Open Gardens at Dirleton

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme
Dirleton Open Gardens

Dirleton gardens will be open to the public on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, each from 2 pm – 5.30 pm.

During the past few weeks I have been contacting garden owners. I am pleased that we can open twelve gardens, although this is down on 2018. It includes three new openers. The numbers have been affected by illness and the return of foreign travel breaks after Covid. We are always looking for new garden openers so I will be pleased to discuss this with anyone who is interested – there is still time to participate.

Dirleton school will be opening their orchard, which is well worth a visit. It has fruit trees, willow tunnels and a wishing tree.

The RNLI will as before be providing teas in the Kirk Hall and we are grateful to them for taking this on.

The entrance charge for the Open Gardens is £7 per person, set by Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, and there is no charge for children. The fee includes entrance to the Castle gardens and a village map will be provided showing which gardens are open. The ticket booth will be on the Green but garden openers will also have tickets to sell if visitors start at one end of the village.

The funds raised will go 40% to the RNLI, 20% to the Dirleton Village Association (the village’s conservation charity) and 40% Scotland’s Gardens Scheme’s beneficiaries – these are The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, Maggie’s cancer charity and Perennial, which is the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

So please help to make this event go smoothly and enjoy the opportunity to look at open gardens throughout the village. Help on the day to erect two gazebos on the Green and to assist on giving directions to the gardens, etc, would be very welcome. Encourage friends and relatives to come and wish for good weather.

Carol Drysdale
Organiser of Dirleton Open Gardens
Telephone 01620 850264
Mobile 07789 915459