The site is about 400 metres above sea level, which is high for a cultivated garden. The surrounding landscape is open moorland with sheep grazing. The garden is largely enclosed by dense planting, but the various walks allow views through the trees into the surrounding countryside.
A May or June visit to St Patrick’s House garden will be rewarded with a stunning display of rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and shrubs. Created over a fifty year period, the grounds of this five acre garden slope down to the River Clyde.
Escape to the countryside at our five-star museum and historic working farm. Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside in our museum.
Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride
Riverside gardens surrounding the only remaining workable water powered grain mill in Clydesdale. Diverse plant habitats from saturated to bone dry allow a vast range of trees and shrubs, both ornamental and fruit, with a vegetable garden.