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.

40% 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. 60% 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.

The Gardens Fund of The National Trust for Scotland which aims to preserve, maintain and develop the many remarkable gardens owned by the Trust.

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.

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Upcoming Events at Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

1st April 2021 - 21st September 2021
Helensburgh

As part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme you can visit Glenarn in Rhu, Helensburgh, a complete example of a ten-acre garden which spans from 1850 to the present day!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

1st April 2021 - 30th September 2021
Kirkcaldy

Explore Glassmount House gardens, a densely planted walled garden and surrounding woodland with an A-listed sun dial, Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

20th April 2021 - 22nd July 2021
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: Willowhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

24th April 2021 - 30th August 2021
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: The Tower

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

1st May 2021 - 21st August 2021
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: Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Selected dates between 9th May 2021 - 4th July 2021
Dunbar

Enjoy a visit to Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden, awarded ‘Outstanding’ for every category in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 13th May 2021 - 9th September 2021
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: Lindores House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Lindores House

Selected dates between 23rd May 2021 - 25th July 2021
Newburgh

Enjoy a woodland walk beside the loch and stunning views from the garden of Lindores House!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Selected dates between 30th May 2021 - 27th June 2021
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: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 10th June 2021 - 7th October 2021
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: Backhouse at Rossie Estate

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Backhouse at Rossie Estate

26th June 2021
Cupar

As part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme you can visit Backhouse at Rossie Estate with the longest interrupted rose archway in Scotland and so much more!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Belhaven House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Belhaven House

26th June 2021
Dunbar

Join Mr and Mrs Bruneau as they open their four acres of formal Georgian gardens as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme on 26th June!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longniddry Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longniddry Gardens

27th June 2021
Longniddry

Longniddry is an attractive village with extensive green spaces and outstanding sea views. The gardens offer a wonderful variety of size, layout and planting ensuring something for visitor to enjoy.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Whinhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Whinhill

27th June 2021
Various Locations Fife

Overlooking the Forth and created over 25 years from fields and farm steadings, Whinhill's five-acre garden has a woodland edge with cut paths and huts to explore!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Camptoun House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Camptoun House

3rd July 2021 - 4th July 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Built in the early 1800s, Camptoun House is a Georgian family house surrounded by eight acres of private garden and paddocks with an orchard, kitchen garden, kids play area and a small 'fairy wood.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Symington House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Symington House

4th July 2021
Symington

Explore the traditional walled garden and greenhouses of Symington House saved from dereliction 20 years ago as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme on Sunday 4th July!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Woodbourne House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Woodbourne House

4th July 2021
Lenzie

Come along and explore the landscaped garden of Woodbourne House, Lenzie on Sunday 4th July as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gilston House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gilston House

11th July 2021
Leven

Gilston House has a large garden with mixed borders and mature trees in a beautiful park, walled garden, pond and far reaching views.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gifford Village and Broadwoodside

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gifford Village and Broadwoodside

11th July 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Enjoy a day out as you visit the various gardens of Gifford Village and Broadwoodside in East Lothian on 11th July!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Viewpark Gardens and Allotments

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Viewpark Gardens and Allotments

11th July 2021
Uddingston

Explore the thriving community of contemporary allotments, each with its own character, at Viewpark Gardens and Allotments as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Whitewin House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Whitewin House

Selected dates between 17th July 2021 - 15th August 2021
Girvan

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!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington House

18th July 2021
Various Locations Lanarkshire

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!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 2 Pentland Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 2 Pentland Crescent

18th July 2021
Edinburgh South

Visit 2 Pentland Crescent on 18th July with its colourful urban garden containing a wide variety of shrubs and herbaceous planting!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gardens of Fenwick

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gardens of Fenwick

24th July 2021 - 25th July 2021
Fenwick

Six private gardens in Fenwick will throw open their doors for the public to explore on the 24th & 25th July as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2021!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Biggar’s Gardens

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

25th July 2021
Biggar

For the first time, Scotland's Garden Scheme visitors have the opportunity to visit some of the gardens of the historic town of Biggar!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Ault Wharrie

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Ault Wharrie

25th July 2021
Dunblane

Enjoy a visit to Ault Wharrie, formerly the Masonic Home in Dunblane, on 25th July. The extensive grounds have been redesigned and replanted over the last five years.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craigentinny Telferton Allotments

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craigentinny Telferton Allotments

25th July 2021
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: Strathbungo Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Strathbungo Garden

25th July 2021
Glasgow South Side

Explore this hidden walled terrace garden which marks the historical boundary to Strathbungo on Sunday 25th July as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2021!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Greywalls

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Greywalls

31st July 2021
Gullane

Explore the six-acre formal garden attributed to Gertrude Jekyll, surrounding Greywalls Hotel, with stunning views over East Lothian and the Forth!
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