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Drumelzier Old Manse – Open Day

On Sunday afternoon I was helping out at the Scotland’s Garden Scheme open day at Drumelzier Old Manse – I’d been excited about this one for quite a while as I’d seen photographs and knew it promised to be quite special. Continue reading Drumelzier Old Manse – Open Day

8 Halmyre Mains – Charity Open Day

A couple of weeks ago I helped out at the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme charity open day at Halmyre Mains. The garden is situated between Romano bridge, West Linton and La Mancha just on the edge of the Scottish Borders and they have been opening for SGS for a number of years. Continue reading 8 Halmyre Mains – Charity Open Day

Dunninald Castle

The rain showed no sign of abating but we were not to be deterred from our mission. Following Pitmuies, we headed along to Dunninald Castle, where not only did we get a brief period of light drizzle, we were also treated to a guided tour by owner Mary AND she gave us lunch #winning! Continue reading Dunninald Castle

The Herbalist’s Garden in Angus

Disclaimer – this is actually my boss’s garden and I’ve been dying to visit after seeing it in a recent press article. Handily, our recent tour around Scotland made it the perfect place to pitch camp so we got to have a good look around. Continue reading The Herbalist’s Garden in Angus

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Open Day

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

Garden Open Day on The New Hall Estate

Here’s another lovely event – an open day on the New Hall Estate. Being neighbours we often walk through the grounds with Cosmo – it’s beautiful! I’ve been longing to see inside the walled garden – so this weekend is my chance! 

I’m also looking forward to seeing the lovely Daniel Killeen’s exhibition of his artwork (paintings of Coast, Loch & Forest, from Shetland to New Hall) in Old Cottage on the estate.

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