These allotments not only provide the opportunity to garden and grow but also provide enjoyment, education and therapy for local groups, families and individuals. Each plot has its own character. Crops grown range from potatoes to peaches, godetia to grapes. Inspiration can be found everywhere, from planting combinations, irrigation methods, use of small spaces, unusual crops etc. Environmental awareness is high on the agenda with a stunning wildflower meadow, hedgehog houses, bug hotels, group orchard and the use of recyclable materials. There is also the opportunity to visit the little known Viewpark Gardens. Adjacent to the allotments these interestingly themed gardens include Japanese, organic, wildlife garden and a wisteria walk. The highlight of the visit being the tropical greenhouses with their wide range of tender plants, koi carp pond and cactus house.
Over half of the gardens are taking part to support open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.