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DSG Updates: Trees, Winners and Meetings

Trees: The Tree Festival will run from 28 September to 1 December so keep your eyes out for more information on all the exciting events around the Tree Festival and our members taking part in the festivities. Winners: Cringletie House and Hotel provided a fantastic opportunity for one lucky DSG fan to win a night […]

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Rhododendrons bloom early in warmer weather

Scottish Rhododendron Festival set to be in full flower This year’s Scottish Rhododendron Festival is geared up to be vibrant from day one, as many of these wonderful plants are already in full bloom because of the recent warmer temperatures. The festival, which takes place from 1 April to 31 May, comprises more than 50 […]

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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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DSG Updates: Trees, Winners and Meetings

Trees: The Tree Festival will run from 28 September to 1 December so keep your eyes out for more information on all the exciting events around the Tree Festival and our members taking part in the festivities. Winners: Cringletie House and Hotel provided a fantastic opportunity for one lucky DSG fan to win a night […]

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