This year Gardening Scotland marks its 21st birthday. That’s 21 years of bringing gardeners across the country the very the best of flowers, inspiration and growing advice.
We may be all grown up, but we are still as fresh as a daisy and this year we’ve got so much lined up that you’d be mad to miss out on what’s shaping up to be a very big year for the show.
From glorious features in the Floral Pavilion (still hush hush but we’ve seen the plans and we’ve gone a bit giddy) to an astonishing line up of top nurseries selling irresistible plants and of course, the return of the Secret Gin Garden (well it’s not every day you turn 21) we’ve got all the pleasures of growing, gardening and outdoor living well and truly covered.
From beautiful flowers, inspirational Show Gardens and College Street, where garden design students will be showing off their creative ideas for that trickiest of spaces, the front garden, there will be plenty to get you thinking about new ways to transform your own plot.
But you don’t need to have green fingers to join us because there’s something for everyone, from a huge Craft Pavilion where you can find original artworks, clothing and jewellery; dozens of stalls selling every possible kind of home and gardening accessory; a Plant Village bursting with instant colour to take home and plant; live music, and the Big Back Garden with daredevil tree climbing included amongst the games and family fun, Gardening Scotland has all the ingredients for a great day out.
So don’t miss out, make a date for Gardening Scotland 2020 and come along and join in the party.
New bus routes
It’s never been easier to get to Gardening Scotland, not now that we’ve added four new routes to our popular travel and ticket packages. Now you can hope aboard luxury transport from Lothian Motorcoaches and be whisked straight to the showground.
Coaches will be picking up at 33 locations across Scotland including Dumfries, Inverness, Hawick and North Berwick, calling in at Hamilton, Galashiels, Peebles, Aviemore, Pitlochry, Perth, Perstonpans, Musselburgh and Dalkeith along the way.
This is in addition to our existing routes that start from Aberdeen, St Andrews, Stirling, Greenock, Ayr and Coatbridge.
So whether you live in Paisley, Airdrie, Glenrothes, Glasgow or a dozen other towns across the country, you can simply hop on board and let someone else do the driving while you sit back, relax and enjoy everything that the Show has to offer.
One of the best things about Gardening Scotland is that you can find things at the show that you’d never find anywhere else, whether that’s jewel-like alpines from award-winning nursery D’Arcy and Everest, lush fronds from specialist growers Alchemy Ferns or the blue and white spires of RHS gold medal standard camassias from Hare Spring Cottage Plants, the flowers on offer are numerous and bewitching. And that’s not all, the accessories and garden artworks are just as irresistible, so whether you are on the lookout for compostable gardening gloves (yes, there is such a thing) from Centre Sales Gloves, or a beautiful, life-size maple tree, every leaf and stalk handcrafted by blacksmith Raymond Douglas then you can find exactly what you are looking for, and a whole lot more besides.
Save money. Book your tickets now to take advantage of early bird prices.