New Features For Gardening Scotland 2016

Scotland’s biggest garden event looks like a great day out – even for those without green fingers!

For one weekend only, June 3-5, Gardening Scotland 2016, the Royal Highland showground will be transformed into an explosion of scent and colour.

The theme for this year has expanded, too, to encompass everything to do with outside spaces, and caters for anyone with an interest in outdoor cooking and dining, growing and playing, or nature and design.

Bargain-hunters paradise

Over 400 exhibitors boast a huge range of plants, garden equipment, furniture, landscaping products, food, clothes and jewellery – and don’t miss the ‘Great Sunday Sell-Off’, where all products are reduced to bargain prices.

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society and the Royal Horticultural Society (not to be confused!) will be hosting workshops and drop-in Q&A sessions throughout the weekend to answer any gardening niggles.

The Caledonian is home to Scotland and the UK’s top specialist nurseries and growers, so you can expect the best and brightest blooms in their show gardens, too.

New For This Year

New Hopetoun Gardens are planning a spectacular display for the Floral Hall – miniature gardens showing all four seasons with fairy gardens for autumn, snow-covered hill gardens in winter, village gardens waking up to spring, and seaside flora for summer.

The fashion for miniature gardening is growing very fast in the UK and is an ideal way of encouraging children to have a go at gardening.

Another feature of the year’s Gardening Scotland with kids in mind is The Big Back Garden, providing a great source of entertainment with treasure hunts, games, music, birds of prey, cheer-leading and much more.

For the full line-up of displays and events click here.

Katrina Patrick