|21st Aug 2021 to 22nd Aug 2021|
|Midday - 5pm|
|£5 / children free|
|Event organiser/part of Scotlands Gardens Scheme|
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Gardening in the highest villages in Scotland, at around 1500 feet, has its challenges, especially cold winds which burn much in their path. The growing season is short and the soil poor. Despite all this, our gardeners have created two delightful gardens: an ecological garden of 'rooms' dedicated to wildlife and a miniature village garden. The villages also boast the world's first working mans' library instituted in 1741.
Old Manse Wild Garden (NEW) Old Manse, Wanlockhead, Biggar ML12 6UR (Callum Gough): Extending to about one acre, it is divided into many intriguing and sometimes quirky rooms, each one very different from the next and hugely biodiverse. The owner has an interest in permaculture and the garden is dedicated to providing habitats for wildlife (the entire ecosystem for some species), in particular amphibians and all types of insects including butterflies and bees. The butterfly garden should not be missed.
Teddywood Bear Village (NEW) 104, Main Street, Leadhills ML12 6XR (Lee Gilmore): A quirky hillside garden featuring the homes of the Leadhills bears, paying homage to the many famous sons of Leadhills. This miniature village has been cleverly designed to incorporate paths, flowers and natural hillside mosses to great effect.
Directions: Leave M74 at Junction 13 and follow signs to Abington, through the village signposted Leadhills. From Sanquhar/Thornhill on A76 take turn near Mennock signposted Wanlockhead. Buses available from Sanquhar and Lanark.
Other details: These gardens are not suitable for people with limited mobility. Stout shoes recommended. The Mining Museum in Wanlockhead has a visitors' mine and Visitor Centre.
Explore Glassmount House gardens, a densely planted walled garden and surrounding woodland with an A-listed sun dial, Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot.
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.
Explore the grounds of Inveraray Castle, which are full of rhododendrons and azaleas, as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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!
Whitewin House stands in one acre of formal Victorian gardens, rockeries and beautiful scalloped lawns, come along and explore the grounds for yourself as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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.
Come and explore 'The Good Life Garden' on Sunday 15th August when owners Paul and Sheona Brightey open it to the public as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
On Sunday 15th August, four private gardens in the village of Kilmaurs will open their doors as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
Horatio's Garden Glasgow, designed by acclaimed garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair, will be open to the public on Sunday 22nd August as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme!
Gartnavel Royal's hidden walled garden is cared for by a group of loyal volunteers and is an oasis of calm for patients, staff and visitors! Come along and explore for yourself on August 29th!