Glenbervie House Gardens open day proves blooming success
By Louise Shankley | Posted 5th August 2019 | CSR
Over 200 visitors turned out to the Glenbervie House Gardens open day on Sunday (3 Aug) raising over £2,000 for charity.
Every year the traditional Scottish walled garden, located on the 2000-acre Glenbervie Estate alongside Macphie’s headquarters, opens its doors to the public as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme, a registered charity which helps raise funds for other charitable initiatives.
Offering guests something sweet in the tea tent, Macphie donated a selection of baked goods including strawberry tarts which were on sale to top up the charity total.
The Glenbervie Estate also donates a collection of indoor and outdoor plants to sell. This year the money is going to Scotland’s Garden Scheme beneficiaries and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
The garden is decorated with roses, herbaceous and annual borders along with vegetable patches brimming with brassicas from kale to brussel sprouts.
In the Victorian-style greenhouse, which extends along the south-facing wall, visitors were treated to a variety of pot plants and climbers including peaches and figs.
Chairman Alastair Macphie said, “Although in its 76th year, it’s great to see the open day is as popular as ever and we’re delighted with the turn out.
“Our team works incredibly hard keeping the gardens in good shape all year round and we’re proud to put this work on show every year.”