A May visit to St Patrick’s House garden will be rewarded with a stunning display of rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and shrubs. Created over a 50-year period, the grounds of this five-acre garden slope down to the River Clyde. Natural springs have been harnessed to create water features. A large contemporary pond with an arbour begs you to sit a while. Paths wind between beds of varied plantings and perennials, rockeries, and woodland plants, which all add to the magic of this unexpected gem.
A73 into Lanark, after the Police Station turn right into Friars Lane. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto St Patrick Road. The garden is a quarter of a mile on the left.
Groups welcome. Visitors welcome to bring a picnic.