Dirleton Castle and Gardens - HES

Lindsay’s Legacy

May 27th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

Join the covenanting army as they are put through their paces in the beautiful surroundings of the castle.

Tickets are included in the admission price.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Spring Plant Sale

May 28th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

If you are looking for new plants and inspiration for your garden, then don't miss the spring plant sale at Dawyck. There will be plenty of interesting and unusual plants for sale.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Open Day at Benmore

May 28th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

Come along to Benmore Open Day where there will be crafts and plants for sale and the very popular home made cake, candy and preserves.

There is a Gardeners' Tombola and a raffle and face painting, hands on pottery, and a safari Treasure Hunt for the kids. Filling the Garden with music we welcome the pupils of Dunoon Grammar.

For those who want to see more of the Garden there are Guided Walks and Explorer Tours. Or make the most of the last opportunity to see the James Duncan Exhibition in the Courtyard Gallery. Come along and support Benmore Garden!

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Ardkinglas Estate, Glorious Gardens of Argyll

Rhododendron Festival 2017 – Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate

May 12th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017

Visit the normally private Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate at Cairndow to view the flowering of the Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas.

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Scottish Rhododendron Festival 2017

May 19th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017

Unusual rhododendrons in a natural woodland setting underplanted with woodland bulbs. Many mature trees including Davidii, Styrax, Dipelta Floribunda and a variety of acers.
19th and 26th May or by arrangement.

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May 22nd, 2017 - May 23rd, 2017

We invite you to take part in an international day of action on World Biodiversity Day. Find out more about ‘Inverewe’s Big Five’ species – Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Otters, Golden Eagle and Common Seals. Hear about our conservation projects, our moth population, our coastal water and their marine life. Including talks by our NTS Nature Conservation Advisor, Rob Dewar, we have a range of experts - walks and talks - to show the range of activities across Inverewe Garden and Estate.

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University of Dundee Botanical Gardens

Plant Power Day Free

May 21st, 2017 - May 21st, 2017

Plant Power (in partnership with the James Hutton Institute) & Family Picnic & a Play in the Botanic Gardens. Come along to an informal gathering, with free entry to the Botanic Gardens for the afternoon. Bring your picnic hamper and take the chance to relax at the end of such an exciting weekend! There will also be a special performance of the Four Marys play - four iconic Marys – Slessor, Brooksbank, Walker and Baxter – each helped the city in their different ways. Lots of fun activities will be taking place throughout the day, including music, birds of prey and badge making.

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Dunninald Castle Gardens

Bluebell Sunday

May 21st, 2017 - May 21st, 2017

Charity Open Day in aid of Scotland's Gardens and Girlguiding Montrose. Teas will be served by 1st Montrose Brownies.

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Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha School Gardening Week: Plant Swap and Tea

May 15th, 2017 - May 15th, 2017

As part of Isle of Gigha School Gardening Week, Achamore Gardens will be hosting a Plant Swap and Afternoon Tea at the Isle of Gigha Village Hall. The afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity for visitors and locals to exchange plants with fellow gardeners, sample some fabulous local baking and support the development of the School’s Gardening Projects. From seedlings to trees and shrubs, plants will be exchanged like for like. The school children have a particular need for veg and veg garden flora.

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Dryburgh Abbey - HES

Dryburgh 1322

May 13th, 2017 - May 14th, 2017

The ruins of this beautiful borders abbey are known for its peace and tranquillity, but in 1322 the scene was very different. Come along and find out more about life in the 14th century and this significant year in the history of the abbey.

This event is included in the Dryburgh Abbey admission price.

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