The treasure hunt with a difference!
Over 100 life-size, painted, models of the Scottish Wildcat hidden round the village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park.
All the cats are painted in different colours and have characters such as Paws for Thought, Cat-a-ract, White Hot Cat on a Tin Roof .
In a magnificent Highland glen, at 1150ft Glenkyllachy offers a glorious garden of shrubs, herbaceous plants, rhododendrons, trees & spectacular views down the Findhorn River. There are some rare specimens and an embryonic arboretum.
The garden is in a natural state with many willows, several ponds and a variety of colourful hardy plants that grow well in the Shetland climate. It is a work in progress, started about 15 years ago and growing bigger over the years with more work planned.
Celebrating 50 years of opening for charity with Scotland’s Gardens!
Camellias, magnolias and bulbs in spring, rhododendrons and laburnum walk in this ancient walled garden. Exciting planting in new borders gives all year colour centred around one of the oldest yew trees in Scotland.
The House of Aigas has a small arboretum of named Victorian specimen trees and modern additions. The garden consists of extensive rockeries, herbaceous borders, ponds and shrubs. Aigas Field Centre rangers lead regular guided walks on nature trails through woodland, moorland and around a loch.
A ¾ acre elevated coastal garden with incredible views over the Moray Firth which is only for the sure-footed. This award winning garden is created out of a rock base with shallow pockets of ground, planted to its advantage to encourage all aspects of wildlife.
A one acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag. It has evolved along with the shelter hedges that divide the garden into a number of areas giving a new view at every corner. With shelter and raised beds, the different conditions created permit a wide variety of plants to be grown.
Plantsman’s small town garden with over 300 cultivars of hostas, an extensive collection of hardy geraniums together with many other unusual plants. Managed entirely without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemicals, the owner encourages hedgehogs, toads and wild birds to control slugs.
A ’secret garden’ divided into four areas. A beach garden of grasses, flowers and driftwood. The main area is a sloping perennial border leading down to a greenhouse, vegetable plot, up to a decked area with containers and exotic plants including agaves, pineapple lilies, cannas and gunneras.
An established garden of almost one acre. Flat area around the house leading up a slope to a small woodland area with conifers and deciduous trees. In the garden there are four ponds and a well, tubs and hanging baskets with a mix of perennial plants and annuals. Good for wildlife with frogs and birds.
This is a delightful country garden, sloping within drystone walls, and overlooking magnificent coastal views. It contains ponds, terraces, trees, bushes, varied perennials, annuals, vegetable garden and greenhouse. Directions: Head south from Lerwick. Turn left at Levenwick sign soon after Bigton turnoff.
We are now in the fifth year of developing our two acre garden with walks through mature woodland extensively planted with shade loving plants, rhododendrons and spring flowering bulbs and young woodland. Large lawns bordered by extensive herbaceous borders.