The north to south borders echo the layout of the site when it was a tree nursery in the 1800s, whilst the retained tramlines and the chimney reflect its industrial past. A number of artworks are integrated into the overall design, for example the Xylotheque, a library of wooden books detailing native Scottish trees. The Hidden Gardens is an independent charity offering learning and social activities and opportunities for the whole community to participate in its development. It is a calm, green space where you can relax away from the busy city streets, take a walk around the formal lawn, brush past the aromatic herb border, admire the white wall border with its herbaceous plantings and espalier fruit trees, stroll through the wildlife area, connect with nature in the woodland glade and enjoy the naturalistic planting of the grassy meadow.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.