Tombuie garden was designed by Jean Crystal in the 1950s. Six drystone terraces of Mediterranean shrubs fan out below the house. Features include pink carpet thyme, shrub roses, nepeta, a dark Acer palmatum and bright rhododendron and hydrangea plants. Little Tombuie garden comprises two terraces, designed by Donald and Sally Crystal in 2010. A native hedgerow and wildflower bank provide a backdrop to specimen trees with seasonal colour. A rose pergola leads to raised beds and greenhouse. The lawn is a wildflower meadow, with rocks evoking fallen boulders once found here.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.