Begun in 1972 this garden has evolved and developed ever since. With pure clay soil and being on the north side of the hill are two of the challenges and wind has also been a problem, but solved by planting beech hedging and shelter belts.The lawn on the south side of the early 19th Century house is enclosed by herbaceous borders, giving way to shrub roses and then the woodland garden where the golden borders (a particular favourite as it always seems sunny even on a grey day) and a planting of meconopsis and Primula japonica ’postford white’ are two of the sights amongst azaleas and species and hybrid rhododendrons. The north side has formal borders framing the view from the house to Craigie Castle and (on a clear day) Ben Lomond, with modern shrub rose borders on each side being a recent addition. Directions: Craigie two miles. Right off the B730, two miles south of A77 heading to Tarbolton.
2:00pm-5:00pm. £5.00, children under 12 free. Proceeds to Tarbolton Parish Church & SG Beneficiaries
Craigie, Nr Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 5NE
Sunday 25 Jun 2017