Scotland's Gardens

Whittingehame Drive Gardens


Whittingehame Drive Gardens - NEW FOR 2017


A group of four mature West End family gardens that have been carefully cultivated and developed over many generations. Each garden has its own distinctive character and many unique plantings.
5 and 5a Whittingehame Drive: The gardens are well established and have good displays of mature shrubs and varied planting. The soil is well suited to camellias, magnolias, poppies, heathers and there is extensive herbaceous planting. With a waterfall and small pond surrounded by water loving plants it is an oasis within the West End.
12 Whittingehame Drive: The smallest of the Whittingehame gardens, originally laid out in the early 1900s after the house was built. The front garden contains a very colourful variety of spring flowering shrubs. The small, private back garden was re modelled in 2011 when two patios and raised beds were created. A selection of flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and pots create a colourful palette from early spring to late autumn. 
20 Whittingehame Drive: A delightful and intriguing small town garden with lots of surprises. Colourful shrubs and flowers including Enkianthus, Eucrivia, Philadelphus, Rhododendrons, and Corsican broom. Shrub and climbing roses include Rosa Mundi and the Apothecary's rose. A herb garden, raised beds,  a Camomile seat and an impressive, flourishing fig tree. A breakfast patio with hostas, hanging baskets, window boxes and a green wall with ivy, clematis, honeysuckle and flowering annuals. Look for the novel way to grow a fig tree.
22 Whittingehame Drive: The garden  was laid out in the 1960s by a Beechgrove Garden presenter. A strong structure of garden rooms, some overlapping, prevails. The soil is well worked clay. Ericaceous plants abound. Poppies and meconopsis feature with about 40 clematis often used in companion planting. Much use is made of pots displaying Asiatic and oriental lilies alliums begonias and garlic. A cedar greenhouse contains cacti succulents and is used for growing vegetables tomatoes and chilies. See how many of the 40 clematis you can find and identify.


Take the M8 junction exit 17; From A82 (Great Western Road), past Gartnavel Hospital and the next left is Whittingehame Drive.

Garden Openings

Saturday 3 June 2:00pm - 5:00pm


£6.50, includes homemade teas


Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre receives 20%, The Vine Trust receives 20%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Home-made teas available.
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Plant stall

Other Details

There will be a well stocked plant stall at 22 Whittingehame Drive. Homemade cakes and teas will be served at 5 Whittingehame Drive.


The Gardeners of Whittingeham Drive

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