Scottish Garden of the Season: New Hopetoun Gardens

October 31st 2016

DSG WinterFairy Garden       DSG Garden centre for all seasons

The best gardens are worth visiting all year round and the same could be said for garden centres!  New Hopetoun Gardens is so much more than just a garden centre with 20 small themed gardens to inspire and entertain you whatever month you visit.

November is no exception at New Hopetoun Gardens and, with shortening days and darker nights, the team have lots of suggestions for bringing your garden into the home so you can enjoy it more.  Garden lighting can help you enjoy your garden in the evenings and with efficient double glazing it is possible to keep the curtains drawn to enjoy the view of your patio.  After 4pm it’s dark enough to see the effect lights can make – but remember the tearoom closes at 4.30pm so have a cuppa while you wait.

DSG winter terrace

Displays of wreath making and different ways you might use of a wreath in the garden will tempt you to have a go yourself this winter.

DSG wreath on table

Winter displays in your pots are important on the patio and at your front door and you’ll find lots of ideas and demonstrations of planted pots here to take back to your own garden.  There are so many plants to choose for planting outside this month and many great houseplants for style and health.  In the winter it’s really helpful to have houseplants which remove the contaminants in the air when we don’t have our windows open very often!

The gardens here are worth a winter stroll before you go inside to the Orangery tearoom and then explore the wonderful gift shop and the stylish Christmas displays.

New Hopetoun Gardens is the Scottish Home of Miniature Gardening.  We have everything you’ll need to create your own miniature or fairy garden and helpful leaflets to explain how to go about it and how to look after your miniature garden.  We have demonstration miniature gardens planted and a Fairy Glade in the woodland to give you ideas for your own special garden.

Where: By Newton Village, Winchburgh, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6QZ


Admission: Free