Dougarie to host second open garden day

Visitors at the entrance to the castellated folly gardens at last year’s open garden event at Dougarie.

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Dougarie Estate will once again open up its gardens to help raise charitable funds as part of the Scotland’s Garden Scheme this weekend.

In addition to the terraced garden with its castellated folly being available for visitors to enjoy, the Victorian Boathouse will be open for home made teas and plant stalls.

Dougarie Estate has supported the garden scheme for many years and all of the proceeds from the event help charitable causes. It is the second time the gardens have been open this summer after they held a fundraising day for Ukraine in May.

Under the garden scheme, 40 per cent of the proceeds from the day is shared between the Queens’ Nursing Institute, Perennial and Maggies.

The remaining 60 per cent of funds raised goes to the owners’ charity of choice, which this year, will be Pirnmill Village Association.

Visitors can expect the usual well-manicured terraced garden, the castellated folly which was built in 1905, afternoon teas and a selection of tender and rare plants and a small woodland area.

Everyone is welcome to attend on Sunday July 3, between 2pm and 5pm.