for details.

Directions: Check https://littlesparta.org.uk/visit/ for directions.

Admission: £9.00, children £5.00
Charities: Little Sparta Trust 60%
Whitburgh House Walled Garden

Whitburgh House Walled Garden

Pathhead, Midlothian EH37 5SR
Mrs Elizabeth Salvesen
Tuesday/Wednesday, 30/31 August, 2:30pm - 5:30pm (2022)
0c85
eesal39@gmail.com
This contemporary, stylish one-acre walled garden, 700 feet above sea level, is a lively forward-looking and an unexpected gem. The solidity and a graphic quality of clipped foliage act as a foil for the many perennials, grasses, annuals, fruit and vegetables. A spiral path leads through an acre of white birches. There is also a variety of ponds and fine sculptures spread around 14 acres of policies. Whitburgh garden has featured recently in Gardens Illustrated and other publications. 

Directions: From the north - a half mile south of Pathhead on the A68 turn left and follow the SGS signs. From the south - one mile north of Blackshiels on the A68 turn right at the sign to Fala Dam and follow SGS signs. Whitburgh House is about two miles from either turn off and south east of Pathhead. 

Admission: £7.00, children free
Charities: Horatio's Garden 60%
Inchmill Cottage

Inchmill Cottage

Glenprosen, near Kirriemuir DD8 4SA
Iain Nelson
Thursday 1 September, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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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 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. Car parking beside the church (50 yards away) and by the village hall opposite.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: The Archie Foundation 60%
Dundonnell House

Dundonnell House

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QW
Dundonnell Estates
Thursday 1 September, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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T:07789 390028 sueandwill@icloud.com
Camellias, magnolias and bulbs in spring, rhododendrons and laburnum walk in this ancient walled garden. Exciting planting in new borders gives all year colour centred around one of the oldest yew trees in Scotland. A new water sculpture, midsummer roses, recently restored unique Victorian glass house, riverside walk, arboretum - all in the valley below the peaks of An Teallach.
Champion Trees: Yew and Holly

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Sylva Foundation 30% & Euan Macdonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research 30%
Old Granary Quoy and The Quoy of Houton

Old Granary Quoy and The Quoy of Houton

The Quoy of Houton, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD
Caroline Critchlow and Colleen Batey
Sunday 4 September, 10am - 4pm (2022)
2c69
T:01856 811355
Old Granary Quoy (NEW) KW17 2RD (Caroline Critchlow): A newly planted and designed garden, adjacent to The Quoy of Houton. Fabulous views over Scapa Flow, ponds and a water garden. The home of Orkney perennial geraniums and an extensive range of plants suitable for this exposed coastal location. The lantern greenhouse is a new acquisition featuring an indoor peach tree. Caroline Critchlow has designed award winning gardens and is the resident gardening guru on BBC Radio Orkney.
The Quoy of Houton KW17 2RD (Colleen Batey): An unusual historic walled panoramic garden with 60-foot rill which leads the eye to the spectacular coastal views of Scapa Flow. Carefully planted to withstand winds in excess of 60 mph, with floral interest from March to September. Winner of Gardeners' World Britain’s best challenging garden 2017 and listed in the top ten UK coastal gardens. Featured on BBC Beechgrove and in the book Island Gardens.

Directions: From Orphir take the turning to Houton Ferry at the first junction signed Quoy of Houton, turn right by the car park. Park here and walk 10 minutes along coastal road around bay to the gardens. Disabled access please ring to arrange as parking is very limited. The gardens are a 10 minute walk from the bus stop.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: FOTNW 60%
James Street Community Garden Plant Sale

James Street Community Garden Plant Sale

Helensburgh G84 8EY
The Gardeners of James Street
Sunday 4 September, 12pm - 4pm (2022)
2c457
Developed from a children’s derelict playground, the Community Garden is a relaxed area for contemplation with mixed herbaceous beds, maze and young trees. The plant sale will include a wide selection of nursery-grown perennials and locally grown trees, shrubs, herbaceous, alpine and house plants. 

Directions: Travel west along Princes Street from Sinclair Street through Colquhoun Square, turn right up James Street and the Community Garden is on the left. Park on the street. 

Admission: by donation
Charities: James Street Community Garden 60%
3 Millhall

3 Millhall

Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Mr Alan Shamash
Sunday 4 September, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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T:01557 870352 shamash@freeuk.com
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare Southern Hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay. 

