Bruckhills Croft

Rothienorman, Inverurie

Offering a pleasant mix of wild and cultivated plants, Paul and Helen Rushton’s country-cottage garden has an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

Situated just after Badenscoth Nursing Home on the B9001, here you can relax on one of the many seats in the garden and take in the signs of spring.

There will be much to spot in the way of new growth and insect life in the wildflower meadow, as well as around the pond, which is bordered by a mix of wildflowers, primulas and irises.

The croft’s snowdrop collection, which featured on the Beechgrove Garden in 2017, includes 400 named varieties, many of which will still be in flower.

Colour-themed borders and a “Butterfly Alley” are attractive and fun for exploring, and a children’s treasure trail will keep youngsters occupied while you enjoy a cuppa and some homebaking in the pavilion.

Book by arrangement until March 17 on 01651 821596.


Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway

Situated three miles from the “Muckle Toon” of Langholm on the B709 towards Eskdalemuir, the woodland around Craig is known as the Snowdrop Walk for the large variety grown there over the last 30 years.

Some have started to naturalise down by the River Esk, and the riverbank and surrounding woodland will likely be beginning to bloom with lesser celandine and the tiny flowers of February Daphne.

Admission to Craig is by arrangement until March 10. Call 01387 370230.

The Hidden Gardens

By the Tramway, Glasgow

With its evergreens and red berries, the Hidden Gardens’ Ballet Border has provided cheer throughout winter.

Now, the urban green space starts its weekend gardening sessions again from March 9 to get in preparation for growing season ahead.

It’s also a good time to see what’s going on in the garden’s wildlife area, which is designed to provide food and shelter for insects, mammals and birds.

Whether it’s bees buzzing or buds bursting too early, the Woodland Trust wants everyone to help monitor how climate change is affecting plants and wildlife.

Contribute at


Stable House, South Lanarkshire

Cleghorn is a popular location for weddings with its beautiful grounds and immaculate lawns which are maintained around the year.

The 18th century gardens are gradually being renovated and offer views to the south of Tinto Hill and the Cleghorn Glen.

Small seasonal wildflowers will be in abundance around the grounds’ mature beech, oak and lime trees and shrubs.

Admission on Saturday March 9 from 2pm to 4pm is by donation and there’s a prize-winning book title trail for adults and children.

10 Pilmuir Road West

Forres, Moray

Expect to see insects, birds and other wildlife at Lorraine Dingwall’s small town garden in Nairn as well as some of the 150 named snowdrops still in flower.

The plantswoman manages the garden, which features over 300 cultivars of hostas and an extensive collection of geraniums, entirely without the use of artificial fertilisers or chemicals.

Instead, she encourages hedgehogs, toads and wild birds to control slugs.

Admission is £3 by arrangement until March 31 on 01309 674634 .