Montrose gardens to open doors to raise charity cash

Straton House, Castle Place, Montrose
Straton House, Castle Place, Montrose

Gardens across the Montrose and Hillside area will open their doors in aid of a charity fund-raiser for one Sunday next month.

On Sunday, July 5, from 1 to 6pm eight gardens in the area will be open as part of the Scotland’s Garden scheme to open gardens to raise funds for worthy causes.

Admission is £4 and children go free with all the proceeds for this year’s event going to charity - 40 per cent to Friends of Stracathro and the remainder will go to organisations chosen by Scotland’s Gardens.

The open gardens this year will be: Straton House, 10 Castle Place (winner of a national garden competition in 2012); 7 Union Street; The Retreat, 190 High Street; Arwin House, 17 Renny Crescent; Eilan, 15 Cruickshank Park, Hillside; The Croft, Main Road, Hillside; The White House, Hillside; and Viewmount Cottage, Main Road, Hillside. Tickets, maps and descriptions can be obtained on the day from any of the open gardens. Refreshments will also be available at The White House, Hillside.

Any garden owners who might be interested in opening their own garden are asked to leave their contact details at any of the gardens visited.

Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other charities by facilitating the opening of gardens of horticultural interest of all sizes throughout Scotland to the public.