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Inchmill Cottage

Inchmill Cottage

Glenprosen, nr Kirriemuir DD8 4SA
Iain Nelson
Thursday 10 May, Thursday 24 May, Thursday 7 June, Thursday 21 June, Thursday 5 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 9 August, Thursday 23 August, Thursday 6 September & Thursday 20 September, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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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 mainly later summer bulbs, herbaceous plants and roses. There is also a rockery/scree and fernery.

Directions: From Kirriemuir take the B955 (sign-posted 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%
Leith Hall Garden

Leith Hall Garden

Huntly AB54 4NQ
The National Trust for Scotland
Saturday 26 May & Saturday 25 August, 10am - 5pm (2018)
6d
T:01464 831148 www.nts.org.uk/leithhall
The west garden was made by Charles and Henrietta Leith-Hay around the beginning of the 20th century. In summer the magnificent zigzag herbaceous and serpentine catmint borders provide a dazzling display. A lot of project work has been ongoing in the garden, including a rose catenary along with large borders which have been redeveloped in a Gertrude Jekyll style and a laburnum archway with spring interest borders. The carefully reconstructed rock garden is a work in progress with new planting being added throughout the season.

Directions: On the B9002 one mile west of Kennethmont.

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

Airdlin Croft

Ythanbank, Ellon AB41 7TS
Richard and Ellen Firmin
Friday/Saturday, 22/23 June, 10am - 4pm (2018)
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T:01358 761491 rsf@airdlin.com
A large woodland garden, eventually destined to fill our five acre croft, features species of rhododendrons, hydrangeas, viburnums, ferns, hostas and other shade tolerant plants. A sheltered, sunny terrace hosts some tender exotics. One of two polytunnels houses the 'library collection' of container grown hosta cultivars. We go out of our way to attract wildlife - 100 bird species recorded here since 1983.

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 metre track, parking is in the field at the bottom.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Fauna & Flora International 60%
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Kirkcaldy House

Kirkcaldy, Burnsands, Thornhill DG3 4AL
Professor and Mrs Robert McClelland
Friday 22 June, Friday 29 June & Friday 6 July, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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The garden is set on a hillside with spectacular views over the Nith Valley and Lowther Hills. Although the foundations of the garden were in place, it has been extended over the past 12 years by the owners. It is a compact garden with a variety of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, a pond, decorative dykes and sculptures.

Directions: Take the A76 through Thornhill and Carronbridge and past the turning to Drumlanrig Castle. At the next turning left just before the Picnic Area (about four miles) turn left and then immediately left after crossing the Glenairlie Bridge. Kirkcaldy is the second house at the top of the hill.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Blair Castle Gardens

Blair Castle Gardens

Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Blair Charitable Trust
Saturday 23 June, 9:30am - 5pm (2018)
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T:01796 481207 office@blair-castle.co.uk
Blair Castle stands as the focal point in a designed landscape of some 2,500 acres within a large and traditional estate. Hercules Garden is a walled enclosure of about nine acres recently restored to its original 18th century form with landscaped ponds, a Chinese bridge, plantings, vegetables and an orchard of more than 100 fruit trees. The glory of this garden in summer is the herbaceous border which runs along the 275 metre south facing wall. A delightful sculpture trail incorporates contemporary and 18th century sculpture as well as eight new works, letter-carving on stone from the Memorial Arts Charity's Art and Memory Collection. Diana's Grove is a magnificent stand of tall trees including grand fir, Douglas fir, larch and wellingtonia in just two acres.

Directions: Off A9, follow signs to Blair Castle, Blair Atholl.

Admission: details can be found on the garden's website
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
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Drimfern

Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8XJ
Judith Witts
Saturday 23 June, 10:30am - 5:30pm (2018)
2c9
This small, semi-wild garden has been developed on the hillside amongst farm fields. Protected by native trees and hedging, with a mowed path leading through wild flower strewn grasses, and across interlinked ponds. There is a vegetable and fruit garden, varied trees, shrubs and flowers, including a rock garden. It is about 400 feet above sea-level.

Directions: Off the A819, five miles north of Inveraray on the left. Up to a cattle grid, steeply, then a winding dirt track (rough). It is the first house on the left. Coming from Dalmally it is 10 miles down to the right.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Gardens of West Kilbride and Seamill

Gardens of West Kilbride and Seamill

West Kilbride KA23 9EN
The Gardeners of West Kilbride and Seamill
Saturday 23 June, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
2c457
rhonalinda@btinternet.com
A variety of gardens, well favoured by the usually mild coastal climate, will open on the Saturday only when visitors will also be able to enjoy the excellent shopping facilities of the "Craft Town".

