Fernlea Garden, Corvisel Road DG8 6LW: A secluded town garden of a third of an acre. It was created ten years ago to complement a new house. There are many rare and unusual trees and shrubs. Two herbaceous borders, one with hot colours and the other pastels. A Chinese inspired corner, small pond, fruit trees including a Galloway pippin apple and soft fruit. There is a greenhouse with a productive grape vine from which wine is made. The upper part of the garden is hidden behind a tall beech hedge where there is a summer house. Lisieux Garden, Gilmour Terrace DG8 6HR: A small but colourful cottage style garden within an area bordered by high privet hedges and ancient rhododendrons. The bottom of the garden has several varieties of rowan and silver birch, and, most surprising, a 30 foot tall Sequoia gigantea (Redwood). The lawn is edged by deep borders with a wide range of shrubs, perennials, lilies and annuals such as sweet peas, misembryanthemums, cosmos, lavatera and sidalcea, etc. A small water feature and pond provides interest behind which a large collection of acers and conifers enjoy the dappled sunlight. We love our hostas, clematis, climbing roses and large HT rose bed.
Directions to Fernlea: turn right at the roundabout on A75 if coming from Dumfries direction. Left at cattle market (opposite Crown Hotel), first through road on right, last house at far end on left.
Sunday 16 July 2:00pm - 5:00pm
£4.50, accompanied children free
Host receives 20%, TBA receives 20%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries
Teas and cakes served in the conservatory at Fernlea. Toilets available at Fernlea.
Mrs Jenny Gustafson and Mr & Mrs Ian Young