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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Visitor Numbers Grow at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh attracts its biggest numbers since the 1930s The opportunity to see new, unusual plantings from around the world and fine weather during spring last year helped to attract over one million visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and its three Regional Gardens. In 2017, the flagship Edinburgh Garden attracted […]

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Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that 2 of our members have won an award at the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2017 on Friday 3 November. Dan Rose-Bristow – The Torridon Hotel: We are very proud to have won Most Hospitable Hotel at the HITA 2017 on Friday last week. Great for the Torridon team […]

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The winner of our Chelsea Flower Show prize draw

We received hundreds of entries for our prize draw at the Chelsea Flower Show and the lucky winner has been found. Congratulations to Sylvia Daw of Alfriston in East Sussex who wins a garden holiday in Scotland courtesy of Brightwater Holidays.  You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy first class horticultural holidays. With […]

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Scotland makes its mark at Chelsea

Flower show to bring Scotland’s gardens into bloom  For the first time, Discover Scottish Gardens, Scotland’s recently formed national garden tourism organisation, will exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May), representing Scotland’s magnificent collection of gardens, nurseries and garden related businesses. The tourism group launched in 2015 with the help of […]

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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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