Storytelling at DalswintonDalswinton DG2 0XZ
Mr and Mrs Peter Landale
Directions: Take A76 north from Dumfries to Thornhill. After seven miles, turn right to Dalswinton. Drive through Dalswinton Village, past the orange church on the right and follow estate wall on the right. Entrance is by either the single lodge or double lodge entrance set in the wall.
Old AllangrangeMunlochy IV8 8NZ
J J Gladwin
Champion Trees: Yew
Directions: From Inverness head four miles north on the A9, and follow the directions for Black Isle Brewery. Park in the brewery car park and you will be given directions in the shop.
Inchmarlo Retirement Village GardenInchmarlo, Banchory AB31 4AL
Skene Enterprises (Aberdeen) Ltd
Directions: From Aberdeen via North Deeside Road on the A93, one mile west of Banchory turn right at the main gate to the Inchmarlo Estate.
Gorthleck House GardenStratherrick IV2 6UJ
Steve & Katie Smith
Directions: From the A9, join the B862. Go through the village of Errogie where there is a sharp left-hand bend on the road. After approximately one mile, there is a small church on the left. The Gorthleck drive is directly opposite the church and the house can be seen on the hill to the left as you follow the drive to the left of the new house. Visitors can park on the verges at the top of the drive.
AmatArdgay IV24 3BS
Jonny and Sara Shaw
Directions: Take the road from Ardgay to Croick, nine miles. Turn left at the red phone box and the garden is 500 yards on the left.
Woodend House GardenBanchory AB31 4AY
Mr and Mrs J McHardy
Directions: Four miles west of Banchory on the A93 (Banchory to Aboyne road).
Kincardine CastleKincardine O'Neil AB34 5AE
Mr and Mrs Andrew Bradford
Directions: Kincardine O'Neil on the A93. Gates and lodge are opposite the village school.
Field HouseBelladrum, Beauly IV4 7BA
Mr and Mrs D Paterson
Directions: Four miles from Beauly on the A833 Beauly to Drumnadrochit road, then follow signs to Belladrum.
Brackla WoodCulbokie, Dingwall IV7 8GY
Susan and Ian Dudgeon
Directions: From the north, take the A9 turn to Culbokie. At the end of the village, turn right to Munlochy. A mile up the road, turn right into No Through Road to Upper Braefindon. From the south, take the A9 to Munlochy. At the end of the village, turn right and then sharp left up road signposted Culbokie and Killen. After about 4½ miles turn left onto road signposted Upper Braefindon. Brackla Wood is the first house on the left.
TorcroftBalnain, Glenurquhart IV63 6TJ
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 right signposted Torcroft Lodges.
Finzean HouseFinzean, Banchory AB31 6NZ
Mr and Mrs Donald Farquharson
Directions: On the B976, South Deeside Road, between Banchory and Aboyne.
House of Aigas and Field CentreBy Beauly IV4 7AD
Sir John and Lady Lister-Kaye
Champion Trees: Douglas fir, Atlas cedar and Sequoiadendron giganteum
Directions: Four and a half miles from Beauly on the A831 Cannich/Glen Affric road.
FindrackTorphins AB31 4LJ
Mr Hal Salvesen
Directions: Leave Torphins on the A980 to Lumphanan after ½ a mile turn off, signposted Tornaveen. There is a stone gateway 1 mile up on the left.
Douneside HouseTarland AB34 4UD
The MacRobert Trust
Directions: On the B9119 towards Aberdeen. Tarland one mile.
