Macplants win Premier Gold award at Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland, Scotland’s National Gardening and Outdoor Living Show, has announced its 2016 Award Winners which include Pencaitland based Macplants.

Macplants Gavin McNaughton took to Twitter to share the good news:

Exhibitors and designers have been working hard for many months to display the very best in floral art, floral exhibits and Show Gardens and their efforts were judged last night (Thursday) by an esteemed panel of judges, including TV gardening expert Jim Buttress.

In total, there were six Premier Gold winners:

Ayr Bonsai Group; Scottish Rock Garden Club; Macplants – Herbaceous and Woodland Plants; Kevock Garden Plants – Alpine, Bog and Woodland Plants; Dibleys Nurseries – Streptocarpus and SRUC – The Hive Jive Garden.

Martin Dare, Show Organiser, said:

Everyone who exhibits at Gardening Scotland is a winner as far as we are concerned but each year we are delighted when we see some of the most truly outstanding exhibits walk away with a well deserved certificate.

When it comes to gardening at home however, it’s not about winning awards, it’s all about doing something you enjoy and learning on the job so please do come along to Gardening Scotland to find some inspiration to help your own garden grow.”

Gardens open in East Lothian

Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity, was created in 1931 in order to facilitate the opening of private gardens to the public as a means of raising money to support the training and pensions of the Queen’s Nurses, generally known as District Nurses. Four years earlier The National Gardens Scheme had been founded in England for the same purpose.

East Lothian gardens that are open to the public on specific dates include several in Athelstaneford Village, Dirleton Village, Gifford Village, Greywalls, Humbie Dean, Inveresk Lodge Garden, Inveresk Village, Newhailes, Shepherd House, Stenton Village, Traprain Garden Circle, Tyninghame House and Winton House.  A full listing can be seen here.

The garden pictured is Garvald Grange, one the gardens included in the Traprain Garden Circle.

The 2016 Guidebook can be purchased on the Scotland’s Gardens website can be purchased for £7 including p&p.

More info: www.scotlandsgardens.org