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BAINBRIDGE, Drs Carole & Ian, 3 Woodhouselee, Easter Howgate, Nr Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PG. Open by appointment please telephone first. [Only open to AGS Members] E-mail: i&cbainbridge@care4free.net
Tel: 0131 445 3268.

BAND, Jean and Susan, Scots Park, Pitcairngreen, Perth, PH1 3LT. 2 Gardens in the same village with a wide variety of unusual alpines and woodland plants. Features - Large pond, woodland, shade areas, Meconopsis, Primulas, Rhododendrons, dry stone walls. Open day Sunday, 30th May and by appointment, please telephone first. Parking on village green.
E-mail: susanband@ukonline.co.uk
Website: www.pitcairnalpines.co.uk
Tel 01738 583213 & 01738 583403.

DAVIDSON, D & M C, Abriachan Nurseries, Loch Ness Side, Inverness, IV3 8LA. Nursery & Gardens open all year, daily, 9.00 am. to dusk. Open February to November under Scotland's Garden Scheme. Admission to gardens by collection box £2.00, children 20p. Admission to Nursery free. E-mail: info@lochnessgarden.com
Website: http://www.lochnessgarden.com
Tel: 01463 861232.

ELLIOTT, Jim & Jean, ‘Fleurs’, 2 Castlehill Lane, Symington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML12 6SJ. An award winning plantsman’s garden with a range of trees, herbaceous plants and alpines. Specialists in primulas and Meconopsis with an extensive selection of species. Plants for sale. Groups welcome. Open 30th March to 15th September, please telephone first. E-mail: jell.flrs@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 01899 308528.

HILL, Dr Alan & Mrs Hilary, Coille Dharaich, Kilmelford, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4XD. Garden centred on natural rock outcrop. Also features screes and troughs. (Suitable for wheelchairs, if with a good pusher!). Open mid-April to mid-July and by appointment, please telephone first. [Donations to Scotland’s Gardens’ Scheme is much appreciated]. Happy to welcome AGS visitors at short notice. Tel: 01852 200285.

KOHN, Peter & Trisha, Kerrachar, Kylesku, Sutherland, IV27 4HW. A plantsman’s garden in extremely remote and wild setting. Reached only by boat. Sailings from Kylesku, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mid May - mid September at 13.00. Extended openings for large groups (max 40) by arrangement. [Tel: 01971 502345 for booking]. Refreshments. Plant sales. Web site: www.kerrachar.co.uk
E-mail: peter@kerrachar.co.uk
Tel: 01571 833288

RANKIN, Prof. & Mrs David, 16 Kevock Road, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1HT. Open under the Scottish Gardens Scheme on April 24th & 25th and other times by appointment. Please telephone first. For more details and pictures of the garden see Website:
http://www.kevockgarden.co.uk
E-mail: info@kevockgarden.co.uk
Tel: 0131 663 2089.

STEVENS, Evelyn and Lewis, The Linns, Sheriffmuir, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 0LP. Large garden (total 3½ acres), in an isolated rural situation near Dunblane, created from scratch by the owners during the last 19 years. A major feature of this garden is the National Collection of big perennial blue poppies (Meconopsis), but there is also a wide range of other plants, including Snowdrops, Primulas, Geraniums, etc., in island beds and raised alpine beds, maturing woodland. Some plants, especially authentically named big blue poppies for sale. Open by appointment. AGS members only E-mail: evelyn@thelinns.org.uk
Telephone: 01786 822295.

ARDFEARN NURSERY, [Alasdair & Jim Sutherland], Bunchrew, Inverness, Scotland, IV3 8RH. Open seven days per week all season 9.00 - 5.00 pm. Wide range of unusual alpines, shrubs and herbaceous. Groups welcome, BUT prior warning please. Tel: 01463 243250 / 223607.

THOMSON, Mrs Dorothy, Cnoc-na-Garrie, Ballymeanoch, LochGilphead, Argyll, PA31 8QE. Lovely large garden, well worth visiting if on Scotland’s western coast. Garden open under the Scottish Gardens Scheme – April to September, 10.00 to 6.00 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Other times by appointment, please telephone first. Tel: 01546 605327.

 

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