St Monans unlocks the garden gates

St Monans drew the crowds on Sunday with its maritime attractions overshadowed by its horticultural prowess.

A total of 10 gardens had their gates opened to the public, with the planting on show ranging from the long-established to the newly-created.

St Monans Open Gardens May 2014

St Monans Open Gardens May 2014

While the owners admitted their work was trapped beween the end of spring wilt and the beginning of the summer bloom, the efforts on show still impressed the continuous stream of visitors. New this year to the Scotland’s Gardens event, which raised £1300 for charity, were two public sites – the Serenity Garden and the benches on Braehead, where the surrounding area has been transformed by two residents.

Our main photograph shows the stunning garden at Inverie which overlooks the sea.