Newhall features on an old monastic map of the 10th or 11th century and benefits from the trees planted there and the constant tending of the gardens. The walled garden was established in the 18th century. It was built by Robert Brown and is laid out in the traditional Scottish crucifix form, but became very neglected. The current owner, Tricia Kennedy, took on the challenge of restoring it, and the garden now boasts a huge herbaceous border running north east to south west, shrubberies, a collection of rosa spinossima and fruit and vegetables. It has featured in various publications.
More recently Tricia has concentrated on plants for her new cut flower business, Pentland Plants. After a welcome introduction, Tricia will take the group round the walled garden and explain how she has set up her new business and plans the garden accordingly.
The visit will cost £15 for members and £18 for non-members.