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Isolation Gardening @ Maolachy: Bank Holiday Weekend - Garden Open for One

Isolation Gardening @ Maolachy: Bank Holiday Weekend - Garden Open for One

Monday 15 June, 2020
Join Georgina Dalton for an update in her Gardening Journal over the May Holiday Weekend
Isolation Gardening @ Maolachy: Mid-May with Sharps Winds and Frosted Leaves

Isolation Gardening @ Maolachy: Mid-May with Sharps Winds and Frosted Leaves

Monday 15 June, 2020
Join Georgina Dalton's with another update in her garden journal, Maolachy in Mid-May
Isolation Gardening @Maolachy May 2020

Isolation Gardening @Maolachy May 2020

Tuesday 26 May, 2020
Another page from Georgina Dalton's garden journal, Maolachy in May
Teenagers Garden Too!

Teenagers Garden Too!

Thursday 21 May, 2020
Read about gardening happening at Linwood High School (before the Lockdown...).
Gluten Free Rhubarb and Ginger Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Rhubarb and Ginger Cake Recipe

Thursday 21 May, 2020
There's lots of rhubarb in the garden and the shops, so try this delicious gluten-free cake.
Locked Down in France

Locked Down in France

Tuesday 19 May, 2020
Peter and Lind are locked down in France, but still share their garden.
Violet Syrup Recipe

Violet Syrup Recipe

Tuesday 5 May, 2020
Violets are everywhere just now in our woodlands, so we decided to make a syrup.
The Story of Memorial Garden

The Story of Memorial Garden

Tuesday 5 May, 2020
Agnes Bowie reflects on origins of the Duchess of Montrose Memorial Garden. A heartfelt story of creating a therapeutic garden from the derelict site of a former shipyard.
Early morning at Maolachy

Early morning at Maolachy

Monday 4 May, 2020
A page from Georgina Dalton's garden journal, Maolachy in Argyll.
Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettle Soup Recipe

Monday 20 April, 2020
Young nettle shoots are everywhere just now, and make the most delicious and nutritious soup.
Top 6 Podcasts & Books

Top 6 Podcasts & Books

Wednesday 8 April, 2020
There are a lot of resources for gardeners and nature lovers to keep us occupied during the lockdown. We compiled a list of the best gardening books and podcasts for you to explore after a long day in the garden.
Recipes: Wild Garlic Pesto

Recipes: Wild Garlic Pesto

Tuesday 7 April, 2020
The woods are full of wild garlic just now. Use the leaves to make a delicious pesto.
True Stories from Wildlife Gardens

True Stories from Wildlife Gardens

Thursday 27 February, 2020
Don't be scared! Anyone can create and safeguard wild habitats. The way gardens are cared for can benefit the natural world. That said, you don’t need to own land to make a difference.
Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Thursday 3 October, 2019
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.
Growing for Good. Could you open your garden for charity?

Growing for Good. Could you open your garden for charity?

Tuesday 23 July, 2019
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.
More Gardens and Health Celebrations

More Gardens and Health Celebrations

Wednesday 26 June, 2019
Continuing our Gardens and Health campaign, several more volunteers across the country opened their garden gates and hosted a local community group to come and enjoy a visit and the benefits that gardening and garden-visiting can bring.
Gardens and Health - Abbotsford

Gardens and Health - Abbotsford

Wednesday 19 June, 2019
Visiting Volunteers in Argyll

Visiting Volunteers in Argyll

Monday 17 June, 2019
Last week Julie, our Volunteer Manager, was visiting Argyll for the first time. She was hosted and looked after by Yvonne, the Area Organiser, who took her to visit some of our lovely garden-openers and their gardens. Here’s how she got on...
Gardens and Health Week 2019

Gardens and Health Week 2019

Thursday 23 May, 2019
We celebrated Gardens and Health Week May 11th -19th
Afternoon Tea on the Allotment

Afternoon Tea on the Allotment

Wednesday 22 May, 2019
As part of Gardens and Health Week we had afternoon tea at Craigentinny Allotments
QNIS Chief Executive Clare Cable reflects on her visit to The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack

QNIS Chief Executive Clare Cable reflects on her visit to The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack

Tuesday 14 May, 2019
QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director Clare cable reflects on taking time out during the weekend to visit the Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack
Plants for your Christmas wreath

Plants for your Christmas wreath

Saturday 1 December, 2018
Winter is well and truly here, and Christmas wreathes need to made. We've drawn together some of our favourite plants to include, for your front door decoration. Which is your favourite?
Plants for Christmas time

Plants for Christmas time

Saturday 1 December, 2018
Winter is well and truly here, and Christmas wreathes need to made. We've drawn together some of our favourite plants to include, for your front door decoration. Which is your favourite?
Gertrude Jekyll 175 years on

Gertrude Jekyll 175 years on

Monday 26 November, 2018
The 29th November 2018 marks the 175th anniversary of Gertrude Jekyll's birthday. She was a pioneering garden designer, among her many talents, and her influence can be seen in many of the gardens that open for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.
Spooky plants you need this Halloween

Spooky plants you need this Halloween

Monday 1 October, 2018
Here's our top list of the spookiest plants you need this Halloween, nature can be a little trickster too!
Plants for the pollinators

Plants for the pollinators

Wednesday 1 August, 2018
The bees are buzzing in the trees, or at least they can be, here are some lovely plants than can be found in most Scottish gardens to help encourage bees and other pollinators.
Mr Lowry with his Rose friends

Mr Lowry with his Rose friends

Wednesday 18 July, 2018
Judging the roses for the City of Glasgow International Rose Trials.
Mr Lowry in Wester Ross

Mr Lowry in Wester Ross

Tuesday 10 July, 2018
Wildflowers, native plants and Inverewe Garden with Mr Lowry
Mr Lowry in the Dean Gardens

Mr Lowry in the Dean Gardens

Tuesday 3 July, 2018
Mr Lowry and family, including our chairman, enjoy some proper 'chill time' in the lovely Dean Gardens, tucked away in the middle of Edinburgh's city centre.
West Leas garden in July

West Leas garden in July

Sunday 1 July, 2018
July in West Leas garden, we look to the orchard to see what is happening there!