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.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Scotlands Gardens Scheme are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

1st March 2022 - 30th September 2022
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: Auchtertool House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Auchtertool House

Selected dates between 6th March 2022 - 29th May 2022
Kirkcaldy

Auchtertool House have gardens covering three acres and the south-facing lawn gives views towards the Firth of Forth and East Lothian.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

1st April 2022 - 22nd May 2022
Cupar

The spectacular views over Fife to Perthshire and Angus and the large flooded quarry full of fish, planted with impressive marginals, make the garden at South Flisk very special in the area.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

1st April 2022 - 30th September 2022
Various Locations Fife

Set on a hill, this one-acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kirklands

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kirklands

1st April 2022 - 30th September 2022
Various Locations Fife

Kirklands, built in 1832, has a walled garden, terraces, woodland garden and over the bridge there is 20 acres of woodland with a pathway by the burn.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 14th April 2022 - 8th September 2022
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: A Blackbird Sings

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: A Blackbird Sings

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 17th September 2022
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: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

21st April 2022 - 21st July 2022
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: 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

23rd April 2022 - 28th October 2022
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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

23rd April 2022 - 29th August 2022
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: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Selected dates between 24th April 2022 - 11th December 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

1st May 2022 - 4th June 2022
Edinburgh West

Take a walk round Newliston, a well preserved 18th-century parkland/designed landscape rather than a garden as such, full of mature rhododendrons and azaleas, fine vistas and allees of trees!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

Selected dates between 12th May 2022 - 11th August 2022
Various Locations East Lothian

A large, formal lily pond now forms the focal point in front of the house. There is a large pond, another lily pond and a woodland garden with a burn running through.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 12th May 2022 - 11th August 2022
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: Ross Priory

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Ross Priory

22nd May 2022
Gartocharn

Explore the beautiful grounds of Ross Priory complete with glorious views over Loch Lomond on Sunday 22nd May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Heart of Scotstoun Community Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Heart of Scotstoun Community Gardens

22nd May 2022

Come and explore Heart of Scotstoun Community Garden which has been developed into an outdoor space open to the Scotstoun community to enjoy tranquil and beautiful surroundings!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathkinness Community Garden and Orchard

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathkinness Community Garden and Orchard

22nd May 2022
St Andrews

This two-acre garden was established in 2011 and consists of the Primary School garden, small allotment plots, a polytunnel, a 50 tree orchard and more..
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Blebo Craigs Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Blebo Craigs Village Gardens

22nd May 2022
Cupar

Take a walk round a selection of cottage gardens in the charming, rural village of Biebo Craigs!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilsyth Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilsyth Gardens

29th May 2022
Kilsyth

Explore the neighbouring private gardens of Aeolia and Blackmill in Kilsyth on Sunday 29th May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Congalton House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Congalton House

29th May 2022
North Berwick

The garden at Congalton House is an attractive family garden with a wide variety of plants and good colour throughout the summer months.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Fairnielaw

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Fairnielaw

Selected dates between 29th May 2022 - 18th September 2022
North Berwick

Visit Fairnielaw with its mixture of both formal and wild areas with beautiful views towards Traprain Law and the Garleton Hills at the highest point!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Selected dates between 29th May 2022 - 3rd July 2022
Leuchars

This extensive, exquisitely designed garden, perfectly complements Earlshall Castle, restored by Sir Robert Lorimer in the 1890s.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bridge of Allan Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bridge of Allan Gardens

29th May 2022
Bridge of Allan

Enjoy a mixture of garden sizes with a wide variety of shrubs, specimen trees, herbaceous borders, late flowering bulbs and some vegetable gardens. Also some interesting sculptures and water features.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gardener’s Cottage

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gardener’s Cottage

Selected dates between 1st June 2022 - 28th July 2022
Dunfermline

Gardener's Cottage was originally part of the Craigflower Estate and what remains of the original botanical collection is maintained by the current owners.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dean Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dean Gardens

5th June 2022
Edinburgh West

Founded in the 1860s by local residents, the Dean Gardens contain part of the great structure of the Dean Bridge, a Thomas Telford masterpiece of 1835.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Geilston Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Geilston Garden

5th June 2022

Explore the walled garden, tranquil woodland and working kitchen garden at Geilston as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2022!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dirleton Village

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dirleton Village

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022
Dirleton

Dirleton is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s prettiest conservation villages. The gardens can all be visited on a single ticket which will also admit you to the castle gardens.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broomieknowe Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broomieknowe Gardens

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022
Lasswade

Several charming and individual gardens are to be found in the Broomieknowe Conservation Area of Lasswade. They all differ in size and design, yet are complementary in style.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Good Life Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Good Life Garden

