In the 1990s other varieties were added, chosen to tolerate the northerly conditions. Even though the soil is heavy and there is poor drainage, the fruit crops amazingly. The organically cultivated native trees and many wild flowers encourage wide varieties of bird and insect life. There is a garden pond, vegetable garden, fruit cage, ornamental beds and a stream running through a small wood. Children are encouraged to enjoy the freedom and exploration this garden offers.
Over half of the gardens are taking part to support open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.