Garden scheme flourishes in Tayport

One of the gardens in Tayport open to the public under Scotland's Gardens Scheme
One of the gardens in Tayport open to the public under Scotland's Gardens Scheme
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THERE’S a chance to find out what’s behind the garden walls of Tayport this weekend when green-fingered residents open their gates to the public.

Nine gardens will be opening tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.

They are mostly walled gardens in a variety of styles, many with spectacular views across the Tay Estuary and towards Tentsmuir Point. The gardens have a range of themes, from recycling to Feng Shui, and include features such as sunken seating and linked pools. This is the third year the event has been held in Tayport, with just three participating in 2011.

Donald McCormick, who opened his garden for the first time last year, said: “Opening under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme last year was daunting initially, but we enjoyed meeting different people.

“We also realised that opening can create a great sense of community, and provide folk living on their own with another opportunity to socialise.”

The gardens are open both days from noon to 5pm to raise money for Tayport Community Trust, as well as Scotland’s Gardens charities. Tickets are available from Tayport Parish Church Hall, where teas will also be served.

www.scotlandsgardens.org