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Dealing with ash dieback at Humbie Dean

Dealing with ash dieback at Humbie Dean

Monday 17 January, 2022
Frank Kirwan, the Garden Opener at Humbie Dean shares his recent experience with ash dieback in his garden in East Lothian.
Gardens 'by arrangement'

Gardens 'by arrangement'

Tuesday 4 January, 2022
Did you know that we have hundreds of gardens that are open to visitors by arrangement with the garden owner? This is your chance to arrange an exclusive visit!
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Photography Competition

Tuesday 4 January, 2022
New for 2022, to celebrate Visit Scotland’s Year of Stories, we’re inviting you to share the stories of your garden visits and open days through the year by entering our first ever photography competition!
Mid-winter meditation

Mid-winter meditation

Thursday 16 December, 2021
Give yourself the gift of checking in with yourself, by listening to this guided mid-winter meditation.
Douneside House Head Chef Matt Price shares his recipe for Wark Farm hogget

Douneside House Head Chef Matt Price shares his recipe for Wark Farm hogget

Wednesday 15 December, 2021
Matt Price, the Head Chef at Douneside House, has generously provided a seasonal recipe for Wark Farm hogget, for supporters of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to try.
Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Wednesday 1 December, 2021
Follow along this free 30-minute video tutorial and make your own Christmas wreath. The workshop was kindly delivered by Penny Wright.
Autumn colours

Autumn colours

Sunday 17 October, 2021
Nothing will get you in the mood for autumn like these charming gardens filled with vibrant colours of trees and shrubs.
Visitor Survey

Visitor Survey

Wednesday 3 March, 2021
We’d like to learn a bit more about our garden visitors. Please take a moment to answer a few questions about your experience with Scotland's Gardens Scheme.
Growing snowdrops in Scotland - video

Growing snowdrops in Scotland - video

Monday 8 February, 2021
In this webinar, Helen Rushton is sharing her experience of growing snowdrops in East of Scotland.
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.