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Scotland's Gardens Scheme

10 Pilmuir Road West, Forres, IV36 2HL

January 28th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Plantsman's small town garden. Managed entirely without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemicals, the owner encourages hedgehogs, toads and wild birds to control slugs. In early spring there are approximately 150 named snowdrops to be seen, some of which are very rare. OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT, please contact 01309 674 634 or [email protected] OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Abriachan Garden Nursery, Loch Ness Side, IV3 8LA

February 1st, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

This is an outstanding garden. Over four acres of exciting plantings with winding paths through native woodlands. Seasonal highlights - snowdrops, hellebores, primulas, meconopsis, hardy geraniums and colour-themed summer beds. Views over Loch Ness. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens and Highland Hospice.

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SCOTLAND’S GARDENS open for charity

January 28th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

We have a variety of gardens, mostly privately owned, open for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival and raising money for various charities. Please help us support charities by visiting our gardens. For more information please visit our website - www.scotlandsgardens.org.

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Brooklands, Crocketford, DG2 8QH

February 1st, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Large old walled garden, richly planted with a wide variety of perennials, including many unusual species, soft fruit and vegetables. Mature woodland garden full of rhododendrons and carpeted with snowdrops in February and daffodils in spring. OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT for groups only, please contact John Geddes 01556 690685. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens.

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Gargunnock House Garden, Gargunnock, FK8 3AZ

February 5th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Large mature garden just five miles from Stirling, with Walled Garden, well established house garden, woodland walks with species and hybrid rhododendrons, massed plantings of azaleas and wonderful specimen trees. Snowdrops in February/March. The three acre Walled Garden is being fully restored and new arboretum of specialist trees was planted in spring 2016. OPEN for CHARITY for Scotland's Gardens, CHAS and Gargunnock Community Trust.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Disabled Access Day: Guided Walk

March 12th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Come and enjoy a guided walk in our spectacular Garden that will specially be tailored for visitors with mobility problems. Free admission into the Garden if you quote "disabled access day" at the gate.

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Lawton House

March 12th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Woodland garden of beech trees carpeted with snowdrops and crocuses in spring, set around a Georgian House. There is also a walled garden planted with fruit trees and vegetables. The property was owned for many years by Elizabeth and Patrick Allan Fraser who built Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. Open for charity for Scotland's Gardens and Julia Thomson Memorial Trust.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Film Screening: Chocolate de Paz

March 10th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017

Film screening of 'Chocolate de Paz', a film by Gwen Burnyeat and Pablo Mejía Trujillo about the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia. Chocolate of Peace depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance, via a journey through their processes of organic chocolate production. From the seed to the product, the cacao is the narrative thread that takes us through the Community’s stories of violence and resilience, and their fight to remain neutral in the face of the Colombian armed conflict.

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Langley Park

March 11th, 2017 - March 11th, 2017

Set overlooking Montrose basin, Langley Park Gardens include 27 acres of policies containing woodland walks with Snowdrops nestling at the base of ancient and younger trees. Large drifts of snowdrops of many varieties can be admired around the wall of the three walled gardens and in the small arboretum. Walk down through the 20 acre Wildflower Meadow to see the snowdrops along the bank of the Wildlife Pond, enjoying the views of Montrose basin, Montrose, the hills and sea beyond. Open for charity for Scotland's Gardens and MS Therapy Centre, Dundee.

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Ecclesgreig Castle

March 5th, 2017 - March 5th, 2017

Ecclesgreig Castle, Victorian Gothic on a 16th century core, is internationally famous as an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The snowdrop walk ( 150+ varieties of snowdrop) starts at the castle, meanders around the estate, along woodland paths and the pond, ending at the garden. In the Italian balustraded gardens there is a 140 feet long herbaceous border, classical statues and stunning shaped topiary with views across St Cyrus to the sea. Started from a derelict site, development continues. Open for charity for Scotland's Gardens, Scottish Civic Trust and Montrose Brownies.

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