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.

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: 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: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 22nd April 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: 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: South Flisk

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

Selected dates between 25th April 2021 - 23rd May 2021
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: Newliston

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

1st May 2021 - 4th June 2021
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: 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: Highwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Highwood

9th May 2021
Kilmacolm

Enjoy a beautiful woodland walk around 50 acres of native bluebells, primroses and wild garlic when Highwood near Kilmacolm opens it's doors as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!
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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: Greentree

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Greentree

9th May 2021
Edinburgh South

Greentree garden was started 33 years ago and is on two levels. Inspired by a visit to Japan, the Owner has also created a little Japanese garden at the back of the house.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens of Glenlockhart Valley

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens of Glenlockhart Valley

9th May 2021
Edinburgh South

Spend an afternoon enjoying the five suburban gardens of Glenlockhart Valley! All are very different and have been in development for up to forty years, often on steep contours.
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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: Redcroft

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Redcroft

15th May 2021 - 16th May 2021
Edinburgh West

An attractive Arts and Crafts house, Redcroft is a mature walled garden with a variety of different features and habitats.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 18 Duchess Park with High Glenan and Westburn

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 18 Duchess Park with High Glenan and Westburn

16th May 2021
Helensburgh

Spend an afternoon exploring three of Helensburgh's beautiful private gardens on Sunday 16th May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Wraes

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Wraes

16th May 2021
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: 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

22nd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
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: Straiton Farmhouse

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Straiton Farmhouse

Selected dates between 23rd May 2021 - 13th June 2021
Various Locations Fife

Straiton Farmhouse offers a profusion of cottage garden favourites - including poppies, foxgloves, lupins - together with unusual and varied herbaceous and tree peonies.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Ross Priory

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Ross Priory

23rd May 2021
Gartocharn

Explore the beautiful grounds of Ross Priory complete with glorious views over Loch Lomond on Sunday 23rd May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

23rd May 2021
Dunblane

Come and explore Kilbride Castle gardens on Sunday 23rd May! 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: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

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

23rd May 2021
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: 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: Kirklands

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kirklands

23rd May 2021
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: Rivaldsgreen House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Rivaldsgreen House

29th May 2021
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: Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021
Edinburgh South

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilsyth Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilsyth Gardens

30th May 2021
Kilsyth

Explore the neighbouring private gardens of Aeolia and Blackmill in Kilsyth on Sunday 30th May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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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
Various Locations Fife

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: Carruth

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Carruth

30th May 2021
Bridge of Weir

Explore 20 acres of long-established rhododendrons, woodland with good bluebells, young arboretum and lawn gardens when private garden Carruth opens its doors as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shrubhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shrubhill

30th May 2021
Dunblane

Explore two acres of mixed, informal planting of some unusual rhododendrons, azaleas, specimen trees and other shrubs at Shrubhill!
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Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Highwood
Enjoy a beautiful woodland walk around 50 acres of native bluebells, primroses and wild garlic when Highwood near Kilmacolm opens it's doors as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!
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See TTF plus some of Europe's biggest acts all under one roof at intu Braehead Arena on Saturday 29th May as they celebrate their 30th anniversary!
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Kilmacolm Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday each month in the Village Square, featuring a great selection of local Scottish produce!
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