Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stenton Village

The Open Gardens include a mix of walled cottage gardens of various sizes and are managed intensively to provide year-round colour, interest and produce.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stenton Village

About Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stenton Village

Stenton (Stane Toon), with its ancient cottages of pink-purple hued sandstone and orange pantile roofs set around three village greens, has been awarded Outstanding Conservation status. The Neo-Gothic parish church designed by William Burn presides over the ruins of a 16th century tower and 17th and 18th century monuments in the kirkyard. There is a thriving horticultural society which holds a biennial horticultural show. The Open Gardens include a mix of walled cottage gardens of various sizes. Many are divided into garden-rooms with lush planting, garden ornaments, wild flower areas, ponds, seating areas, vegetable and fruit cultivation and much more. The gardens are managed intensively to provide year-round colour, interest and produce.

Directions: Follow signs from the A199/A1. There is a local bus run twice daily from Dunbar, information on www.eveinfo.co.uk. Parking, teas and toilet facilities are available at the Village Hall.

Other details: Stenton Village Hall will be open for its renowned teas.



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