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Garden opens in aid of BHS

1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Mona and Derek GardenStirlingshire Gardeners Walled Garden
Mrs Morna Knottenbelt, wife of our Scottish Chairman Derek Knottenbelt, has generously offered to open her beautiful garden to the public as part of Scotlands Gardens scheme in aid of The British Horse Society Scotland this summer from 1 May to 31 October.
The Knottenbelts acquired the Walled Garden in 2013 and have planted extensive herbaceous borders with box hedging, roses and many unusual plants.  There is a White garden, an orchard, vegetable area, a long shrub border with primulas and gentians and an alpine border with meconopsis.  There is a Victorian Fernery restored some years ago by the previous owners with a peach and pear trees as well as vegetables and a collection of Salvias.  There is a long season of interest with peonies, primulas and bulbs in spring to roses and herbaceous flowers in summer followed by substantial autumn flowers with Rudbeckias, Michaelmas daisies and Aconitums.  Below the house there is a small area of mature conifers, recently planted rhododendrons and a collection of ferns.  There are fine views of the Campsie Hills and the garden is surrounded by mature conifers of the Designed Landscape of Carbeth. This garden won the Hidden Gardens of Killearn trophy in 2014 and 2015.
Parties by Arrangement to £5 per person includes garden tour, tea and scones.

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