Directions: Heading from Dalry take B781 for seven miles. Alternatively take the A78 south for eight miles from Largs or the A78 north for seven miles from Kilwinning. Signposted to Village Hall for tickets and maps marked with gardens opening, disabled access shown as applicable. Accessible by train.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: North Ayrshire Cancer Care 60%
Arbroath Collection of Gardens

Arbroath Collection of Gardens

Locations across Arbroath DD11 3BU
Gardeners of Arbroath
Saturday 23 June, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
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An interesting collection - two small gardens, three allotments and a nursery garden centre. The garden at St Vigeans is a charming cottage garden featuring ferns and acers, the garden in the Lochlands area, a small walled garden, a little gem with a collection of 70 clematis and interesting perennials. The St Vigeans Church will also be open. Arbroath Garden Allotment Association will open their two sites, Brechin Road and Ernest Street. Loads of interest in all sites for plants, fruit, vegetables and creative sheds and shelters. HOPE, an organic fruit and vegetable garden, which provides training and work experience for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities will also be supporting the afternoon. Ashbrook Nursery and Garden Centre will combine their open day with the Collection and run tours of the nursery throughout the afternoon.
10 George Street DD11 3BU (Wilma Simpson)
Arbroath Allotment Association
Brechin Road, DD11 4AH and Ernest Street, DD11 1TZ.
Ashbrook Nursery Forfar Road, DD11 3RB (Anne Webster)
HOPE Organic Garden Westway, DD11 2NH (The HOPE Trustees)
Kirkstyle St Vigeans, DD11 4RR (Angela Nixon)

Directions: Directions to individual gardens will be listed on the tickets and maps.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Arbroath St Vigeans Church of Scotland: Church and Hall Fund 60%
Open Gardens of the Lower New Town

Open Gardens of the Lower New Town

24 Fettes Row EH3 6RH
The Gardeners of the Lower New Town
Saturday 23 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
3c69
A group of New Town amateur gardeners have combined to show their approach to greening the city with a densely planted courtyard garden in a former back green, a tranquil shade garden in a back lane, a small but perfectly formed patio garden in a modern apartment block and a glorious street planting in a charming mews. All the gardens have year round interest with a mix of seasonal planting and structural evergreens and the gardeners will be on hand to talk about their own selections.

Directions: Tickets/maps from 24 Fettes Row which is the last Georgian block at the end of Fettes Row West, left off Dundas Street from Princes Street. Map will direct you to the other open gardens. Buses 23 or 27.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Medicines sans Frontieres (UK) 60%
East Gordon Smiddy

East Gordon Smiddy

Gordon TD3 6JY
Martyn and Judith Welch
Sunday 24 June, 11am - 5pm (2018)
2c857
A garden newly created from farmland in 2008 with wonderful panoramic views towards the Cheviot Hills. Herbaceous borders, shrubbery, extensive vegetable garden and fruit trees. There is a pond, woodland and a wildflower meadow. The whole garden is divided by mature hornbeam hedging, grass pathways and interesting corners to sit and contemplate.

Directions: On the A6105 between Gordon and Greenlaw at East Gordon. On top of the hill at the farm entrance.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Sustrans Ltd 60%
Blair House, Blair Estate

Blair House, Blair Estate

Dalry, Ayrshire KA24 4ER
Charles and Sallie Hendry
Sunday 24 June, 11am - 4pm (2018)
246d
T:01294 833100 enquiries@blairestate.com
Blair is a 'Sleeping Beauty' of a garden which is being lovingly restored. There is an atmosphere of a grand 19th century park with masses of changes in mood: sweeping vistas, magnificent trees, shady promenades, and secret groves - everything that is typical of the period. A start on the walled garden has been made with the removal of 600 Christmas trees and we are compiling ideas for future renovation. In February enjoy beautiful displays of snowdrops. Walks on the estate will include access to the private gardens. Please wear stout footwear.

Directions: From A737 in Dalry, take road signposted to the station and continue for ½ mile. Access via North Lodge Gates on the right. A one way system will be in place. Public transport to Dalry.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Girlguiding Ayrshire North: ed 60%
Culross Palace Garden

Culross Palace Garden

Culross KY12 8JH
The National Trust for Scotland
Sunday 24 June, 12pm - 5pm (2018)
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T:01383 880359 larnot@nts.org.uk
Relive the domestic life of the 16th and 17th centuries amid the old buildings and cobbled streets of this Royal Burgh on the River Forth. Explore the recreated 17th century garden behind the Culross Palace laid out to show the range of plants that were grown for culinary, medicinal and ornamental use. Don't miss the Scot's Dumpy chickens!