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

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

Little Sparta

Stonypath, Dunsyre ML11 8NG
Laura Robertson
Tuesday 6 September, 1pm - 4pm (2022)
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T:07826 495677 contact@littlesparta.org.uk
Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Ian and Sue Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site. Collaborating with stone carvers, letterers and other artists and poets, the numerous sculptures and artworks created by Finlay explore themes as diverse as the sea and its fishing fleets, our relationship to nature, classical antiquity, the French Revolution and the Second World War. Individual poetic and sculptural elements, in wood, stone and metal, are sited in relation to carefully structured landscaping and planting. Please note that there is a 700m uphill walk from the car park and livestock grazing in the fields. For visitors with limited mobility, it may be possible to book a space near the house; call the garden for details.

Directions: Check https://littlesparta.org.uk/visit/ for directions.

Admission: £9.00, children £5.00
Charities: Little Sparta Trust 60%
Old Allangrange

Old Allangrange

Munlochy IV8 8NZ
J J Gladwin
Sunday 11 September, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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T:01463 811304 office@blackislegardendesign.com
The original garden surrounds an 18th-century orange lime-washed house. There is a formalish parterre in front of the house with loose planting in the individual beds, a terrace garden, lime pom pom bed planted with roses, herb garden, mound, orchard, all linked with various styles of hedges - pleached lime, yew, beech, box, holly, mixed. Recently we have started to remove perimeter wire fences and replace them with log walls and brash hedges. The hedges are treated with different degrees of formality. There is a five-acre organic vegetable garden laid out in a Triskele form, with two polytunnels. We use a no-dig system of cultivation within a permaculture design. We will also run workshops on all matters horticultural starting from Jan 22.
Champion Trees: Yew and sweet chestnut

Directions: From Inverness head four miles north on the A9, and follow the directions for Black Isle Brewery. Park up at the Brewery and walk down to the garden. Directions will be given in the shop.

Admission: £7.50, children free
Charities: Black Isle Bee Gardens 60%
A Blackbird Sings

A Blackbird Sings

20 Kings Park, Longniddry EH32 0QL
Graham and Maxine Pettigrew
Saturday 17 September, 10am - 5pm (2022)
469
T:01875 853003
A long garden (35m) in a corner site of Glassel Park Estate. Planting is mostly by plant type - heathers, hosta, grasses, ferns, paeony, iris, alpine, rose - in ‘gardens within the garden’. Water features abound and an unheated conservatory contains cacti and insectivorous plants. Liquidambar, ‘kousa’ cornuses, contorted robinia, cherries, magnolia and rowan hupehensis provide vertical structure within the limited space. A flowering presence throughout the year complements our interest in bees and butterflies.

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

Admission: by donation
Charities: St.Columba’s Hospice Care 30% & Leuchie 30%
Fairnielaw

Fairnielaw

Athelstaneford, North Berwick EH39 5BE
Alison Johnston
Sunday 18 September, 11am - 5pm (2022)
467
T:07747862841 alison@fairnielawhouse.co.uk
Fairnielaw is a two-and-a-half-acre garden set on a rocky ridge where the wind blows frequently through the Garleton Hills and hits us side on. To provide shelter we planted a mixed-tree, mini forest and created a series of ‘rooms’ enclosed by beech hedges and dry-stone walls. The garden is on several levels and is a mixture of both formal and wild areas with beautiful views towards Traprain Law and the Garleton Hills at the highest point. 

Directions: Fairnielaw House is in the village of Athelstaneford set back from the road behind tall trees opposite the church. It is served by a bus service that runs between Haddington and North Berwick several times a day. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Trellis 60%
Coldoch

Coldoch

Blairdrummond, Stirling FK9 4XD
David & Kim Stewart and Tim Black
Sunday 18 September, 2pm - 5pm (2022)
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T:01786 841217
The garden at Coldoch is sheltered by belts of mature woodland on three sides and looks south over the Carse of Stirling. The parterre courtyard garden and border have replaced the old farm buildings and lead on to a kitchen garden created by using the three old walls of an earlier rose garden. The less formal areas include a stream, a pond, paddocks and woodland. The drives are lined with old oaks and sycamores mixed with new trees from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and some fine mature cherry trees. 

Directions: Signed from the A84. Take the A873 for Aberfoyle, after just under one mile turn left on to Coldoch Road, B8031 and continue for approximately half a mile. Wrought iron gates on the left mark the entrance. 

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: St Modocs Episcopal Church 60%