Kirklands, built in 1832 on the site of an older house, has been the Hart family home for nearly 40 years. Over the years we have created an ever expanding garden with a woodland garden, herbaceous borders, bog garden, a terraced wall garden on a slope with raised vegetable and flower beds, 18 espalier fruit trees, rhododendrons and a display of red and yellow tulips. In the woodland garden there is a carpet of snowdrops followed by bluebells, meconopsis, trilliums, fritillaries, erythroniums, candelabra primulas and wonderful shrubs and trees all picked for their form and colour. In the bog garden by the side of Saline burn we have giant Gunnera manicata and Darmera peltata. A treehouse for the grandchildren was recently built, as seen on the Beechgrove Garden.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.