The Garden at Scots Farm was opened to the public for the first time on July 17th 2021 as part of the National Garden Scheme .
This pop-up event was a launch into hopefully an annual mid-summer event . We were blessed with bright sunshine that helped to draw a large group of around 200 visitors throughout the glorious day . The flower beds after plenty of rain in the first part of the month seemed to be flowering their socks off with the recent arrival of the sun.
Over the course of about a year the gardens had been improved and expanded with the planting design of a white garden , a colourful herbaceous border , a wildflower meadow and a pumpkin patch .
In the White Garden stars seemed to be the nicotianas , the ammi majus and delphiniums . Around the colour border the various cannas seemed to be reaching with their large tropical paddle leaves for the heavens and flowering in red and orange . The colour border was a full symphony of thalictrums , rudbeckias , dahlias , brook thistles and scented sweet peas .
All over the pumpkin patch the vines had stretched out and in a part of the area , children bounced on a trampoline and paddled in a pool. A path through a wildflower meadow led to a potter’s studio , kiln and a tranquil pond. In the orchard visitors could enjoy tea and cake and the various artworks displayed . Sculptures displayed were by Isabel and pots by LB .
With 200 visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and flowers , our first NGS opening was well received and we hope to continue this garden opening annually . Many thanks to the volunteers and the visitors who helped to raise funds for the various health and nursing funds associated with the NGS.