Scotland’s Garden Scheme comes to Clydesdale

Alan Brash in his Dippoolbank Cottage'near Auchengray'7/2/13
Alan Brash in his Dippoolbank Cottage'near Auchengray'7/2/13

SCOTLAND’S Garden Scheme is set to open for the 2015 season and there is plenty of Clydesdale interest.

As with previous years garden owners donate 40 per cent of their takings to a charity of their choice with the remainder divided between Scotland’s Gardens charities.

The first Clydesdale open garden of the new season will be on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, when Charlie and Greta Clark show off their garden at The Scots Mining Company House.

The garden will be open from 2pm to 4.30pm on both days.

On Sunday, May 24, from 1.30pm to 5pm it is the turn of gardeners in Nemphlar as the Nemphlar Village Garden Trail takes place.

On Sunday, June 14, from 2pm to 6pm Dippolbank Cottage owner Allan Brash will show off his intriguing cottage garden near Braehead. Dippolbank Cottage is also open on Sunday, July 19, from 2pm to 6pm.

On Sunday, July 12, Steve and Alison Crichton will show off the beautifl Lindsaylands near Biggar from 2pm to 6pm.

Lindsaylands itself was designed by the well known Scottish architect William Leiper.

And on Sunday, August 15, from 2pm to 5pm, Culter Allers is the venue for the final Clydesdale open garden of the season.