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Chelsea Gold

Scottish nursery, Binny Plants was amongst the gold medal winners at thi

Coastal Charm

On an unfavourable site overlooking the North Sea, a pair of energetic growers have created an award-winning garden.

Back to Basics

Beans are one of our most versatile foods. Packed with protein and capable of being dried and stored, they have been a staple of human consumption for thousands of years.

Days Out

Summer is just getting started and some of this country’s greatest gardens are getting into their stride. Scotland has no shortage of glorious, green spaces just waiting to be discovered and now is the time to start exploring some of the exciting places across the country and the events that are taking place as part of Discover Scottish Gardens’ Summer Garden Festival.

What to do Now - Summer 2022

The neat stripes that were once the sign of a well-tended garden have been replaced in recent years by thick swards of where all kinds of wild flowers flourish amongst long grass. Meadows are an important habitat for pollinators, many of which are under threat from climate change, development and intensive agriculture.

How to... Container Gardening

Containers packed with flowers are great way to brighten up even the smallest patio. They are a top choice with renters, who can simply pack up their garden and take it with them when they move on, and they allow gardeners to create seasonal displays that can be changed throughout the year.

Blooming Lovely

A new magnolia raised in Galloway is set to turn heads once it starts to bloom in Scottish gardens

Future Assured for Historic Glasshouses

The two A-Listed Victorian Palm Houses and a modernist range of 1960s glasshouses at the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh are to be restored thanks to a £4 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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