SGS Fife Summer Trail 2019

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various locations in Fife

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The gardens open in the Fife Summer Trail, over weekdays from 3rd June – 13th June, highlight the wonderful creativity and dedication of gardeners.

Garden open season is in full swing, and this year gardeners of Fife are throwing open their garden gates for a summer trail. There will be eight gardens open over the fortnight, showcasing very different and wonderful designs. From a baby Victorian walled garden with mixed borders and fruit trees at Gordonshall Farm, to a later Edwardian landscaped garden with stunning views, rockeries and water features, including a granite grotto with waterfall pool at The Tower. The air will be heavy with the perfume from the English roses at Straiton Farmhouse, which flourish alongside their tree peonies. Visitors can enjoy meandering among the island beds and overflowing borders at Kenly Green Farm, down a crab apple and rose tunnel or pleached lime avenue in the walled garden at Millfield House.

South Road, Cupar KY15 5JG
Lilias and Alistair Smith
T: 01334 653 266

Open 3, 10 June, 1pm-4pm

When Lilias and Alistair moved to Glenbeg, the front garden was mainly shrubs, most of which have been kept. They have introduced a lot of under planting and bulbs, as there were none before. Lilias is gradually including different varieties of lilium. The back garden has been laid out so that she can enjoy gardening from her wheelchair, with fruit, a miniature orchard, raised beds, a raised pond and narrow borders with peonies, irises, delphiniums, poppies and many alstromeria, which are cut for the house.
Directions: On the left-hand-side of South Road, leaving Cupar on A914, by two bus stops.
Full wheelchair access

Carnbee, Anstruther KY10 2RU
Mihai and Louisa Cocris

Open 5, 12 June, 10am-4pm

The garden, restored by the current owners, is a baby Victorian walled garden with mixed borders of herbaceous, roses, shrubs some fruit trees and seasonal vegetables. There is a newer garden also created by the owners in the last eight years to the rear and east of the house with a pond and mixed planting with lawn around the pond.
Directions: Gordonshall is accessed through Carnbee and lies just east of the hamlet. Carnbee is north of the B9171.

Greenhead of Arnot, Leslie KY6 3JQ
Mr and Mrs Malcolm Strang Steel
T: 01592 840459

Open 4, 11 June, 4pm-8pm

The south-facing garden combines a sense of formality in its symmetrical layout, with an informal look of mixed herbaceous and shrub borders and a large display of alliums throughout. The garden is constantly evolving with new themes and combinations of plants, all unified by a fantastic use of colour. There is also a well-stocked polytunnel which is used to augment the highly productive fruit and vegetable garden.
Directions: A911 between Auchmuir Bridge and Scotlandwell.
Dogs welcome on leads

Boarhills KY16 8PP
Frank and Bernice Roger
T: 01334 880 227

Open 6, 13 June, 1pm-4pm

Deep, richly planted herbaceous borders surround a lawn scattered with island beds featuring more colourful planting. There is also a rose border and large rockery area. Large blocks of colour are the dominant feature of this garden, and the enclosing walls are also clothed in a variety of climbers, complimenting the Virginia creeper covered house.
Directions: The first farm on the left as you turn into the village of Boarhills.
Partial wheelchair access, accessible by public transportation

Falkland KY15 7BN
Sarah Marshall
T: 07584 620534

Open 4, 11 June, 4pm-8pm

Millfield’s four-acre garden is on the north facing slope of East Lomond Hill. Due to its aspect the garden can be late. There may still be tulips and rhododendrons or if it is warm the roses may have started. There are numerous peonies, and new plantings of alliums, iris, ornithogalums, Gladioli bysantiana and leucojum which are scattered throughout. A stream runs through the garden, planted with Candelabra primula. There is a mountain ash grove, a hazel walk, old apple orchard and cherry walk, all of which incorporate bulb meadows. The walled garden includes a crab apple and rose tunnel, a pleached lime avenue and a pond with fountain. There are also rose and perennial beds and shrub and perennial borders around the walls.
Directions: Millfield is at the west end of Falkland. From the High Street, take the road signposted to Leslie. Millfield is on the left-hand-side.

Straiton Farm, Balmullo KY16 0BN
Mrs Barbara Pickard
T: 01334 870203 bmpickard@clara.co.uk

Open 3, 10 June, 10am-1pm

A profusion of spring bulbs and unusual flowering shrubs and clematis inter-planted with well-established herbaceous borders. A large well-established collection of English roses and herbaceous and tree peonies are also to the fore in early summer.
Directions: From Cupar enter Balmullo via A914 from Dairsie, pass the telephone box and shop, leave the village and take the second exit left on a sharp right-hand bend. From Dundee approach Balmullo on A914, go under the railway bridge and take the second right, signposted Lucklawhill. At the T junction, turn right and follow road straight on past the telephone box and down the hill to the farm visible in the distance. If using a SatNav please ignore if directions are given to Logie and down the quarry road as it is disused and unsafe. You should approach Straiton from the St Michaels, Balmullo Road which will be well signposted.
Full wheelchair access, dogs on leads welcome

1 Northview Terrace, Wormit DD6 8PP
Peter and Angela Davey
T: 01382 541635 or 07768 406946

Open 6, 10 June 4pm-8pm

Situated four miles south of Dundee, this one-acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay. Set on a hill, a series of paths meander around ponds and a small stream, rockeries featuring hellebores and low-level planting, a curved lawn and larger borders. Original woodland paths lead to a granite grotto with waterfall pool. At the rear of the house the vegetable garden features raised beds made from granite sets. We have recently removed rhododendrons to create more space for seating and flower beds.
Directions: From B946 park on Naughton Road outside Spar shop and walk up path on the left following signs.
Accessible by public transportation

Crail KY10 3XH
Baron and Lady Wormiston
T: Katherine Taylor, Head Gardener 07905 938449

Open 6, 13 June, 10am-4pm

The ongoing restoration and transformation of this ‘pocket’ estate’s 17th century Scot’s tower house and gardens continues to evolve and delight. Within the walled garden, imaginatively clipped yew hedges enclose ‘rooms’ filled with luxuriantly planted herbaceous borders, a productive potager garden, wildflower meadows, an intricate box parterre, water features and a magical shade garden which is home to four of Scotland’s largest Griselinia littoralis specimens. In recent years planting has extended into the wider woodland policies and highlights include a new Nuttery (inspired by Sissinghurst), extensive wildflower meadows and waterside plantings surrounding an impressively landscaped pond.
Directions: One mile north of Crail on the A917 Crail to St Andrews road. Crail/St Andrews bus.
Partial wheelchair access, dogs on leads welcome, accessible by public transportation

Charities supported
40% net of the proceeds goes to Scotland’s Gardens Scheme’s beneficiary charities. The remainder will be split equally between the Rotary Club of St Andrews’ Arclight Eye Project and East Neuk First Responders.

£25 for entrance to all gardens. Accompanied children free. Pre-sales tickets available only online at Eventbrite. Tickets otherwise available on the day at the gardens, Gardens can also be visited individually for £5.00 each.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For general questions about purchassing tickets, please contact our office at 0131 226 3714 or info@scotlansgardens.org. For more detailed questions about the gardens, please contact our Fife District volunteers at fife@scotlandsgardens.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket with you when visiting the gadrens.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your ticket is transferrable, anyone can use it. Though we ask, as we are raising money for charity, that tickets not be shared. Thus the name on your ticket need not match the person who attends.

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