St Andrews’ not so Hidden Gardens

Gardens will be open to the public to browse
Gardens will be open to the public to browse

St Andreans throw their gardens open to the public next weekend for the annual Hidden Gardens events.

Promoted by the town’s Preservation Trust, Hidden Gardens gives visitors the opportunity to see behind garden gates that are usually kept firmly closed.

With a walk that stretches from the Preservation Trust Museum’s own garden in North Street, 10 gardens across the town will be welcoming keen gardeners. There’s a chance to see a typical walled fisherman’s cottage garden in North Castle Street, the small garden at St James Church on The Scores, and the work of the St Andrews Express Group at their allotment in Kinburn Park.

Along the way there will be entertainment at St John’s House in South Street, with music from the Fife Horn Union, Billy Anderson and the Kilrymont Accordion Band and the Leuchars Military Wives Choir, and at Doocot, where Callum McLeod will be playing the piano.