29 Scaur O’Doon Road Garden Opening & Plant Sale

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

29 Scaur O’Doon Road, Ayr, Scotland, KA7 4EP.  On Friday 10th June 2022, Saturday 11th June 2022, Sunday 12th June 2022, and Monday 13th June 2022, 29 Scaur O’Doon Road Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for Scotland’s Garden Scheme. 29 Scaur O’Doon’s garden comprises four separate gardens, each with its own characteristics. The exotic garden boasts Magnolia, olive, fig, Choisya, Callistemon and Desfontania. The woodland garden contains inter alia ilex, copper beech, Laburnam and includes a spectacular Sole Grande specimen. The most recent development has been the terraced garden with several varieties of Hebe, Cistus, Spirea plus various sedums and herbaceous plants but still very much a work in progress. The hanging garden is potentially a major attraction, and an artificial bog is under construction, along with the development of a kitchen garden. Over the years soil has been imported and incorporated in the ground but the main source of humus and body has been seaweed with a plentiful supply just beyond the front entrance and compost, annual production of which is now over one cubic metre per annum. The garden has been described as one of surprise and this accords with the basic philosophy behind it. Directions: On the A77 bypass approaching the town follow the signs for Stranraer until the far end until you come to the turning for Alloway. Doonfoot and Heads of Ayr are on the right. Follow the road, keeping left at the roundabout, for about half-a-mile to the T junction at the Burns Centre and turn left. After crossing over the bridge turn right into Longhill Avenue and carry straight on across the roundabout and down Earls Way. Turn right at the T junction and then into the seafront car park. The entrance to the garden is at the end of the cul-de-sac on Castle Walk, where there is a public car park 50 metres from the front gate. Buses 9 and 361 from the centre of town. Other details: Visitors should note that some paths are quite narrow and not advised for anyone dependant on walking aids. These are highlighted in the garden plan. If telephoning, evenings are preferred. There will be a plant sale at this opening, for more information, please click here.

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