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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Discover Scottish Gardens launches visitor gateway to Scotland’s gardens

Discover Scottish Gardens is to showcase the diversity and beauty of Scotland’s gardens Officially launched in Edinburgh at Gardening Scotland, Discover Scottish Gardens marks the coming together of businesses and organisations at the heart of Scotland’s gardens sector to energise the promotion of Scotland’s outstanding horticultural offering and help achieve a 10% uplift in visits to […]

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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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