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Vegetable Matchmaking - Companion Planting in my Kitchen Garden

Vegetable Matchmaking - Companion Planting in my Kitchen Garden

Tuesday 18 June, 2024
In this article, Ian describes his own vegetable garden and shares some tips for common companion plant pairings, as well as the essentials of creating an organic harmony in a raised bed.
Gardens Open Gateways - Interning at Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Gardens Open Gateways - Interning at Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Tuesday 18 June, 2024
Hello, my name is Ian Ouzts and I'm an intern at Scotland's Gardens Scheme! If you're interested in a sneak peek at what interning at the Scheme is like, check out this article!
Tree stories stir hearts and perhaps a sense of hope

Tree stories stir hearts and perhaps a sense of hope

Thursday 13 June, 2024
This piece comes to us from Fay Young's website, wherein she describes a storytelling event that has taken place at her garden, Pond Cottage. Young is a journalist, a gardener, a mother and an all-around nature enthusiast.
An Inspirational Visit to Maggie’s - an interview by Ian Ouzts (Updated 17/06)

An Inspirational Visit to Maggie’s - an interview by Ian Ouzts (Updated 17/06)

Thursday 6 June, 2024
Ian is a visiting intern from America who is studying in Edinburgh for the month of June. In anticipation of the Open Day at Maggie's Edinburgh on Sunday 9 2024, he has interviewed Charlotte Brink, one of the centre's fundraisers.
The musings of a plant fanatic

The musings of a plant fanatic

Monday 3 June, 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.
The Belville Wellbeing Walk - a project by Alison Bunce, QNIS Senior Palliative Care Nurse

The Belville Wellbeing Walk - a project by Alison Bunce, QNIS Senior Palliative Care Nurse

Wednesday 29 May, 2024
We are delighted to share this inspirational story from our core charity partner, QNIS.
A Visit to Braevallich Farm

A Visit to Braevallich Farm

Saturday 25 May, 2024
Oban u3a Gardens and Wildflowers Group visit to Braevallich Farm - and other SGS gardens
The Creation of a Garden

The Creation of a Garden

Wednesday 22 May, 2024
Les Jack , SGS Treasurer for Dumfriesshire shares his inspirational story.
Moving more for your mental health

Moving more for your mental health

Wednesday 15 May, 2024
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is 'Moving more for your mental health'. What better way to achieve this than gardening?
Confirmation of Her Majesty The Queen's Continued Royal Patronage

Confirmation of Her Majesty The Queen's Continued Royal Patronage

Tuesday 14 May, 2024
We are delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will retain the Presidency of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
11th June 2024 - A Highland Garden Trip

11th June 2024 - A Highland Garden Trip

Wednesday 8 May, 2024
A lovely garden coach trip organised by our Inverness, Ross, Cromarty & Skye District, visiting a selection of lovely gardens.
Beautiful bluebells in bloom !

Beautiful bluebells in bloom !

Tuesday 7 May, 2024
May is the perfect time to visit the bluebell carpeted grounds of some of our gardens open for charity!
Culzean Castle Special Guided Event

Culzean Castle Special Guided Event

Thursday 18 April, 2024
A special guided tour at Culzean Castle with the National Trust for Scotland in collaboration with Scotland's Gardens Scheme
A Lifetime of Tools

A Lifetime of Tools

Tuesday 16 April, 2024
We all have our favourites but I was quite surprised this year to find some new tools join my collection, which I’m finding seriously impressive.
Visit the Gardens at Winton Castle this Spring

Visit the Gardens at Winton Castle this Spring

Monday 8 April, 2024
Winton Castle opens its doors for its Spring Gardens Open Day with Scotland’s Garden Scheme on Sunday 14 April 2024.
Dividing herbaceous perennials in the spring

Dividing herbaceous perennials in the spring

Friday 15 March, 2024
Ann Burns gives her top tips for dividing herbaceous perennials in the garden to create new plants, tidy up your borders and help your plants to thrive.
Community connections - a project by Jen Grant, QNIS Nurse

Community connections - a project by Jen Grant, QNIS Nurse

Wednesday 28 February, 2024
We are delighted to share this inspirational story from our core charity partner, QNIS.
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.
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.
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.
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.