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Visitor Guidance & Garden Opening Timetable 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming you back into our gardens

Our Garden Openers will each have conducted a risk assessment according to the guidance set out by the Scottish Government for the Tourism Sector to prepare their garden for re-opening.

As a garden visitor, we would appreciate your assistance with a few items:

Please remember to follow the latest government guidance regarding travel & meeting others -https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Timetable for phased relaxation of restrictions - these are indicative and may be subject to change; please note that we are following Government advice that Gardens are permitted to open.

Early April

2 April - ‘Stay at Home’ requirement lifts, replaces with ‘Stay Local’ (retaining local authority-based travel restriction)

5 April - Garden centres open; 

4 people from 2 households may meet outdoors (NB this is in addition to the garden owners as long as you are not walking/ socialising with the owners; however if owners are giving you a tour, above restrictions apply)

‘By Arrangement’ Gardens will be open; book a visit with the garden owner; contact details are on the garden listing page

Gardens that open over a range of dates will be open.

No refreshments will be available.

26 April

Outdoor socialising extended to permit up to 6 people from up to 3 households. 

(NB this is in addition to the garden owners as long as you are not walking/ socialising with the owners; however if owners are giving you a tour, above restrictions apply)

Travel within all mainland Scotland permitted (subject to other restrictions)

Some ‘specific date’ garden openings will be open but check the website listing pages for any changes to published arrangements.

No refreshments will be available.

17 May

In-door socialising is re-introduced for up to 4 people from up to 2 households.

All types of openings resumed.

Refreshments resumed.

June

Up to 8 people from 3 households can socialise outdoors.

(NB this is in addition to the garden owners as long as you are not walking/ socialising with the owners; however if owners are giving you a tour, above restrictions apply)

(NB this is in addition to the garden owners as long as you are not walking/ socialising with the owners; however if owners are giving you a tour, above restrictions apply)