Directions: Off A985, three miles east of Kincardine Bridge, six miles west of Dunfermline. Buses Stagecoach, Stirling to Dunfermline or First, Edinburgh to Dunfermline. Falkirk station 12 miles, Dunfermline station six miles.

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

Bruckhills Croft

Rothienorman, Inverurie AB51 8YB
Paul and Helen Rushton
Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 24/25/26/27/28/29 June, 12pm - 5pm (2018)
2c86
T:01651 821596 helenrushton1@aol.com
An informal country cottage garden extending to ¾ acre with a further acre as wildflower meadow and pond. The pond has been extensively replanted with primulas and irises for 2018. Themed borders include a White Border, a Butterfly Alley and a Blue and Yellow Border. We specialise in rabbit proof planting. Relax on one of the many seats in the garden, enjoy a cuppa and homebake in the pavilion, and children can follow the treasure trail. Our snowdrops featured on the Beechgrove Garden in 2017.

Directions: At Rothienorman take the B9001 north, just after Badenscoth Nursing Home turn left, in one mile you will be directed where to park depending if it is the winter or summer opening.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Befriend A Child Ltd 60%
Clayfolds

Clayfolds

Bridge of Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RU
Andrea Sinclair
Sunday 24 June, 12:30pm - 3:30pm (2018)
2867
An informal country garden extending to a ½ acre, with a further six acres of wildflowers, native trees and a pond. The main garden is laid out with lawn and mixed borders which are filled with shrubs and a wide range of hardy perennials and includes a 'hot' border with various flaxes and a variety of hot coloured plants. Small cottage style garden to the front of the house. Follow the tracks through the recently developed six acre 'wilderness garden' and see what native fauna and flora you can spot.

Directions: SatNav - AB39 3RU but travel inland a further 1½ miles to Clayfolds. Travelling in either direction on the A90, three miles north of Stonehaven, take the road signposted Netherley 3, continue travelling inland for approximately 1½ miles and you will then be directed where to park.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Scottish SPCA 60%
Strathmiglo Village Gardens

Strathmiglo Village Gardens

Fife KY14 7PX
The Gardeners of Strathmiglo
Sunday 24 June, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
2467
T:01337 860213
Strathmiglo lies under the beautiful West Lomond Hill and the river Eden runs through the village. A selection of lovely gardens will be on display covering many styles: open aspect, mature trees, walled and courtyard, cottage gardens, vegetable, topiary and herbaceous borders.

Directions: Off the A91 to St Andrews and two miles west of Auchtermuchty, enter village from either the east or the west end and follow signs to the parking areas.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Alzheimer Scotland 60%
Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Dunbar EH42 1XW
Tyninghame Gardens Ltd and Mrs C.Gwyn
Sunday 24 June, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
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tyninghamegardens@btinternet.com
Splendid 17th century sandstone Scottish baronial house, remodelled in 1829 by William Burn. The gardens include herbaceous border, formal rose garden, Lady Haddington's Secret Garden with old fashioned roses and an extensive "wilderness" spring garden with rhododendrons, azaleas, flowering trees and bulbs. Grounds include a one mile beech avenue to the sea. The Romanesque ruin of St Baldred's Church commands views across the Tyne Estuary and Lammermuir Hills. Tyninghame has been awarded 'Outstanding' for every category in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland.
Storytelling at Tyninghame
13 May: Folklore and facts come to life at Tyninghame, with echoes of the lost village, or the Romanseque ruin of St Baldred’s Church overlooking the Tyne Estuary and Lammermuir Hills. The site has been inhabited since the 11th century, and the gardens grown with the secrets of time past. Take in Lady Haddington’s ‘Secret Garden’, the ‘apple walk’ and sculptured hedges. Join Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and The Scottish International Storytelling Festival in “Growing Stories”. A fun packed way to explore some of Scotland’s Gardens. See gardens with new eyes once you hear stories, from local Storytellers, about their creation, history and interaction with the environment.
Champion Trees: Two British and seven Scottish

Directions: Gates on the A198 at Tyninghame Village. Bus 120.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Leuchie 60%
House of Aigas and Field Centre

House of Aigas and Field Centre

By Beauly IV4 7AD
Sir John and Lady Lister-Kaye
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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T:01463 782443 sheila@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%
Drumstinchall Cottage

Drumstinchall Cottage

Drumstinchall, Dalbeattie DG5 4PD
Ginny and Abel Quintanilla
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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T:01387 780571
A small informal quintessentially cottage style garden surrounded by farmland and hills, and with views to Criffel and Drumstinchall Loch. The main area has been reclaimed from agricultural land over the last seven years and continues to evolve, with the emphasis on growing a wide range of vegetables, herbs and fruit organically. Unusual varieties are combined with as many colourful wildlife friendly flowers as possible. There is a wildlife pond area and a few rescue chickens pottering about.

