With wonderful views over Dundee, open farmland and the Tay across to Fife, Gray Cottage sits on the edge of Liff village. Built in 1886 for the Land Steward of Gray Estate, its half-acre mature garden has a wide variety of shrubs and trees and is particularly colourful in May/June when rhododendrons, azaleas, and pieris are at their best. The peaceful garden is one to explore with a number of corners and hidden areas which are linked and connected by hedge tunnels and natural 'windows'. One fascinating feature is a very large rhododendron with its interior branches fully exposed to give an almost mystical quality. Red squirrels, pheasants, woodpeckers, jays and the occasional fox are all regular visitors to Gray Cottage garden, and James McIntosh Patrick painted 'The Elm Tree, Perthshire' from the garden.
Directions: Liff village is two miles northwest of Dundee. Gray cottage is next to the only church in Liff. The church steeple is the landmark and the cottage is down the track to the left.
Saturday/Sunday, 8/9 May, 10am - 5pm (2021)
Admission £4.00, children free.
· All proceeds to SGS Beneficiaries.