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New Gardens Opening in July

July is a time when most gardens are in full swing and Summer holidays beckon. So with a bit of extra time, and hopefully a liberal sprinkling of sunshine to balance out the showers, its prime garden-visiting season.

With over 200 gardens across Scotland in July, there are 24 brand new ones - demonstrating a whole spectrum of planting styles - we have several village and town collections. a garden housing a cut-flower business, walled and container gardening and everything else in between.

Here’s a selection of our brand new July openings, and the full list can be found HERE.

Kings Grange House

Kings Grange House, Kirkcudbrightshire

Sunday 7 July

An extensive garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubberies, with views to the southwest over the surrounding countryside. Originally Victorian, the garden is being restored by the present owners with a colourful variety of herbaceous mixed borders, beds and rockeries, mainly to the front of the house.

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Glenkindie House

Glenkindie House Plant Sale, Aberdeenshire

Wednesday 10 July

Glenkindie House gardens are laid out around the house in an Arts and Crafts style. The lawns are resplendent with unusual topiary figures: look out for teddy bears, soldiers and Alice in Wonderland characters. There are ancient rubble walls, rose beds planted with R. 'Braveheart', herbaceous borders and a large pond.

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Kilmaurs Village Gardens

Gardens of Kilmaurs, Ayrshire

Sunday 14 July

A collection of four gardens, 26b Fenwick Road, 27 Crosshouse Road, 39 Langmuir Quadrant and 5 Kirkton Road, will be opening to the public in the village of Kilmaurs. Homemade teas and plant stall will be at the Community Association Hall.

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Crail - Small gardens in the Burgh and Dalgety Bay Gardens, Fife

Saturday/Sunday 20/21 July

Two village openings with a number of gardens in varied styles: cottage, historic, plantsman's and bedding. The stunning coastal locations of the gardens presents some challenges for planting but also allows a great range of more tender species to flourish.

Full information - Crail

Full information - Dalgety Bay

Preston Hall Walled Garden

Preston Hall Walled Garden, Midlothian

By arrangement

Preston Hall Walled Garden is a beautiful example of an 18th-century walled garden. The current restoration began in 2011 and wonderfully demonstrates what can be achieved in a few years. An imposing brick wall surrounds the two-acre garden, which features two impressive gazebo structures that give spectacular views of the garden, a rose garden, a partly restored Victorian greenhouse, fruit and vegetable patches, and a stunning flower garden.

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New Gardens Opening in July

43 Thornton Avenue, Stirlingshire

Sunday 21 July (and by arrangement)

Astonishing hidden garden on a corner site, almost in the shadow of the Antonine Wall. With over 450 different plants, mostly named, and nearly half in pots and containers. The display is outstanding and should readily inspire others to try gardening whatever the size of their plot.

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New Gardens Opening in July

Brechin Gardens in Summer

Sunday 21 July

The town of Brechin will be opening seven gardens to the public this year - 24 North Latch Road, Bishops Walk, Brechin Cathedral Allotments, Brechin in Bloom Community Gardens, Liscara, Lower Duncraig and Westbank Cottage.

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New Gardens Opening in July

The Schoolhouse, Peeblesshire

Sunday 28 July

A developing and informal village garden which is also home to a cut flower business. In addition to the cutting beds there are herbaceous borders, a vegetable patch, young orchard and a recently created wildlife pond.

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Kilmardinny Gardens, Glasgow

Sunday 28 July

The Gardeners of Kilmardinny Gardens are opening four gardens for SGS this year - 64, 68 and 70 Kilmardinny Crescent and 8 Carse View Drive. There will be a well stocked plant stall and cream teas.

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Berryfield House

Berryfield House, Inverness

By arrangement

An open garden of trees and bushes with views across the Beauly Firth to Ben Wyvis. There are large swathes of bulbs: crocus, dogs tooth violets and heritage daffodils. A three acre wild flower meadow with meandering paths adjoins the garden giving interest until the start of autumn foliage and crocus.

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