Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington House

Set in seven acres, Covington House stands within both traditional and formal gardens. Come along and explore them for yourself as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington House

About Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington House

Set in seven acres, Covington House stands within both traditional and formal gardens, including an 18th-century walled garden with potager, fruit cages and alpine garden. A fernery and heather garden can be found within one of two small areas of broadleaved woodland.

Recently, the original glebe lands have been acquired and will be managed as a wildflower meadow, with a delightful, easy meadow walk. Biodiversity is deliberately being allowed to flourish, in part to help the honeybee apiary near the house, but also to encourage moths, bumblebees and butterflies.

A spring visit will be rewarded with a fine display of spring bulbs, particularly tulips. Covington, settled as a feudal estate by King David I, has been an important fortified location since at least the 11th century.

Directions: One mile along Covington Road from Thankerton on the left.

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