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Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

About Scotlands Gardens Scheme

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Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland to the public.

60% of the funds raised at each garden opening are given to the charity chosen by the garden owner. Over 200 large and small charities benefit annually in this manner. 40% net of the funds raised are distributed to the charities supported by Scotland's Gardens which are:

The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland which provides support for the professional development of community and primary nurses and the welfare of retired Queen's Nurses.

Perennial, The Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society which is the only charity dedicated to helping Scottish horticulturists in need.

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres which help anyone affected by cancer through programmes of support designed to give people the tools they need to cope with the major upheaval cancer causes in their lives.

Upcoming Events at Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

1st February 2024 - 30th September 2024
Dunblane

Come and explore Kilbride Castle gardens! They cover some 12 acres and are situated above the Ardoch Burn and below the castle.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

6th February 2024 - 25th July 2024
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 20th March 2024 - 2nd October 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Come and visit Humbie Dean, a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kirklands Garden

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Dunfermline

Enjoy a day out at Kirklands, built in 1832, it has been the Hart family home for 45 years!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Edinburgh South

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

3rd April 2024 - 25th September 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

The garden at Stobshiel House is effectively split into four main parts and The extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees offer a fantastic backdrop during all seasons.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: A Blackbird Sings

Selected dates between 13th April 2024 - 17th August 2024
Longniddry

This long garden in a corner site of Glassel Park Estate is planted mostly by plant type with water features and an unheated conservatory contains cacti and insectivorous plants.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

27th April 2024 - 31st August 2024
Newport On Tay

Willowhill is an evolving three-acre garden with a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations for effect all season.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

28th April 2024 - 31st July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

101 Greenbank Crescent hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site, with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills.

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Scotlands Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Thorntree

1st May 2024 - 1st September 2024
Kippen

Thorntree is an inspiring garden to visit at any time of the year. From the garden you can see panoramic views from Ben Lomond to Doune.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 18 Buchany

Selected dates between 12th May 2024 - 21st July 2024
Doune

18 Buchany is a cottage garden with perennial and fruit tree borders, along with raised beds for vegetables.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 15th May 2024 - 14th August 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pitlochie House

Selected dates between 26th May 2024 - 1st September 2024
Cupar

This established garden has year-round interest. A restoration project with quirky features, characters and surprises!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Selected dates between 16th June 2024 - 4th August 2024
Whitburn

Claremont is an eclectic garden created over the past 18 years. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio and a few interesting trees including a grand monkey puzzle.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Little Sparta

Selected dates between 25th June 2024 - 3rd September 2024

Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay's greatest work of art. Come and explore the grounds as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craigentinny Telferton Allotments

21st July 2024
Portobello

Come and enjoy tea, home baking and a chat with our friendly plot-holders at this independent allotment site is a tranquil and charming space, hidden away in a built-up area!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: SWG3 Community Garden

21st July 2024

Derelict land transformed into a thriving garden with community allotments, beehives & indigenous trees... discover SWG3's green oasis as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathbungo Garden

28th July 2024
Glasgow South Side

Explore this hidden walled terrace garden which marks the historical boundary to Strathbungo on Sunday 28th July as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 39 Nantwich Drive

3rd August 2024
Edinburgh East

39 Nantwich Drive is a large friendly garden, run on organic principles. It includes a mini orchard, pond, mixed borders, greenhouse and a secret garden.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

4th August 2024
Biggar

Explore the redesigned and planted 200-year-old walled garden at Quothquan as part of this year's Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 77 Kirk Brae

4th August 2024
Edinburgh South

77 Kirk Brae features a mix of mature and younger trees, herbaceous beds and borders, a vegetable patch, lawn, a 19th century cast iron vinery, an old monkey puzzle, pond and a patio.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobwood Cottage Garden

10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024
Forth

A four-times winner of West Lothian Gardener of the year, Jamie invites you to Stobwood Cottage. In just four years he has established a hugely impressive garden in the South Lanarkshire countryside!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens at Archerfield Walled Garden

11th August 2024

Our walled gardens, developed over the last 8 years, comprise a series of themed spaces designed to provide year-round interest.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: North Newton Farm

11th August 2024
Kilmacolm

In six years, the new owners have transformed North Newton Farm garden! Come and explore the grounds for yourself as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Amisfield Walled Garden

24th August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Haddington

Amisfield Walled Garden is a large 18th-century walled garden, abandoned for many years until around 15 years ago and since transformed.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bannockburn House Gardens

25th August 2024

Bannockburn House, an A-listed mansion built in 1675 by Sir Hugh Paterson, now sits in 26 acres of woodland and gardens.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Horatio’s Garden

1st September 2024

Horatio's Garden Glasgow, designed by acclaimed garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair, will be open to the public on Sunday 1st September as part of Scotland's Garden Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 12 Chatelherault Avenue (A Soiree in September)

14th September 2024
Cambuslang

Unwind with wine and music in a stunning garden brimming with edibles, flowers & unique delights as the owners of 12 Chatelherault Avenue open their doors for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Greenhead Farmhouse

15th September 2024
Glenrothes

Visit Greenhead Farmhouse with it's south-facing garden combining a sense of formality in its symmetrical layout, with an informal look of mixed herbaceous and shrub borders.

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