12th June 2022
Cambuslang

Come and explore 'The Good Life Garden' on Sunday 12th June when owners Paul and Sheona Brightey open it to the public as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pittenweem: Gardens in the Burgh

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pittenweem: Gardens in the Burgh

12th June 2022
Pittenweem

Visit Pittenweem and enjoy an inspiring variety of gardens, many tucked away behind houses and garden walls!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Wraes

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Wraes

12th June 2022
Houston

Explore this tranquil seven-acre garden near Houston which has far-reaching rural views as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Rivaldsgreen House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Rivaldsgreen House

12th June 2022
Linlithgow

Come and visit Rivaldsgreen House in Linlithgow with its mature two-acre garden with mixed herbaceous, rose and tree planting!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th June 2022 - 19th June 2022
Edinburgh South

89 Ravenscroft Street is a large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dundonald Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dundonald Village Gardens

18th June 2022
Dundonald

The Gardeners of Dundonald invite you to explore a selection of private gardens that will be open to the public on Saturday 18th June as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveresk Village

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveresk Village

18th June 2022 - 19th June 2022
Musselburgh

The village gardens are open over two days for the first time and enthusiasts can visit on both days if they retain their village map and a sticky badge.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 4 Cairndhu Gardens Plant Sale

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 4 Cairndhu Gardens Plant Sale

19th June 2022
Helensburgh

Join Kathleen Murray as she opens her garden in Helensburgh as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme on Sunday 19th June for a large plant sale, including locally grown plants!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens Of Milton Of Campsie

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens Of Milton Of Campsie

19th June 2022
Milton of Campsie

Several private gardens as well as the Community Garden in Milton Of Campsie will open their doors to the public on Sunday 19th June as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme 2022!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

19th June 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The secret garden of Meadow Place is a walled garden of a Georgian house that was built in 1816 and planted with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous flowers.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Barnweil Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Barnweil Garden

19th June 2022
Kilmarnock

Barnweil Garden near Kilmarnock has been in development for 50 years, come and explore the grounds as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2022!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dippoolbank Cottage

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dippoolbank Cottage

19th June 2022
Carnwath

Explore the grounds of Dippoolbank Cottage, between Forth and Carnwath, when it opens to the public on Sunday 19th June as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

22nd June 2022 - 23rd June 2022

Located in Linwood High School, come and explore the raised beds, orchard, greenhouse and presentation area of the Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bonnington House by Jupiter Artland

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bonnington House by Jupiter Artland

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Wilkieston

The gardens at Bonnington House were designed by Nicky Wilson and Arabella Lennox-Boyd, comprising a parterre, laburnum arch, labyrinth, terrace gardens, a lawn tennis court and swimming pool.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 19 Gardiner Road

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 19 Gardiner Road

25th June 2022
Edinburgh West

19 Gardiner Road is a newly designed (and surprisingly large) south-facing garden which had been neglected for some years.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gullane House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gullane House

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Gullane

Gullane House is a traditional walled garden of three acres including a lily pond, a rose and lavender garden, a selection of fruit trees and magnificent, mature trees thoughout the garden.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Underwood Lodge

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Underwood Lodge

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Kilmarnock

Underwood Lodge has a secluded garden surrounded by farmland and woodland which give some protection and adds to the ambience, explore it on 25th & 26th June as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 5 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 5 Greenbank Crescent

26th June 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

5 Greenbank Crescent is a newly designed, sloping terraced garden with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentlands.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Boarhills Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Boarhills Village Gardens

26th June 2022
St Andrews

Don't miss an opportunity to stroll around this delightful Boarhills Village with its varied group of gardens as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Selected dates between 26th June 2022 - 7th August 2022
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: Newburgh - Hidden Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newburgh - Hidden Gardens

26th June 2022
Newburgh

Hidden behind the 18th-century facades of Newburgh High Street lie a jumble of wonderful old gardens, some of them dating back centuries.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathbungo Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathbungo Garden

26th June 2022
Glasgow South Side

Explore this hidden walled terrace garden which marks the historical boundary to Strathbungo on Sunday 26th June as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2022!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

26th June 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Not to be missed - A fascinating variety of horticulture creations bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Lindsaylands

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Lindsaylands

26th June 2022
Biggar

Explore herbaceous borders, a beautiful Nepeta walkway, a working kitchen garden, greenhouses and woodland walks at Lindsaylands as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Balcarres

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Balcarres

26th June 2022
Various Locations Fife

Balcarres House has been owned by the Lindsay family since the late 16th century and each generation has made their mark on the house and gardens.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Little Sparta

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Little Sparta

Selected dates between 28th June 2022 - 6th September 2022

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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