Running over the last week of June (18 June - 2 July), the East Lothian Garden Trail provides an opportunity to see twelve magnicent spacious gardens and well tended allotments in close proximity over a day or days, making it worthwhile to come from afar. Six gardens have featured in the previous Trail but five new gardens have been added and new ground is broken with the addition of the Musselburgh Allotments.
This is an opportunity to see splendid planting in a mix of settings, some many generations old, some relatively recent; both coastal and inland; both rugged and manicured – and with those who created the gardens on hand. Picking the brains of the owner, or custodian – for many of these gardens are but held in custody for the next generation – must surely be one of the highlights of wandering around the fruits of someone else’s labour.
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ADMISSION: £25 for entrance to all gardens by prepaid ticket only. Accompanied children free.
TICKETS: A limited number of tickets are available by clicking the button below or by cheque payable to Scotland's Gardens from Ian Orr, 6 Grannus Mews, Inveresk, Haddington, EH21 7TT.
BENEFICIARY CHARITIES: 60% of the net proceeds from the East Lothian Garden Trail 2017 will go to Scotland’s Gardens beneficiary charities, with the remainder split equally between Trellis - Scotland's therapeutic gardening charity; and MND Scotland which provides care, support and services to people affected by MND, as well as funding research into finding a cure.