Strathbungo Garden March Street, Glasgow G41 2PX (Frank Burns): Nestled behind Glasgow’s busy main road artery to the Southside, you will happen upon a hidden walled terrace garden which marks the historical boundary to Strathbungo. It’s an unexpected cottage-style city garden, showing how a piece of ground can be turned into a lovely colourful space for all the occupants of the terrace to enjoy. Inventive container planting is a key feature of this distinct urban retreat, which holds year-round interest. There’s a range of fruit trees, some of which are trained as minarettes and stepovers, and an extensive collection of herbaceous perennials. Why not visit Strathbungo Gardens on Facebook and see what’s been happening in the garden over the past months? Langside Garden 336 Langside Road, Glasgow G42 8XR (Kaitlyn DeBiasse): The second garden is another shared courtyard, a stone throw away from the City’s Queens Park. Developed in 2019 from an overgrown skeleton of a few shrubs and trees, but mostly wilderness, several tonnes of large stones now define a colourful main raised bed, flanked by lawn and raised sleeper beds full of veg and herbs. A second deeper bed hosts a snowberry, a rambling yellow rose and many more perennial favourites.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.