12 Whittingehame Drive (Mike and Gill Craig): A small garden, originally laid out in the early 1900's. Front garden and a small private back garden, re-modelled in 2011 when two patios and raised beds were created. A selection of flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and pots create a colourful palette.
20 Whittingehame Drive (Bob and Connie Simpson): A delightful and intriguing small town garden. Colourful shrubs and flowers include enkianthus, eucrivia, philadelphus, rhododendrons and corsican broom. Shrub and climbing roses include rosa mundi and the apothecary's rose. A herb garden, raised beds, a chamomile seat and an impressive, flourishing fig tree. A breakfast patio with hostas, hanging baskets, window boxes and a green wall with ivy, clematis, honeysuckle and flowering annuals. Look for the novel way to grow a fig tree.
22 Whittingehame Drive (Robert and Helen Jamieson): The garden was laid out in the 1960s by a Beechgrove Garden presenter. A strong structure of garden rooms, some overlapping, prevails. Ericaceous plants abound, poppies and meconopsis feature with about 40 clematis often used in companion planting. Much use is made of pots displaying Asiatic and oriental lilies, alliums, begonias and garlic. A cedar greenhouse contains cacti succulents and grows vegetables, tomatoes and chilies.5 and 5a Whittingehame Drive(Jane & Peter Craig and Jock & Margaret Fleming) The soil is well suited to camellias, magnolias, poppies, heathers and there is extensive herbaceous planting. With a waterfall and small pond surrounded by water loving plants it is an oasis within the West End.
Directions: Take the M8 Junction 17; from A82 (Great Western Road), past Gartnavel Hospital and the next left is Whittingehame Drive.
Saturday 1 June, 2pm - 5pm (2019)
Admission £6.50, children free.
· Vine Trust 30% & Beatson Cancer Charity 30%.