Open Gardens at Dirleton

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme
Dirleton Open Gardens

Dirleton gardens are open to the public under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme every second year. They opened last year, so the next opening will be in 2024. We usually open on both the Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend in June but next year’s dates will be confirmed nearer the time. As well as gardens being opened throughout the village, teas are offered in the Kirk Hall.

During the next few weeks gardens will be starting to grow again. Now is the time to think about any changes to be made in your garden.

Please contact me if you feel you would like more information about opening your garden in 2024. We always welcome new gardens and would be happy to discuss arrangements with you. For both new openers and existing ones we would value any new ideas about the opening days and any help that might be offered for the event.

The funds raised for charity as a result of the event are significant In each of the last two openings they amounted to nearly £6,000. This has been divided 40% to the RNLI (whose volunteers provide the teas), 20% to the Dirleton Village Association and 40% between Scotland’s Gardens Scheme’s beneficiaries – The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, Maggie’s cancer charity and Perennial, which is the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

Further information about next year’s opening will be given in Autumn 2023.


Carol Drysdale

6 The Glebe, Dirleton

Telephone 01620 850264

Mobile 07789 915459