Let your green fingers linger at Letham

Letham iis opening its gardens on Sunday June 14
Letham iis opening its gardens on Sunday June 14

Letham in Angus is opening its gardens on Sunday (June 14), from 12 to 5pm.

All visitors are welcome to visit this diverse range of gardens from cottage style to shady gardens to small gardens. There is a variety of different styles and plants amongst these gardens which promises to make a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon for all garden lovers. Several new gardens have been added this year.

Tickets and maps are available in the Scout Hall, Auldbar Road. There will be teas and a plant stall at Letham Church Hall in the village centre.

The money raised will go to Letham and Dunnichen Scout Group and Scotland’s Gardens designated charities.

Angus and Fife Garden Trail 2015 Scotland’s Gardens is introducing an exciting new venture into their 2015 programme – The Angus and Fife Garden Trail. Following the fantastic success of the Fife Garden Trail in 2013, you will now be able to follow this Trail across the silvery Tay to include some beautiful gardens from Angus.

Running over May and June, this year’s Angus and Fife Trail provides an opportunity to see 12 privately owned gardens, all different and several of which have rarely admitted visitors before. It also offers a very flexible way to visit the gardens whether you wish to visit the area and see all gardens in short succession or take the two months to see them all. The gardens can also be visited at different times of the day, with some open all day, some in the afternoon and others in the afternoon and evening. Some include plants for sale, others teas.

Follow this ‘Trail sans frontiers’ around four amazing Angus gardens and to Fife to eight more fabulous gardens! The gardens represent a diverse range of character and design from the beauty and scent of a bluebell wood in late spring to a garden designed around the ancient art of herbal medicine. Some gardens are symmetrical and formal while others are flowing and irregular. Others again are designed as a combination of formal structure with naturalist romantic perennial plantings within. There are gardens designed to entice and draw the garden visitor from one space to the next providing a sense of travel and discovery or to invite the curious to enjoy many unusual plants at close quarters.

All this is offered to raise money for charity, with two very worthwhile cancer charities in Angus and Fife earmarked along with Scotland’s Gardens’ traditional beneficiaries.

For more information on the Letham event and other garden openings in Angus visit the SG website at www.scotlandsgardens.org