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Flower power for chelsea week

Flower power for chelsea week

Tuesday 22 May, 2018
It's Chelsea Week, the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, running from Tuesday 22nd May until Saturday 26th May. Didn't get a ticket? No fear, Scotland's Gardens Scheme has got you covered...
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Monday 21 May, 2018
Looking forward to Summer around the corner, and the sweet smell as roses burst forth on arbours and in flower beds. What's your favourite?
Nettle and Wild Garlic Soups - let's be nice to nettles

Nettle and Wild Garlic Soups - let's be nice to nettles

Wednesday 16 May, 2018
Be nice to nettles week runs from 16th - 20th May, we're delighted to share this recipe from our trustee Trish to encourage you to let the odd nettle through in the garden!
Garden visiting in Scotland

Garden visiting in Scotland

Saturday 5 May, 2018
The notion of garden visiting has been around a good while, even from the point of view of the open garden scheme.
Six bee-neficial things you can do for bees in your garden!

Six bee-neficial things you can do for bees in your garden!

Tuesday 1 May, 2018
The 20th May is World Bee Day, so we've made a little list of six easy things you can do to make your garden more bee friendly!
The bluebell wood

The bluebell wood

Friday 20 April, 2018
Gardening doesn’t have to been large formal gardens, lots of green space and countryside views. Scotland’s Gardens Scheme is delighted to have so many wonderfully diverse urban gardens open for charity all across Scotland.
Greening our urban jungles

Greening our urban jungles

Monday 16 April, 2018
Gardening doesn’t have to been large formal gardens, lots of green space and countryside views. Scotland’s Gardens Scheme is delighted to have so many wonderfully diverse urban gardens open for charity all across Scotland.
Muddy hands and happy children

Muddy hands and happy children

Wednesday 11 April, 2018
Scotland's Gardens Scheme is thrilled to be celebrating VisitScotland's Year of Young People. Many of our garden openings will be hosting children's activities and we are also partnering with the Scottish Storytelling Centre for 'Growing Stories''.
Where to go this May bank holiday weekend?

Where to go this May bank holiday weekend?

Wednesday 11 April, 2018
A glorious bank holiday, and there are so many gardens to explore. Here's a list of what's open on the May bank holiday weekend, it's going to be a fabulous one for garden lovers!
West Leas garden in April

West Leas garden in April

Wednesday 4 April, 2018
Another month has flown by, and what a wild month March has been. We don't know whether we're coming or going, so it's nice to look back at pictures from the garden at West Leas, when April was actually Spring and didn't snow!
Charity Plant sales

Charity Plant sales

Wednesday 4 April, 2018
Who said money can't buy happiness? It can buy plants for your garden!
Spring equinox 2018

Spring equinox 2018

Tuesday 20 March, 2018
When is the spring equinox and what does it mean for our gardens?
International Day of Forests 2018

International Day of Forests 2018

Tuesday 20 March, 2018
What is the International Day of Forests? And how can we get involved?
Where to go this Mother's Day?

Where to go this Mother's Day?

Monday 5 March, 2018
Whether you're looking for a nice place to take your mother or searching for a place to make your mother's day that extra special, we've got something for you. Here are some lovely gardens open for charity this Mother's Day.
National Nest box week

National Nest box week

Friday 16 February, 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.
West Leas, Roxburghshire

West Leas, Roxburghshire

Thursday 1 February, 2018
Follow our blog about the garden at West Leas, Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire. Each month we'll be taking a look at how the garden develops with some lovely pictures from Bernie Gajos.
Did someone say walkies?

Did someone say walkies?

Wednesday 10 January, 2018
200 unique gardens to visit, perfect for you and your favourite four legged friend.
A garden owner's musing on snowdrops

A garden owner's musing on snowdrops

Tuesday 9 January, 2018
Helen Rushton, of Bruckhills Croft,
Autumnal delight - pumpkin bread recipe

Autumnal delight - pumpkin bread recipe

Tuesday 7 November, 2017
This July we're showcasing a the perfect recipe for your Summer berries: Blackcurrant jellies
Dinner party delicacies - Blackcurrant jellies

Dinner party delicacies - Blackcurrant jellies

Saturday 15 July, 2017
This July we're showcasing a the perfect recipe for your Summer berries: Blackcurrant jellies