Kiltarlity Gardens30a Camault Muir, Kiltarlity, Loaneckheim, Kiltarlity, 10 Loaneckheim, Kiltarlity IV4 7JH
Sheila Ross, Sue Mullins, Neil and Frances Macritchie
Directions: For Aird View, take the A833 Beauly to Drumnadrochit road, pass Brockies Lodge. Turn right at the bus shelter and follow single track road to junction at school. Turn left up the hill to the top at junction. Aird view is on the right. For Foinaven and Highland Liliums, turn up Post Office Brae in Kiltarlity then turn right after the Free Church. Follow the road towards Highland Liliums. Foinaven is approximately ½ mile from the church. (6th house on the right hand side) and Highland Liliums slightly further up the hill. All gardens will be well signposted from Kiltarlity village, which is just off the Beauly to Drumnadrochit road (A833), approximately 12 miles from Inverness.
Glenbervie HouseDrumlithie, Stonehaven AB39 3YA
Mr and Mrs A Macphie
Directions: Drumlithie one mile. Garden 1½ miles off the A90.
The Quoy of HoutonOrphir, ORKNEY KW17 2RD
Kevin and Caroline Critchlow
Directions: A964 from Kirkwall to Houton. Take ferry turning, straight across at first junction following tarmac road to a two storey yellow house across the bay.
The Garden at the Auld Post Office B&BSpittal-by-Mybster KW1 5XR
Lynne and Weyland Read
Directions: A9 at Spittal
Kilcoy CastleRedcastle, by Muir of Ord IV6 7RX
Kilcoy Castle Estate
Directions: From the Tore roundabout, take the A832, go past Fettes Sawmill on the left. Turn right at Kilcoy Kindergarten(an old church) heading towards Kilcoy. Go along the single road for about ¼ mile and you will see the Kilcoy Castle entrance on the left.
Oldtown of Leys GardenInverness IV2 6AE
David and Anne Sutherland
Directions: Turn off Southern distributor road (B8082) at Leys roundabout towards Inverarnie (B861). At the T-junction turn right. After 50 metres turn right into Oldtown of Leys.
Highland Liliums10 Loaneckheim, Kiltarlity IV4 7JQ
Neil and Frances Macritchie
Directions: Signposted from Kiltarlity village, which is just off the Beauly to Drumnadrochit road (A833), approximately 12 miles from Inverness.
Ardkinglas Woodland GardenCairndow PA26 8BG
Champion Trees: 'Grand Fir' tallest tree in Britain and others
Directions: Entrance through Cairndow village off the A83 Loch Lomond/Inveraray road.
Barguillean's "Angus Garden"Taynuilt PA35 1HY
The Josephine Marshall Trust
Directions: Three miles south off A85 Glasgow/Oban road at Taynuilt, road marked Glen Lonan, three miles up single track road, turn right at the sign.
Glenericht House ArboretumBlairgowrie PH10 7JD
Mrs William McCosh
Directions: Off A93, the Lodge House is five miles north of Blairgowrie on the right hand side A93 from Blairgowrie. Follow the avenue to the bridge.
NorbyBurnside, Sandness, SHETLAND ZE2 9PL
Mrs Gundel Grolimund
Directions: Head north on the A970 from Lerwick then west on the A971 at Tingwall. At Sandness, follow the road to Norby, turn right at the Methodist Church, Burnside is at the end of the road. Bus 10 Sandness - Walls.
AchnacloichConnel, Oban PA37 1PR
Mr T E Nelson
Directions: On the A85 three miles east of Connel. Parking is on the right at the bottom of the drive.
Ardtornishby Lochaline, Morvern PA80 5UZ
Mrs John Raven
Directions: A884 Lochaline three miles.
Glenwhan GardensDunragit, by Stranraer DG9 8PH
Mr and Mrs W Knott
Directions: Seven miles east of Stranraer, one mile off the A75 at Dunragit (follow brown VisitScotland signs).
Logie HouseDunphail, Forres IV36 2QN
Alasdair and Panny Laing
Directions: Six miles south of Forres off A940. Follow signs to Logie Steading.
Floors CastleKelso TD5 7SF
The Duke of Roxburghe
Directions: Floors Castle can be reached by following the A6089 from Edinburgh; the B6397 from Earlston or the A698 from Coldstream. Go through Kelso, up Roxburgh Street to the Golden Gates.