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Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Blossoming across Scotland from 28 January to 12 March, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival features more than 50 properties, including 13 newly added for 2017, showing off spectacular swathes of snowdrops carpeting their grounds. There are 300 varieties of Galanthus – to give the snowdrop its botanical name – and the versatility and hardiness of the […]

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Blooming Marvellous! – £30k VisitScotland boost and heading for Chelsea

Scotland’s £240 million* garden tourism industry is set to bloom further after a £30,000 funding boost from VisitScotland. National garden tourism body Discover Scottish Gardens, which officially launched in 2015 with the help of VisitScotland’s Growth Fund, has received a second round of funding to help develop plans to exhibit at the prestigious RHS Chelsea […]

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Autumn splendour at Dawyck Botanic Garden 

Garden lovers are invited to visit Scotland’s gardens this autumn There’s still time to see this season’s stunning colours but hurry while the mild weather lasts. In images taken at the beginning of the month Dawyck Botanic Garden, a member of Discover Scottish Gardens (DSG), showcases its plant collections in all their autumnal glory, a timely […]

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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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Rhododendron flower

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

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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