Under Scotland’s Garden Scheme, 6 gardens opened in Kippen on Sunday 17th June. They were Glentirran, Dun Eaglais, Farringford, Stone Lea, Woodstone House and Arnmoulin. We were lucky with a dry day with blinks of sunshine, and crowds of people both from the village and further afield. £2,796 was raised for two charities, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Start Up Stirling.
Teas were a huge success in the Reading Rooms, with the chance to walk round the community garden at the rear of the building.
All the hard work of the owners of the gardens was well rewarded with many comments about the different styles of planting, the structure of the gardens and of course, our spectacular views. One visitor said with real feeling, “You are very blessed” and I think we are.