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We are pleased to announce that some of our gardens will re-open from 15 July. We are currently updating our opening information. Please check back from 10 July, and also be sure to check our website before setting out to any of our openings to be sure to have the latest information and relevant government advice. If you are not wishing to attend openings just now, you can still visit many of our gardens through our Virtual Garden Visits.

Marlfield and Ruthven Gardens

Coldstream TD12 4JT
Christine and Forbes McLennan, Keith and Karen Fountain
Marlfield Coldstream TD12 4JT (Christine and Forbes McLennan): Marlfield is a two and a half acre garden with extensive lawns, specimen trees, shrubberies, flower beds, a half acre woodland wind break, half acre paddock with a large allotment type raised vegetable garden, fruit cage and small orchard. The present owners have worked extensively over the past five years to create the allotment and fruit beds from a vacant field. The main garden is still a work in progress, restoring or creating order from what was a very neglected garden. The rockery and fish pond are almost complete. Marlfield is a lovely tranquil garden where one can honestly hear nothing but birds singing and our bees buzzing.
Ruthven House Coldstream TD12 4JU (Keith and Karen Fountain): Ruthven has lovely views toward the Cheviots and is accessed via a sweeping driveway. There are three acres divided into various interconnected areas, including a traditional knot garden, gravel gardens, an orchard set in meadow planting, a newly establish rose garden and informal herbaceous borders which lead to the garden's main feature, two ponds connected by a winding stream. The owners have over the last few years expanded the garden extensively from the original small beds around the house - adding different areas as inspiration struck. The most recent additions are a substantial kitchen garden and (perhaps optimistically) a small lavender field.

Directions: Four miles north of Coldstream on the old Duns Road. Half a mile off the main road.

Openings:
Sunday 23 June, 1pm - 5pm (2019)
Cancelled
Admission £5.00, children free.
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