SHORE GARDENS OPEN WEEKEND

Written by on 24/06/2014

Once again the annual opening of some of Argyll’s finest private gardens will take place  Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29.

The gardens will be open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm both days.

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Andy pleased to be chatting to the listeners (with another celebrity in background)

On Tuesday local artist and friend of DCR Andy McClintock will be visiting the Dcr live studio to inform listeners of what they can expect to see this weekend

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                                                                                                     Young Keith, Andy and Neil on a previous visit                 

Seven very different gardens on a 7 mile stretch off the A880, overlooking the Holy Loch, the Clyde and Loch Long.  Gardening for wildlife, colour combinations and for low maintenance, with terracing, sculpture, wildflower meadows and ponds, herbaceous borders and trees from seed.                                                                       Please note some gardens are on steep slopes with limited disabled access

 

19-20 Graham’s Point, Kilmun (Mr & Mrs A McClintock)

This garden includes examples of Andy’s world famous “stone” sculptures some of which feature the fused glass by Ann McClintock

19-20 Grahams Point - Shore Villages 2

PHOTO BY ANDREA JONES

 

Dunclutha, Strone (Mr & Mrs R Aldam)

This garden resembles a wild flower meadow with fernery, shrubbery and lavender. .Teas and plants for sale both days

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Belhaven, Blairmore (Mr & Mrs J Hampson)

Has its own polytunnel, greenhouse and wildlife pond,

Gardening books and plants for sale

 

 

Saltire House, Blairmore (Mr & Mrs I McEwan)

Asummer themed garden with many warmed coloured plant and two great bridges

 

4 Swedish Houses, Ardentinny (E Connell)

Miniature,  giant plants, obscure plants and a pond.

 

 

5 Swedish Houses, Ardentinny (Mr & Mrs B Waldapfel) Garden Cottage, Ardentinny (Mr & Mrs A McLundie).

An Artist’s garden full of bright coloured flowerers and a mini medow

5 Swedish Houses Shore Villages 4

 

Seven very different gardens on a 7 mile stretch off the A880, overlooking the Holy Loch, the Clyde and Loch Long.  Gardening for wildlife, colour combinations and for low maintenance, with terracing, sculpture, wildflower meadows and ponds, herbaceous borders and trees from seed.  Some gardens are on steep slopes with limited disabled access.

 

There is a small fee £4.00, accompanied children free to view all gardens

All proceeds to SG Beneficiaries

http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/

http://www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk/

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