The Steading at Newmill is situated on the Lunan Burn midway between Lochs Clunie and Marlee.
The policies include paths that extend for 800 yards along the Lunan, a small, colourful cottage garden and six acres of woodland, ponds and a wildflower meadow. The policies are open to visit in the spring when there is a profusion of primroses, wood anemones and then bluebells in the wooded areas. In the meadow snake’s Head fritillary flowers first, followed by a carpet of cowslips and cuckoo flowers. We open again in early summer when 14 species of native orchids start to flower in the meadow. This is more than in any other small meadow in Britain and includes rarities such as marsh helleborine, bee orchid 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.