Two delightful Helensburgh Gardens. High Glenan Helensburgh G84 9LG (Tom and Tricia Stewart): A secluded garden with burn and waterside plants, gravel garden, herb and herbaceous borders, kitchen garden with selection of fruit and vegetables. Extensive programme of hard landscaping has been undertaken over the last eight years. Westburn 50 Campbell Street G84 9NH (Professor & Mrs Baker) A woodland garden of just over two acres. The Glenan Burn runs through a woodland of oak and beech trees with bluebells in the springtime. Some of the paths are steep, but there are bridges over the burn and handrails in places. There is also an air raid shelter, and the remains of a kiln where James Ballantyne Hannay manufactured artificial diamonds in the 1800s. A lawn is surrounded by rhododendrons and azaleas, and there is a vegetable garden. Over the years the garden has been enjoyed by children, with lots of room to play and fish in the burn.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.