Opening a fantastic selection of gardens across Scotland to raise money for hundreds of charities
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Open Your Garden

When you open your garden with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme you join a long tradition of helping your community through both charitable funding and the pleasure of visiting beautiful gardens. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet many people who share your passion form gardening. We’re looking for all types of gardens of horticultural interest: large and small gardens, allotments, villages, kitchen gardens, snowdrops, autumn colours, winter walks, and so on.

Dunvorist Cottage, Angus & Dundee
Dunvorist Cottage, Angus & Dundee

You would also benefit from our many years of experience in opening gardens and receive our promotional support which includes:

  • Listed in our Guidebook (10,000 copies distributed each year) as well as on our website.
  • Listed in our District and Regional free flyers and calendars.
  • Posters for your opening, available in a variety of sizes
  • Various road signage (arrows and banners) to advertise your opening day
  • Useful signage and materials to support the actual opening
  • Social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Press releases and editorial opportunities

We welcome gardens of horticutural interest regardless of their size.  For more information on opening your garden, please download our Garden Opener's leaflet here:

If you would like to know more about opening your garden please contact us with your name and address, as well as a short description of your garden. Once we receive your details we will arrange for a local Organiser to contact you to discuss further arrangements and schedule a visit.