Part of the garden too will be the restored 19th-century fernery and new glass-house café designed by architects Caruso St John. The walled gardens have been cultivated from the early medieval period, from the medicinal garden and the orchard to the Victorian passion for collecting ferns. The wonderful neo-Gothic Victorian house now standing on this medieval site was designed and built by the artist Patrick Allan Fraser (1812- 1890). By autumn 2019 the Hospitalfield Trust will have completed the first phase of development and restoration of what is perhaps one of Scotland’s most important Arts and Crafts buildings. A really very important part of the Trust’s Future Plan is to bring great artists, architects and designers to contribute to the future of the site, and the gardens are the first element that will be made open to the public.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.