Open day and question time at Hospitalfield

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In association with Scotland’s Gardens, the walled garden at Hospitalfield in Arbroath will be open between 2 and 4 pm with a gardeners’ ‘Question Time’ style event at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, said: “The garden is blooming and showing the fruits of a very considerable commitment from our volunteer Garden Club.

“It is their work, over the last two years, which has made it possible for us to proudly invite visitors to the garden. Since April we have been participating in the scheme run by Scotland’s Gardens by opening the gardens every Saturday afternoon. This Saturday’s event however will be a special one with our own version of Gardeners’ Question Time.”

Those taking part in the Question Time session include Moira Coleman, Hospitalfield Garden Club and Garden Designer. Moira has been gardening for 25 years making gardens in France, England and Scotland. She is particularly keen on walled gardens which is what drew her to Hospitalfield.

Also taking part are Jeanette Ogilvie, owner of Pitmuies House and Garden near Guthrie; Frank Youil, horticultural adviser and Kevin Whyte, Hospitalfield groundsman.

Entry to the garden costs £3.50, including contribution to Scotland’s Gardens charities.

Delicious cake, tea and coffee will be available in the café.