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Scotland – Visit to Dr Neil’s Garden, Edinburgh – Booking suspended subject to government advice – Please check back for regular updates

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Description

Dr Neil’s Garden is one of the most remarkable gardens in Edinburgh. Hidden behind the 12th Century Duddingston Kirk, it is so much more than a garden, it is a haven for people and wildlife. This secret garden is the result of the imagination, dedication & sheer hard work of Drs. Andrew & Nancy Neil. They began work on the garden in 1963 and their patients were encouraged to assist to benefit from the outdoor activity & the peace of its setting. A Trust was set up in 1997 to safeguard its future.

The planting is mainly conifers, rhododendrons, heathers & alpines interspersed with magnolias, azaleas & primulas & underplanted with spring bulbs. There are also herbaceous borders & a physic garden, a memorial to the founders & their life-long interests in horticulture & medicine

Claudia Poittier has been the gardener at Dr Neil’s since 2000 and now has the help of a loyal group of volunteers.

You will meet Claudia on arrival at 2pm and she will then take you on a tour of the garden where there will also be an opportunity to meet some of the volunteers.

The cost is £10 per person which includes a hot drink.  Please bring weather appropriate clothing.

Event Details

Date: June 27, 2020

Start time: 10:15

End time: 12:00

Venue: Littlethorpe Manor, North Yorkshire