The tree is registered as a 'Notable Tree' and while it provides challenges for planting, in terms of shade and needle fall, the garden exhibits the owners’ passion for growing unusual and exotic plants. Distinctive garden ‘rooms’ in part of the garden comprise a perennial blue and white cottage garden, a formal rose garden and an Italian garden with citrus trees in pots. A ‘hot’ courtyard contains exotics including varieties of banana, acacia, iochroma, melianthus and brugmansia. A shaded walk along the bottom of the garden leads to a Japanese pagoda. A large conservatory/greenhouse houses various climbing plants including varieties of passiflora.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.