Yesterday was Scotland’s Garden Scheme’s biggest garden opening event of the year – The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack, near Dumfries. It’s a private garden and only opens one day a year via SGS and tickets were sold out a few weeks ago. Continue reading The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Open Day
Sadly, I’ll not be able to make this as I’ll be up running The Road to the Isles half marathon in Arisaig, however, it looks like a lovely day out in a beautiful part of Scotland. Continue reading Lanark FlowerFest 10th – 12th May
Threave has been on my ‘to visit’ list for a few years, ever since one of my gardening club friends told me about it – it’s the National Trust’s Training Centre for future Professional Gardeners and is home to the School of Heritage Gardening. Continue reading Garden Bagging – Threave
Ever since I read Seeds of Blood and Beauty, a fascinating book about the preeminence of the early Scottish plant hunters, not to mention an abundance of untimely and sometimes intriguing deaths, I’ve been fascinated by these early pioneers of horticulture. Continue reading The Explorer’s Garden in Pitlochry
Anyone know of any Scottish-based community groups who might benefit from a visit to one of our gardens…? Continue reading Looking for Community Groups who’d Like to Visit a Garden…
So, as part of my new job at Scotland’s Garden Scheme, I’ve decided that I’m going to try and ‘bag’ all the gardens – with over 500 open in any one year (some opening every other year), this could take me some time but at least I’ll now have plenty of opportunity. Continue reading 101 Greenbank Crescent
So, I’ve been a little quiet recently, but, I have some REALLY exciting news to share – I’ve got a new job and it couldn’t be more up my street! I’m the new marketing Manager for Scotland’s Garden Scheme (SGS), a charity that promotes health and well-being through opening gardens across Scotland to raise money for over 200 charities. Continue reading New (dream) Job – and it’s gardening-related!
We’re back in business – no more shame eggs for us!
Time to start thinking about increasing our flock again now that the weather’s getting better too – thinking green, dark brown, speckled or white would all be good colours…