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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme launches 2024 season

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme launches 2024 season

Friday 9 February, 2024
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme returns for 2024 with an exciting new season of gardens, raising funds for hundreds of charities and involving over 1000 volunteers and garden openers.
The musings of a plant fanatic

The musings of a plant fanatic

Thursday 1 February, 2024
In this blog I’m going to have a go at describing a number of plants which I’ve grown in my time in Scotland’s west, mostly outsiders but occasionally insiders, for which I’ve had to go a little further than the local garden centre.
Snowdrop Hints and Tips

Snowdrop Hints and Tips

Friday 26 January, 2024
Bruckhills Croft Garden Owner, Helen Rushton, gives her top tips for taking care of snowdrops in your garden!
Scotland's Gardens Cattanach Bursary Fund

Scotland's Gardens Cattanach Bursary Fund

Tuesday 16 January, 2024
Scotland's Gardens Scheme is offering the chance to apply for bursary grant funding for horticulturists working or training in Scotland. Scotland's Gardens Scheme is a charity which raises funds for other charities through open gardens.
Snowdrops and Winter Walks

Snowdrops and Winter Walks

Wednesday 10 January, 2024
Discover our 2024 Snowdrop & Winter Walk gardens open for charity in Scotlands. Banish winter blues by visiting an open garden and raise funds for charity at the same time.
2023 Conference at Dumfries House

2023 Conference at Dumfries House

Thursday 12 October, 2023
Our 2023 Conference took place on 28 September at Dumfries House
New “no dig” beds at Willowhill

New “no dig” beds at Willowhill

Tuesday 8 August, 2023
Follow the progress of new "no-dig" beds at Willowhill in Fife.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme through the decades. An archive diary, by Volunteer Archivist, Alice Manning.

Scotland's Gardens Scheme through the decades. An archive diary, by Volunteer Archivist, Alice Manning.

Friday 4 August, 2023
I’m Alice, a postgraduate student with the University of Dundee’s Archives and Records Management programme, and I’ve been cataloguing Scotland’s Garden Scheme’s archival records.
GreenThumb - Share the Lawn Love Campaign

GreenThumb - Share the Lawn Love Campaign

Friday 21 July, 2023
Heartwarming 'Share the Lawn Love' campaign sees GreenThumb transform Scottish lawns across the country for free.
Fife Gardeners' Garden Tour to Beauly

Fife Gardeners' Garden Tour to Beauly

Monday 17 July, 2023
In mid June, Fife gardeners were delighted to set out on what had become an annual adventure until Covid entered our lives. This year, all the gardens visited opened as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme.
Gardens by arrangement - the kindness of strangers

Gardens by arrangement - the kindness of strangers

Tuesday 20 June, 2023
Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week

Monday 5 June, 2023
1st - 7th June 2023 marks Volunteers' Week, thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers across Scotland!
The Coronation: Views from the Grandstand

The Coronation: Views from the Grandstand

Wednesday 10 May, 2023
View a selection of special photographs taken by Theo and Julian Stanning from the Grandstand at the Coronation of King Charles III.
Bluebells in bloom

Bluebells in bloom

Friday 5 May, 2023
May is the perfect time to visit the bluebell carpeted grounds of some of our gardens open for charity!
Coronation Celebrations

Coronation Celebrations

Friday 21 April, 2023
Why not commemorate the upcoming Coronation, by visiting one of our gardens open for charity especially for the occasion!
Get away to a garden

Get away to a garden

Tuesday 28 March, 2023
Looking for a weekend getaway or planning a staycation? There’s almost certainly a garden to visit on the way.
Garden Wedding Venues

Garden Wedding Venues

Monday 20 March, 2023
Your wedding ceremony with natural backdrop. Explore garden wedding destinations in beautiful Scotland.
Winton Castle Spring Gardens Open Day

Winton Castle Spring Gardens Open Day

Thursday 16 March, 2023
Winton Castle Invites Families and Garden Lovers to its Spring Gardens Open Day on Sunday 26 March.
Water features in gardens

Water features in gardens

Wednesday 15 March, 2023
There are many benefits of having a pond or other body of water in the garden. Water adds a special quality to a garden.
Scottish garden in February

Scottish garden in February

Monday 13 February, 2023
Today we are sharing a cheerful February update from our Garden Opener's garden in Dundee.
Why women grow

Why women grow

Tuesday 7 February, 2023
'I started to garden when I moved to London in my early twenties and had a tiny 6m x 1m plot outside our flat, into which I poured hours, money and love and have gardened ever since. ' - by Liz Stewart
Gardens to visit in Scotland in February 2023 (with Valentine’s Day destinations)

Gardens to visit in Scotland in February 2023 (with Valentine’s Day destinations)

Monday 6 February, 2023
We reveal gardens to visit in February 2023 in Scotland (including Valentine’s Day destinations)
My Scottish Wild Garden: Mid-Winter

My Scottish Wild Garden: Mid-Winter

Wednesday 4 January, 2023
I am the grateful and proud custodian of my wild garden consisting of 12 acres which is now 20 years old, a youngster really! It has everything a wild natural haven may need.
Delicious recipe from Hospitalfield Head Chef

Delicious recipe from Hospitalfield Head Chef

Wednesday 30 November, 2022
Pickled radicchio, feta and toasted walnuts recipe from Hospitalfield Head Chef Elaine Chalmers.
My Scottish Wild Garden - Early Winter

My Scottish Wild Garden - Early Winter

Tuesday 22 November, 2022
I am the grateful and proud custodian of my wild garden consisting of 12 acres which is now 20 years old, a youngster really! It has everything a wild natural haven may need.
Photography Competition

Photography Competition

Monday 21 November, 2022
New for 2022, to celebrate Visit Scotland’s Year of Stories, we invited you to share the stories of your garden visits and open days through the year by entering our first ever photography competition!
My Scottish Wild Garden - Welcome

My Scottish Wild Garden - Welcome

Tuesday 1 November, 2022
I am the grateful and proud custodian of my wild garden consisting of 12 acres which is now 20 years old, a youngster really! It has everything a wild natural haven may need.
2022 Conference

2022 Conference

Tuesday 4 October, 2022
Scotland's Gardens Scheme 2022 Conference took place on 27 September at Blair Castle.
Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Saturday 1 October, 2022
Making chutney is a great way of storing a seasonal glut of fruit and veg to enjoy in the colder months. This recipe is easy to follow even for beginners.
How to propagate from cuttings

How to propagate from cuttings

Friday 30 September, 2022
In this short video tutorial Penny Wright demonstrates how to propagate from cuttings.