Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Old Manse Wild Garden

Featured in the Scotsman and on Border television come and explore Old Manse Wild Garden in Wanlockhead as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Old Manse Wild Garden

About Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Old Manse Wild Garden

Featured in the Scotsman and on Border television. It is recognised that gardening at 1530 feet is not easy but this fascinating garden is exceptional. 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 garden is enjoyed all year round by people and wildlife alike.

Directions: Leave the M74 at Junction 13 follow signs to Abington, through the village signposted Leadhills. From the A76 Sanquar/Thornhill road take the turn near Mennock signposted Wanlockhead. Buses available from Sanquhar and Lanark.

Other details: Not suitable for visitors with limited mobility. Stout shoes recommended. In an area of great interest, the Mining museum in Wanlockhead has a Visitors' mine and Visitors centre.

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