photo by:

Opening of Dirleton Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2020
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Dirleton Village Gardens – Open 13/14 June 2020

A message from Carol Drysdale:

Although we have been spared very severe weather conditions so far this year we may still have snow, but hopefully nothing too prolonged in the way of cold weather. Meanwhile our gardens are beginning to show signs of spring, with bulbs appearing and signs of growth on honeysuckle and roses. Time to think about new ideas and planting and about opening your garden for the gardens scheme on the dates above.

Please consider opening if you have never opened. It is worth a try and spurs one on to do some planting and get out in the garden. We have a bit more competition this year, with the villages of Longniddry, Gifford and Stenton and also Greywalls in Gullane all opening. With the exception of Stenton, the other villages are all opening after us. So it is important that we keep up standards and also aim for big attendances. Our takings last time, in 2018, were £5625 and we contributed to RNLI (40%), Scotland’s gardens scheme charities 40% and the Dirleton Village Association (20%).

I will be round in the next two weeks to talk to garden openers and I’m happy to talk to anyone who would like to consider opening for the first time. My contact details are below.

Carol Drysdale
Telephone 01620 850264
Mobile 07789 915459