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Celebrating Scotland’s Gardens Online

The Scottish Summer Garden Festival is going ahead as a virtual event following a decision by organisers, Discover Scottish Gardens, that restricted travel is no reason for garden lovers to miss out on the glory of the season in full bloom. The on-line spectacle will run from Saturday, 13 June until Saturday, 15 August and […]

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh creates Virtual Spring

While much of the world is in lockdown, a broad invitation is being extended to everyone facing home isolation and other restrictions to experience some of the joys of the season, as the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) welcomes all to join its Virtual Spring, full of colour and activity. New online films, images of […]

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Snowdrop Festival blossoms around Scotland for 2020

Winter will soon give way to spring and snowdrops will bloom across Scotland, carpeting the country with this popular flowering plant. From 25 January to 11 March, 35 of Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands, and estates will open their doors for the 14th year of this beloved festival. Properties including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; Attadale […]

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh celebrates its 350th year!

As it marks its 350th year, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh highlights urgent need to protect the world’s plants The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will mark its 350th anniversary by undertaking a year-long programme of events and activities to celebrate its historic collections, its national and international achievements and to highlight the growing need to […]

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Scottish Tree Festival 2019

Wood you believe it… The Scottish Tree Festival is back Over 70 events taking place at Scotland’s glorious gardens Celebrating Scotland’s autumn colour and abundance of trees Some of Scotland’s most beautiful and unusual trees will be celebrated once again this year as the Scottish Tree Festival returns for its second year. Organised by national […]

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DSG Updates: Trees, Winners and Meetings

Trees: The Tree Festival will run from 28 September to 1 December so keep your eyes out for more information on all the exciting events around the Tree Festival and our members taking part in the festivities. Winners: Cringletie House and Hotel provided a fantastic opportunity for one lucky DSG fan to win a night […]

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Rhododendrons bloom early in warmer weather

Scottish Rhododendron Festival set to be in full flower This year’s Scottish Rhododendron Festival is geared up to be vibrant from day one, as many of these wonderful plants are already in full bloom because of the recent warmer temperatures. The festival, which takes place from 1 April to 31 May, comprises more than 50 […]

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Blooming Marvellous! £37K boost for national garden tourism group

Scotland’s garden tourism industry is set to bloom further as £37,000 funding has been awarded to national garden tourism group, Discover Scottish Gardens, to build on its success. The group, which was launched in 2015 with Growth funding from VisitScotland, has been awarded the grant to help boost its member network of gardens and businesses […]

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The magic of snowdrops returns to Scotland

Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019 blossoms from this weekend Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands and estates are set to open their gates for the 13thyear of the country’s most popular flower festival. Signaling the end of winter and the promise of spring, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from 25 […]

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Island Gardens – havens of beauty around the British Isles

ISLAND GARDENS HAVENS OF BEAUTY AROUND THE BRITISH ISLES Jackie Bennett Photography by Richard Hanson White Lion Publishing | September 2018 £25.00 | Hardback The British Isles consists of more than 6,000 islands scattered around the main islands of Britain and Ireland. More than 100 of these British off-shore islands are inhabited – and where […]

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Celebrating Scotland’s Gardens Online

The Scottish Summer Garden Festival is going ahead as a virtual event following a decision by organisers, Discover Scottish Gardens, that restricted travel is no reason for garden lovers to miss out on the glory of the season in full bloom. The on-line spectacle will run from Saturday, 13 June until Saturday, 15 August and […]

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