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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Scotland’s first Tree Festival takes root

The wonderfully diverse world of trees is about to be celebrated for the first time, as the inaugural Scottish Tree Festival launches this month. Organised by national garden tourism groupDiscover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the Festival will run from 29 September to 2 December. Over 70 tree events will take place across the […]

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Logan’s “Filo Pastry Tree” in running for top title

A tree growing at Logan Botanic Garden, near Stranraer, and nicknamed the “Filo Pastry Tree’’ because of its amazing peeling bark, has just won through to the final of a top competition. It was a casual remark by a Stranraer Academy pupil that led to one of the Garden’s most unusual specimens, the Polylepis australis, […]

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden Launches Campaign to Urge Florists to Buy Local

Scottish Walled Garden Launches Campaign to Urge Florists to Buy Local Gordon Castle Walled Garden in Fochabers has launched its #flowersforthefuture campaign to encourage Scottish florists to buy from local flower growers. Britain may be passionate about the seasonality and the locality of its food but when it comes to flowers, the majority don’t bat […]

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Discover a garden near you

Our brand-new map of Scotland has launched to help you discover the beautiful and varied gardens this country has to offer. Be inspired by Scotland’s breathtaking scenery and learn more about our diverse climate and plant collections that thrive here as you embark on your garden journey. From the Highlands in the north to the […]

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The glory of gardening – Kilbryde Castle

Kilbryde Castle hosting Discover Scottish Gardens AGM 26 September 2018. “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” Alfred Austin, Author. Most gardening enthusiasts will relate to this passion shared by our former Poet […]

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Scotland in bloom as Rhododendron Festival returns

The wonderfully diverse world of the rhododendron is about to be celebrated with the Scottish Rhododendron Festival which returns for its fourth year. Flowering across the country from 1 April to 31 May 2018, the Festival comprises of more than 90 events displaying swathes of colour in gardens, estates and woodlands nationwide. Thirty-one new venues […]

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A snowdrop love affair: how it all began

By Helen Rushton of Bruckhills Croft, Aberdeenshire At Bruckhills Croft in Aberdeenshire, you won’t find acres of common snowdrops nodding romantically in the breeze, but you may find snowdrops you have never come across before. We have been collecting snowdrops for quite a few years now; it all began when we found a patch of […]

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Scottish Snowdrop Festival Set To Brighten Up The New Year

The snowdrop is the symbol of resilience during the dark days of winter and this year more than ever before the annual Scottish Snowdrop Festival holds out hope of better times ahead. This year the Festival, which is organised by Discover Scottish Gardens, will run from 25 January to 11 March. With Scotland hosting dozens […]

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