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Autumn colours

Autumn colours

Thursday 13 September, 2018
Celebrate the changing, the beginning of chunky knits and warmth breath in the air. The crunch of fallen leaves and the crisp snappy of twigs.
Message from our beneficiary: Perennial

Message from our beneficiary: Perennial

Thursday 13 September, 2018
We like to share stories from our beneficiaries to highlight the amazing work they do, and how your garden visits helps support Perennial deliver frontline support to people like John .
Storytelling in Autumnal Gardens

Storytelling in Autumnal Gardens

Monday 10 September, 2018
Join Scotland's Gardens Scheme and the Scottish Storytelling Centre for 'Growing Stories' in two spectacular gardens at Dalswinton House and Fingask Castle.
2017 Annual Report and Accounts

2017 Annual Report and Accounts

Tuesday 10 April, 2018
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that 2017 was an exceptional year of charity fundraising for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, which has seen our Garden Openers, and Volunteers raise a remarkable overall total of £309,791 for charity. See more here.
Three new trustees for Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Three new trustees for Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Monday 26 March, 2018
We are looking for three innovative, enthusiastic and committed people to join our small, friendly, Trustee team as from June 2018 for a period of three years.
Six fantastic storytelling events

Six fantastic storytelling events

Wednesday 21 March, 2018
“Growing Stories”: see gardens with new eyes once you hear stories, from local Storytellers, about their creation, history and interaction with the environment.
Growing Stories: Storytelling for all

Growing Stories: Storytelling for all

Thursday 1 March, 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme has teamed up with The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, to share the stories of our gardens. We will be co-hosting “Growing Stories”, fantastic storytelling events at our special gardens across Scotland in 2018.
New Years Resolutions - what to visit in 2018?

New Years Resolutions - what to visit in 2018?

Friday 26 January, 2018
So we're a little late with our new years resolutions, but we hope you'll forgive us. Our new website went live on the 22nd and our 2018 guidebooks hit the shelves this month too, so it's been a little busy.
Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony

Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony

Friday 26 January, 2018
Our National Organiser, Terrill Dobson attended the Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony. The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland were kind enough to write this little piece, looking over our special relationship.
Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

Wednesday 10 January, 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme is thrilled to be celebrating Visit Scotland's 'Year of Young People' in 2018. Here are just some of the gardens hosting children's activities...
Through the Garden Gate - November

Through the Garden Gate - November

Tuesday 14 November, 2017
The Garden Gate. Well the clocks have changed and I have just returned from a walk, with four paws in tow, on a fine frosty morning taking time to enjoy the trees in their almost naked splendour ...
A message from our Sponsor

A message from our Sponsor

Friday 29 September, 2017
Delivering an out of the ordinary investment management service Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) is delighted to be fully supporting Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visit Netherthird Community Garden

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visit Netherthird Community Garden

Friday 8 September, 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay helped residents and school children from an ex-mining town in Ayrshire celebrate the grass roots success of their popular, local community garden, during a very
Through the Garden Gate in July

Through the Garden Gate in July

Sunday 2 July, 2017
Good Evening all, I trust this newsletter finds both you and your gardens in good health having survived the unseasonal ravages of desert heat in late May through into June; something, which was
Queen's Nurses Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Scottish Communities

Queen's Nurses Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Scottish Communities

Tuesday 27 June, 2017
When a group of 20 outstanding community nurses met back in Fife in February for a week-long residential organised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), few of them would have
Record Amount Raised for Charity in 2016

Record Amount Raised for Charity in 2016

Monday 22 May, 2017
There seems to be a pattern emerging in Scotland of springs being cold and wet. After the disappointing start to our season in 2015 we fared little better in 2016. Our snowdrop openings were
60% to Nominated Charities starting 2018

60% to Nominated Charities starting 2018

Tuesday 16 May, 2017
During this past year's review of our charity, a very clear message came from our community of Garden Openers and Volunteers of their strong commitment to their own nominated charities. Some 225
Our Vision and Purpose Renewed

Our Vision and Purpose Renewed

Tuesday 16 May, 2017
2016 was an amazing year of reflection and vision and has set the foundation for some very positive change and growth at Scotland’s Gardens (Scheme). At the 2016 Conference, we invited ...
What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Monday 15 May, 2017
Well apparently quite a lot is in our original name - Scotland's Gardens Scheme. Despite our name change to Scotland's Gardens several years ago, we are still know as "the Scheme".
Welcome to our new Chairman, David Mitchell

Welcome to our new Chairman, David Mitchell

Wednesday 10 May, 2017
Good morning all and welcome to this new regular column in your newsletter from the Chairman. Having worked with Scotland’s Garden Scheme for over ten years now I am both delighted and …