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Floral Charity Cards

Floral Charity Cards

Tuesday 3 November, 2020
Our Trustee, David Buchanan-Cook, has created a range of charity cards and is donating 40% of funds raised to support our charity and our main beneficiaries.
French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Monday 2 November, 2020
Try this delicious recipe from the garden at Leathad Ard, Isle of Lewis. Tastes best when made with home-grown onions!
Courgette Cake

Courgette Cake

Monday 2 November, 2020
Yummy cake by Garden Opener from Leathad Ard, Isle of Lewis. This is a standby cake enjoyed by visitors at garden open days.
Thank you from our Chairman

Thank you from our Chairman

Wednesday 14 October, 2020
Chairman David Mitchell thanks our Garden Openers, Volunteers and supporters
Summer Has Gone @ Maolachy Garden in Early Autumn

Summer Has Gone @ Maolachy Garden in Early Autumn

Monday 5 October, 2020
Garden Opener Georgina Dalton reflects on the end of summer, as she draws up a list of autumnal tasks.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Monday 28 September, 2020
Elderberry syrup - a tasty drink, high in vitamin C and antioxidants. My number one drink for cold and flu season.
Easing Out of Isolation @ Maolachy Garden in July

Easing Out of Isolation @ Maolachy Garden in July

Wednesday 19 August, 2020
Garden Opener Georgina Dalton reflects on reopening her garden in July.
Virtual Garden Tours 2020: An Intimate Look into our Gardens

Virtual Garden Tours 2020: An Intimate Look into our Gardens

Sunday 26 July, 2020
We're thrilled with how our new virtual garden visits and tours have been received! Read here about how our first few months have gone.
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
How to make a Christmas wreath

How to make a Christmas wreath

Saturday 1 December, 2018
Step-by-step guide on how to make an easy Christmas wreath from free or inexpensive materials.