5a and 5 Whittingehame Drive (Jock & Margaret Fleming and Jane and Pete Craig): The soil is well suited to camellias, magnolias, poppies, heathers and there is extensive herbaceous planting. With a waterfall and small pond surrounded by water loving plants it is an oasis within the West End.
12 Whittingehame Drive (Mike and Gill Craig): The smallest of the Whittingehame gardens, originally laid out in the early 1900's after the house was built. The front garden contains a very colourful variety of spring flowering shrubs. The small private back garden was re-modelled in 2011 when two patios and raised beds were created. A selection of flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and pots create a colourful palette from early spring to late autumn.
20 Whittingehame Drive G12 0XS (Bob and Connie Simpson): A delightful and intriguing small town garden with lots of surprises. Colourful shrubs and flowers include enkianthus, eucrivia, philadelphus, rhododendrons and corsican broom. Shrub and climbing roses include rosa mundi and the apothecary's rose. A herb garden, raised beds, a chamomile seat and an impressive, flourishing fig tree. A breakfast patio with hostas, hanging baskets, window boxes and a green wall with ivy, clematis, honeysuckle and flowering annuals. Look for the novel way to grow a fig tree.
22 Whittingehame Drive (Robert and Helen Jamieson): The garden was laid out in the 1960s by a Beechgrove Garden presenter. A strong structure of garden rooms, some overlapping, prevails. The soil is well worked clay, ericaceous plants abound, poppies and meconopsis feature with about 40 clematis often used in companion planting. Much use is made of pots displaying Asiatic and oriental lilies, alliums, begonias and garlic. A cedar greenhouse contains cacti succulents and is used for growing vegetables, tomatoes and chilies. See how many of the 40 clematis you can find and identify.
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.