Exploring form, tone and atmosphere.
Sarah Longley is leading a drawing workshop in Attadale Gardens
Cost £50 payable in advance includes drawing materials plus tea, coffee and biscuits in Attadale House
For mor details please contact Lochcarron Gallery on 01520 722510 when its open Monday, Friday and Saturday
The Gardens opens its door for visitors to enjoy the first signs of spring as weekend opening for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival begins on Saturday 4th February until Sunday 26th March. The Gardens are home to wonderful displays of Snowdrops in and around the 16th Century Castle ruin with more specialist varieties found in the Walled Garden. The shores of the Black Loch are included in a new walking route which makes the Gardens the perfect place to explore. Following the Snowdrop trail visitors are encouraged to enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and snowdrop themed baking in the tearoom.Find out more
An informal country cottage garden extending to ¾ acre with a further acre as wildflower meadow and pond. There are several garden rooms which have different moods, from the bright sunny gravel garden to the shady and cool orchard. There are various seating areas around the garden or you can head to the pavilion for a cuppa and homelike. OPEN NY ARRANGEMENT, please contact 01651 821596, [email protected] OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens, Advocacy Service Aberdeen and Befriend a Child, Aberdeen.Find out more
Woodland Awakenings – a Celebration of Snowdrops. West Fife Woodlands is pleased to once again join forces with other partners to host this year’s Fife Snowdrops Spectacular, now its eleventh anniversary year. As in previous years the group will be providing guided walks through Valleyfield Woodland Park and its wonderful displays of snowdrops. Organised events at Valleyfield Woodland Park are at weekends from 4th February to 12th March - all are FREE but donations will be gratefully received. Valleyfield Woodland Park, Shiresmill , West Fife, KY12 8ERFind out more
Set amidst a picturesque glen in the Scottish Borders, world-famous Dawyck Botanic Garden provides a magnificent backdrop for a stunning display of snowdrops beside the Scrape Burn. The Garden's award-winning visitor centre is open daily from February for some warming refreshments. There are special guided walks through the snowdrops every Sunday. Contact Dawyck for more details and to book your place on 01721 760254.Find out more
The Woodland area was revamped several years ago and it was decided to rename it The Snowdrop Wood. Thousands of Snowdrop bulbs have been planted by the Gardeners, the Friends Group and various youth groups throughout ever since. This display is complimented by a splash of winter aconites which is a welcome sight in Spring.
Open at all times.
One of the few wetlands left in west Scotland, Lochwinnoch provides an ideal day out at any time of the year. It's the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months with paths through the trees and snowdrops alongside the Loch. Hen harriers have been spotted. While you're here, look out for otters, and pop into our visitor centre for a light snack or a browse in the shop which has an array of bird feeding products, books, gifts, clothing, toys and binoculars and telescopes.Find out more
Climb the trail through the woodland to the top of Vane Hill for a spectacular view over the Kinross-shire hills and countryside, or meander down to the wetland trail where our three hides allow you to get really close to nature. Dawn 'goosewatch' spectacles are one of winter’s highlights, as are the whooper swans on the loch. Flocks of garden birds gather at the feeders around the visitor centre, cafe and hides. Birds of prey soar over Vane Hill as roe deer forage for food below and if you are very lucky you may spot our winter visitors, the white-tailed eagles.Find out more
Finlaystone offers 10 acres of richly varied gardens with mature foliage, rare plants and 200 acres of woodlands with imaginative children’s play areas, tumbling waterfalls and arboretum. The garden was designed by Glasgow Botanical Gardens in 1900 and has been evolved by the family, ensuring there is something enticing all year round. Sweeping lawns overlooking the Firth of The Clyde provide a canvas for a 70m serpentine herbaceous border, sculptured hedges, mixed beds, knot garden, smelly garden, bog garden and walled garden.Find out more