Water wheel will be rotating, river levels permitting. A large collection of over 200 different ornamental trees with shrubs and herbaceous plants, as well as a large vegetable and fruit garden. The mill lade (stream) flows through the centre, providing diverse habitats including Candelabra primula in late May. Large collection of tulips and narcissus in early spring followed by glorious display of flowering cherry and crab apples. Wildlife protection and enhancement are priorities. Also visible are archaeological remains of the medieval grain milling, flax processing and a foundry. (The bell in Carmichael village was made here.) A vote of thanks following a visit from the Hardy Plant Society: ‘You have a fantastic garden Ken, but the best part about it is the small water feature on the side’ - he meant the River Clyde!
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.