Shelter is provided by an unobtrusive boundary fence, ‘borrowing’ the panoramic landscape. Surrounded by a working farm, the garden has mature shrubs, wildlife pond, bog garden and stream. Specimens of interest are gunnera, phormium, cordyline, cardoon, rudbeckia and cloud-pruned conifer. Packed with year-round interest, this garden reaches a July crescendo of massed phlox and hemerocallis, supported by key annuals of cosmos and nicotiana. The rear close protects a large container garden, where moveable pots ensure seasonal displays. Summer stars include tulbaghia, large-flowered fuchsias, pelargoniums, dahlias and begonias. There are small vegetable beds, a five-bay polytunnel (grapevine, tomatoes, basil, cucumber and oleanders), potting/nursery area and compost midden.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.