Described by many as a plant-lover's paradise, Micklegarth Garden extends for approximately half an acre over a sheltered, south-west facing slope. It is set in the midst of a picturesque seaside village, and is generously filled with trees, shrubs and flowering plants, many of them grown from seeds or cuttings by the owners. From what was once a derelict piece of ground a luscious garden has emerged over the space of the last thirty years; it has featured on BBC Scotland's Beechgrove Garden programme, and has opened to the public on many occasions, mainly under the aegis of the Scotland's Gardens Scheme (SGS).
We are open in 2010 from 1st May until 1st August . This will be by arrangement since we cannot guarantee to be at home every day, so please either email me or phone (all contact details are in the Yellow Book - Gardens of Scotland, or on the SGS website - http://www.gardensofscotland.org)
We had a good season in 2009 and were delighted to welcome several groups of garden lovers to the garden, as well as enthusiastic individual visitors and families. We find it delightfully informative and encouraging to see our garden through other eyes as we go around with our guests and share ideas. We always try to be available both to give a potted history of the garden, and to answer individual queries (if we can).
We are hoping to keep you informed both in words and pictures of the ongoing progress of the Micklegarth year so you can judge for yourself when would be a good time to visit.