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13 Spectacular Scottish Gardens to Visit this Autumn

13 Spectacular Scottish Gardens to Visit this Autumn

Friday 4 October, 2019
October is a perfect time to walk amidst trees in the full glory of their autumn foliage. Nothing will get you in the mood for autumn like these charming gardens filled with vibrant colours of trees and shrubs.
New Gardens Opening in August

New Gardens Opening in August

Tuesday 23 July, 2019
Check out our fantastic new August garden openings...
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
Gardens and Health Week 2019

Gardens and Health Week 2019

Thursday 23 May, 2019
We celebrated Gardens and Health Week May 11th -19th
Gardening Scotland 2019

Gardening Scotland 2019

Wednesday 22 May, 2019
This year is the 20th anniversary of Gardening Scotland, the national festival of flowers and outdoor living and will be held at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston in Edinburgh Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June.
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
Fife Summer Garden Trail 2019 Tickets

Fife Summer Garden Trail 2019 Tickets

Wednesday 1 May, 2019
With gardens open from weekdays 16 April to 3 May, this is a treat for any garden lover. It's a unique opportunity to visit some of Fife's most spectacular privately-owned gardens.
Gardens and Health Week 2019

Gardens and Health Week 2019

Monday 8 April, 2019
This year we are celebrating Gardens & Health Week to give community groups, hospices, support groups and schools free access to participating gardens. Click here to find out more.
Gardens To Visit With Kids This Easter

Gardens To Visit With Kids This Easter

Thursday 4 April, 2019
Here are a selection of gardens that will keep the whole family amused during the holidays from egg hunts to flying foxes, goats and even Gruffalo and Mouse...
Fife Spring Garden Trail 2019 Tickets

Fife Spring Garden Trail 2019 Tickets

Thursday 31 January, 2019
With gardens open from weekdays 16 April to 3 May, this is a treat for any garden lover. It's a unique opportunity to visit some of Fife's most spectacular privately-owned gardens.
Snowdrops and Winter Walks 2019

Snowdrops and Winter Walks 2019

Thursday 10 January, 2019
We are delighted to celebrate snowdrops and winter walks in 2019.
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.
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.
Wonder at Scottish woodlands

Wonder at Scottish woodlands

Thursday 6 September, 2018
Autumn is the time to get out into woods, to see the colour change from crisp greens through subtle reds, oranges and browns. See red squirrels stash the remains of their harvests and listen to the birds enjoying the last of the summer warmth.
New gardens opening in September

New gardens opening in September

Monday 27 August, 2018
September sun, or rain, still brings lots of new gardens to visit! From city gardens to country estates there's variety and interest all across Scotland.
Organic gardens open in Autumn

Organic gardens open in Autumn

Monday 27 August, 2018
What herbs grow in your garden? This week we look at some lovely herbal gardens you can visit to inspire your own plot.
Gardens & Health Week 2018

Gardens & Health Week 2018

Friday 17 August, 2018
Scotland's Gardens Scheme is delighted to be working with the National Garden Scheme on 'Gardens & Health' Week 2018 to promote the positive impact of gardening and garden visiting.
Aberdeen Garden Tour

Aberdeen Garden Tour

Monday 13 August, 2018
The gardens lovers of Fife take to the road to visit exquisite gardens in Aberdeen and Angus, most are open under the umbrella of Scotland's Gardens Scheme. It was an inspiring trip for all, and many came back with lots plants!
Flowers for the festival

Flowers for the festival

Saturday 4 August, 2018
Enjoying the capital city during the Fringe? Why not also enjoy some of Edinburgh's finest gardens too?
Allsorts of Allotments

Allsorts of Allotments

Thursday 2 August, 2018
Allotments are open this August, and they'd love you to pop on by.
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.
Bank holiday in August

Bank holiday in August

Monday 30 July, 2018
The Scottish bank holiday is a perfect time to get out and see some gardens open across the long weekend, from walled gardens to coastal retreats, castle grounds to village gardens.
"Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!"

"Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!"

Monday 2 July, 2018
Scotland has some amazing coast line, and there are some fantastic coastal gardens that open for charity that you can visit.
New gardens opening in July

New gardens opening in July

Monday 25 June, 2018
Another month, more glorious gardens. All these gardens are opening new for the first time in July. There's so much on offer all across the country, where will you visit?
A plethora of gardens

A plethora of gardens

Monday 25 June, 2018
We have some lovely new garden groups and village opening in July, from the Scottish borders to north of Inverness. Could there be one on your doorstep?
Prancing through the peonies

Prancing through the peonies

Wednesday 20 June, 2018
On Saturday 16th June, visitors to Binny Plants, Edinburgh were in for a treat. Nurseryman and ‘peony-mad’ Billy Carruthers led a walk and talk around his site to raise money for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
National Insect Week: bugs and beasties

National Insect Week: bugs and beasties

Monday 18 June, 2018
National Insect Week, organised by e Royal Entomological Society, runs from 18 - 24 June. It encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
Peonies and Prosecco at Binny Plants

Peonies and Prosecco at Binny Plants

Tuesday 12 June, 2018
Binny Plants is a leading nursery, just outside Edinburgh, and is a specialist on peonies with over 300 on site. Nurseryman Billy Carruthers will lead a walk and talk on Saturday 16th June around the nursery to raise money for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
New gardens opening in June

New gardens opening in June

Monday 28 May, 2018
Scotland's Gardens Scheme welcomes this wonderful collection of new gardens, which first open in June. This is a unique opportunity to see gardens for their first time open to the public.