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The ‘Grow Your Own’ trend takes hold across Scottish gardens and households

Edible gardening projects have been springing up in gardens all over Scotland this summer. The rise of community cooperatives, small scale vegetable exchanges and public allotment schemes is continuing to fuel the ‘grow your own’ movement in Scotland. From window boxes and crop containers to allotments and private gardens, plant enthusiasts are increasingly challenging themselves […]

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Argyll’s Rhododendron Festival extends across Scottish Gardens

Argyll’s Rhododendron Festival, which enjoyed a successful first year in 2015, is this year being extended around the whole of the country by Discover Scottish Gardens, Scotland’s garden tourism organisation. The Rhododendron Festival (1 April – 31 May) was launched by the Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute (GGAB) with the aim of encouraging local audiences […]

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Seasonal double take at Scotland’s gardens

Lack of frost has meant Scotland’s gardens are off to a blooming start this Spring Mild winter conditions and a lack of frost has seen gardens across Scotland bursting into bloom earlier than expected to welcome visitors with stunning displays of snowdrops, crocuses and early rhododendrons. Members of Discover Scottish Gardens, a garden network that […]

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Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2016 begins

The popular Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns to gardens throughout Scotland from 30 January to 13th March 2016, as thousands of beautiful snowdrops appear across various Scottish venues to create stunning displays which hint at the approach of spring. A range of almost 60 gardens across Scotland will showcase their snowdrops in walled gardens, historic castles, […]

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East Lothian Doctor set for a week’s holiday at Attadale Estate in the Highlands

East Lothian Doctor set for a week’s holiday at Attadale Estate in the Highlands  The lucky winner of our recent competition to win a week of Horticultural Heaven at Attadale Estate, is Dr Jennifer Nisbet from Gullane in East Lothian. Congratulations Jennifer! Staying at one of Attadale’s cosy and well-appointed cottages such as the East Bothy, […]

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The Handmade Christmas effect takes hold across Scotland’s gardens

Scotland’s gardens swamped with interest for traditional crafts With Kirsty Allsopp back on the TV sharing her ideas for a ‘Handmade Christmas’, Scottish gardens’ arts and crafts events have seen a surge of interest as garden lovers and nature enthusiasts flock to crafty workshops to learn to create their own wreaths, sprays and festive decorations. […]

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Bonkers For Conkers

It’s Conkers Season – Get your game on! Conkers has been played every Autumn for generations. Once a playground favourite, recent reports have suggested that the art of conkers is dying out. However, according to Discover Scottish Garden’s recent survey, a surprisingly high number of children will still be playing conkers this autumn. 63% will […]

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Autumn Advertising Campaign Promotes Glorious Gardens Of Argyll

“Autumn mist, golden leaves drifting wood smoke and bright berries: a haiku”   Catch the moment in the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute before the year turns.   Gardens of Argyll open all year: Achamore Angus Ardkinglas Ardmaddy Castle Ardtornish Arduaine Crarae Kinlochliach Linn Botanic   Gardens of Argyll open until end October: An […]

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Two of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s oldest trees in battle for Tree of the Year title

The Edinburgh Garden’s 200-year-old Sabal Palm and a Giant Redwood in the avenue at Benmore have won through to the final of Scotland’s Tree of the Year competition. Staff at both Gardens are hoping their tree will beat off competition from the other five finalists by winning the most public support. Scottish Tree of the […]

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Scottish garden businesses are B(l)ooming this summer

Gardens and related businesses across Scotland have joined forces in a bid to attract more visitors, and capitalise on green tourism – an increasing trend in Scotland. Already, around 130 organisations from all over the country, including gardens, nurseries and historic estates, have joined Discover Scottish Gardens, a national tourism group that launched in May […]

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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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