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: 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: 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: The Carriage House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Carriage House

12th June 2021 - 13th June 2021
Dalry

As part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme, explore the grounds of The Carriage House in Dalry which has been designed by the owners to provide colour and interest all year round!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th June 2021 - 19th June 2021
Edinburgh South

89 Ravenscroft Street is a large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gartmore Village

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gartmore Village

13th June 2021
Aberfoyle

Enjoy a vist to Gartmore Village with several attractive and interesting medium and small gardens open in and around this beautiful peaceful village with splendid views!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 14 East Brighton Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 14 East Brighton Crescent

13th June 2021
Portobello

Enjoy a visit to 14 East Brighton Crescent with roughly two-thirds of an acre suburban garden, developed over 35 years!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: High Mathernock Farm

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: High Mathernock Farm

13th June 2021
Kilmacolm

High Mathernock Farm near Kilmacolm will once again open their doors as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, new for 2021 is a herbalist's garden and areas planted for perfume and to attract bees!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Eskbank Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Eskbank Village Gardens

13th June 2021
Dalkeith

Explore Eskbank Village Gardens with a range of varied gardens, large and small as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadowhead

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadowhead

13th June 2021
Dolphinton

Enjoy exploring the eleven-and-a-half-acre garden of Meadowhead in the village of Dolphinton when the owners open the doors for Scotland's Gardens Scheme 2021!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Good Life Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Good Life Garden

13th June 2021
Cambuslang

Come and explore 'The Good Life Garden' on Sunday 13th June when owners Paul and Sheona Brightey open it to the public as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Balcarres

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Balcarres

13th June 2021
Various Locations Fife

Balcarres House has been owned by the Lindsay family since the late 16th century and each generation has made their mark on the house and gardens.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: St Andrews Botanic Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: St Andrews Botanic Garden

19th June 2021 - 20th June 2021
St Andrews

Originally a small garden, St Andrews Botanic Garden now covers 18.5 acres and provides a wonderful space in which to relax and enjoy its beauty and atmosphere.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 46 South Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 46 South Street

20th June 2021
St Andrews

46 South Street is a renowned town garden in medieval long rig, with orchard underplanted with wildflowers and bulbs. It's an historic and unique feature in St Andrews!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

20th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The secret garden of Meadow Place is a walled garden of a Georgian house that was built in 1816 and planted with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous flowers.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

20th June 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Not to be missed - an even wider variety of horticultural creations than last year bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Hidden Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Hidden Gardens

20th June 2021

The Hidden Gardens offer a calm, green space where you can relax away from the busy city streets... come along and explore them on Sunday 20th June as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme 2021!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Barnweil Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Barnweil Garden

20th June 2021
Kilmarnock

Barnweil Garden near Kilmarnock has been in development for 50 years, come and explore the grounds as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2021!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 4 Cairndhu Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 4 Cairndhu Gardens

20th June 2021
Helensburgh

Join Kathleen Murray as she opens her garden in Helensburgh as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme on 20th June, the open day will include a large plant sale, including locally grown plants!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden

22nd June 2021 - 23rd June 2021

Located in Linwood High School, come and explore the raised beds, orchard, greenhouse and presentation area of the Craig Hepburn Memorial Garden as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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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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