Directions: From the A711 just east of Dalbeattie, take the B793 towards Southwick/Caulkerbush. After 4.2 miles take a right turn signposted Drumstinchall and follow this road for 0.8 miles to Drumstinchall Cottage.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Brooke Action for Working Horses & Donkeys 30% & Soul Soup 30%
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14 East Brighton Crescent

Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1LR
Mr and Mrs Jim and Sue Hurford
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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Roughly two thirds of an acre suburban garden, developed over 35 years. People have said the following about it: "A little bit of countryside in the town"; "Booming with green"; "A bosky bower" and "There is such a wide range of plant material and every little corner holds a new gem".

Directions: Buses 21, 42 and 49 to Brighton Place, and 15, 26, 40 and 45 to Portobello High Street. Brighton Place intersects Portobello High Street just east of the bus stops.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Action Porty 60%
Drumstinchall House

Drumstinchall House

Drumstinchall, Dalbeattie DG5 4PD
Melanie and Mark Parry & Celia Hanbury
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
2c67
T:01387 780278
An extensive and established garden, surrounded by mature trees, with fine views to the sea two miles away. There are colourful herbaceous and mixed borders, and a rose garden in front of the house. A variety of paths wind their way through more borders, a rock garden, rhododendrons and azaleas, and past the ruin of the original house to a woodland walk around the edge of the garden. There is a vegetable garden, including a polytunnel, on your way to Drumstinchall Cottage.

Directions: From the A711 just east of Dalbeattie, take the B793 towards Southwick/Caulkerbush. After 4. 2 miles take a right turn signposted Drumstinchall and follow this road for 0. 8 miles to Drumstinchall House.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Brooke Action for Working Horses & Donkeys 30% & Soul Soup 30%
Thorntree

Thorntree

Arnprior FK8 3EY
Mark and Carol Seymour
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
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T:01786 870710 info@thorntreebarn.co.uk
The amazing views from Ben Lomond to Ben Ledi and on to Stirling sold Thorntree to Carol and Mark 25 years ago. The garden evolved while trying to keep a "cottage" feel. Carol sold old silver, which had not been used in years, to build the dry stone wall. An apple arch was given to Mark to encourage him into the garden. The lawns are mown like a bowling green (or to a millimetre) by Mark. The courtyard includes flower beds. The saltire bed was designed in 2002 when Carol stopped growing dried flowers in a 20x20 metre square. The slightly sunken bed, all that they inherited on arrival, now holds Meconopsis. And so it evolves, Carol is now making a wooded area filled with primroses and Martagon lilies. Do come and see!

Directions: A811. In Arnprior take Fintry Road, Thorntree is second on the right.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Forth Driving Group RDA SCIO 60%
Merchiston Cottage

Merchiston Cottage

16 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5EL
Esther Mendelssohn
Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
2c8467
Romantic walled garden within a mile of the city centre providing a haven for wildlife based on a tapestry of habitats including numerous water features. It has been gardened on organic principles for nearly 30 years with productive fruit trees, apples, pears, plums, quince, medlar and black mulberry. Soft fruit including gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and red, white and blackcurrants all benefit from the pollinating bees kept in hives in the garden which also give us the added bonus of honey. A recently completed new addition of a roof garden devoted to growing fruit and vegetables has greatly enhanced the garden and provided new planting opportunities.

Directions: Near Holy Corner, opposite Watson's College School. Take Lothian buses 11 or 16.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem 60%
Broughton House Garden

Broughton House Garden

12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX
The National Trust for Scotland
Thursday 28 June, 10am - 12pm (2018)
0c45d
T:01557 330437 broughtonhouse@nts.org.uk
Broughton House Garden is a fascinating townhouse garden that belonged to E. A. Hornel - artist, collector and one of the 'Glasgow boys'. Full of colour, with mostly herbaceous plants, old apple trees, greenhouse with old pelargonium varieties, and fruit and vegetable garden.

