The policies include paths that extend for 800yds along the Lunan, a small, colourful cottage garden and 6 acres of woodland, ponds and a wildflower meadow. In spring, the ponds come alive with frogs (and spawn) and toads. Wooded areas have a profusion of primroses, wood anemones and then bluebells, snake’s head fritillary flowers in the meadow, followed by cowslips and lady’s smock. In early summer, eleven species of native orchids flower in the meadow, more than in any other meadow in Scotland, including rarities such as marsh hellebore and the two species of butterfly orchids.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.