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Kilsyth Gardens

Allanfauld Road, Kilsyth G65 9DE
Mr & Mrs A Patrick and Mr & Mrs George Murdoch
T:07743 110908 alan.patrick3@googlemail.com
Aeolia A third of an acre woodland garden developed since 1960 and designed to have something in flower every month of the year. The garden contains a large variety of mature specimen trees and shrubs, maples, primulas, hardy geraniums and herbaceous plants. Spring bulbs provide early colour and lilies and dahlias provide late season interest. There are a couple of small ponds for wildlife, two greenhouses and a fruit production area. The owners are members of the Scottish Rhododendron Society and have a collection of over 100 specimens, some grown from seed. Areas of the garden are often under development to provide something new to see and provide material for the extensive plant sale, which is all homegrown.
Blackmill Across the road from Aeolia, Blackmill is a garden of two parts in that the Garrel Burn runs through the property. On one side is an acre of mature specimen trees, rhododendrons and shrubs on the site of an old waterpowered sickle mill. There is an ornamental pond and a rock pool built into the remains of the mill building. On the other side a further two acres of woodland glen with paths along the Garrel Burn with views to many cascading waterfalls, one with a seven metre drop. New is a large area of wildflowers alongside the burn, a micro hydro scheme is on view along with many different types of dry stone walls.

Directions: Turn off A803 into Parkburn Road up to crossroads (parking attendant will advise you on parking). Bus 89 Glasgow-Kilsyth this service has a stop up at the crossroads a couple of minutes walk to the gardens. Trains - the nearest station is Croy connection bus 147 or 344 to Kilsyth.

Openings:
Sunday 20 May, 2pm - 5pm (2018)
Admission £6.50, children free.
· Strathcarron Hospice 60%.
By arrangement 1 April - 30 September (2018)
Admission £6.50, children free.
· Strathcarron Hospice 60%.

Other details: Includes entry to both gardens and homemade teas. There is a minimum of six visitors for the By Arrangement openings. Well stocked plant stall with a good variety of home grown plants. Blackmill also has W.C. but not suitable for disabled.

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