Directions: Off A711/A755 on Kirkcudbright High Street. Stagecoach buses 500/X75 and 501 from Dumfries and Castle Douglas. By bike, NCN 7.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The National Trust for Scotland: for Broughton House 60%
Leith Hall Garden

Leith Hall Garden

Huntly AB54 4NQ
The National Trust for Scotland
Thursday 28 June & Thursday 26 July, 7pm - 8pm (2018)
6d
T:01464 831148 www.nts.org.uk/leithhall
The west garden was made by Charles and Henrietta Leith-Hay around the beginning of the 20th century. In summer the magnificent zigzag herbaceous and serpentine catmint borders provide a dazzling display. A lot of project work has been ongoing in the garden, including a rose catenary along with large borders which have been redeveloped in a Gertrude Jekyll style and a laburnum archway with spring interest borders. The carefully reconstructed rock garden is a work in progress with new planting being added throughout the season.

Directions: On the B9002 one mile west of Kennethmont.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries
Netherthird Community Garden

Netherthird Community Garden

Craigens Road, Netherthird, Cumnock KA18 3AR
Netherthird Community Development Group
Saturday 30 June, 12pm - 4pm (2018)
2c8467
jamielor@aol.com
Netherthird Community Garden is an oasis of calm in the centre of the Ayrshire countryside. We have a lovely cottage garden, flower beds, vegetable beds, and wooden gazebos funded by The Prince Charles Foundation. There is also a beach, play area, vintage cafe, a new nature trail, fairy door hunt and lots more. Volunteers run the garden which is used by a wide range of community groups and all the children and nursery children from the adjacent Netherthird Primary during the week.

Directions: Driving south on the A76 Cumnock by-pass look for the roundabout signed B7083, take this exit which heads to Cumnock, after few hundred yards take right turn into Craigens Road, Netherthird Primary School is on the right. Parking available here, Community Garden nearby. Disabled parking at garden.

Admission: £3.00, children free
Charities: Netherthird Community Development Group 60%
The Bield at Blackruthven

The Bield at Blackruthven

Blackruthven House, Tibbermore PH1 1PY
The Bield Christian Co Ltd
Saturday 30 June, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
2c67
T:01738 583238 info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk
The Bield is set in extensive grounds comprising well maintained lawns and clipped hedges, a flower meadow and a large collection of specimen trees. Visitors are encouraged to stroll around the grounds and explore the labyrinth cut into the grass of the old orchard. The main garden is a traditional walled garden containing extensive herbaceous borders, manicured lawns and an organic vegetable plot. The walled garden also contains a wide variety of trained fruit trees, a fruit cage, a glasshouse and a healing garden.

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 left after ½ mile passing the gate lodge on your right. Parking signed to right at the steading.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Southton Smallholding 60%
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Corbet Tower

Morebattle, Near Kelso TD5 8AQ
Simon and Bridget Fraser
Saturday 30 June, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
2c57
Charming Scottish Victorian garden set in parklands in the foothills of the Cheviots. The established garden includes a formal box parterred 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: The Children's Society 30% & Cheviot Churches: Church of Scotland: Morebattle Church 30%
Parkvilla

Parkvilla

47 Schoolhill, Ellon AB41 9AJ
Andy and Kim Leonard
Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
2469
A south facing Victorian Walled Garden, lovingly developed from a design started in 1990, for colour and interest all year. Enjoy densely planted herbaceous borders, pause under the pergola clothed in clematis, honeysuckle and rambling roses, continue on to the bottom of the garden where three ponds and a wild flower bed reflect a strong focus on wildlife. A hidden gem of a garden that has won awards including Ellon Best Garden, and includes plants rarely seen in NE Scotland.

Directions: From centre of Ellon head north towards Auchnagatt. Schoolhill is third left. From Auchnagatt head into Ellon along Golf Road, Schoolhill is first right after the Golf Course. Limited on-street parking, car parks in Ellon (5 minutes walk) and Caroline Well Wood.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: Ellon Men's Shed 20%, Alzheimer Scotland 20% & St Mary On The Rock Episcopal Church Ellon 20%
Lennel Bank

Lennel Bank

Coldstream TD12 4EX
Mrs Honor Brown
Sunday 1 July, 10:30am - 5pm (2018)
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, which hopefully 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 1 July, 11am - 4pm (2018)
086
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 a series of 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 pool garden with pergola, all arranged within the curve of slopes sheltering the house.

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

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: The Conservation Foundation 60%