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Opening of Dirleton Village Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2018
Dirleton gardens will be open on Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June from 2pm —6pm.

During the past few weeks I have been contacting garden owners. I am pleased to say that those who have previously opened their gardens are all happy to open again. We also have a couple of new gardens which is exciting.
New garden openers are always welcome and I will be pleased to discuss this with anyone who is interested.

An added attraction is the Dirleton Kirk Flower Festival which is held on the same days. It is open 11–4pm both days. The theme is Joseph’s Coat of many Colours.

The RNLI will as before be providing tea in the Kirk Hall and we are grateful to them for taking on this task

Dirleton School will be opening their orchard which is well worth a visit. It has fruit trees and willow tunnels and a wishing tree.

The entrance for the Open Gardens is £5 per person and there is no charge for children. This fee includes entrance to the Castle gardens.

The ticket booth will be on the green but garden openers will also have tickets to sell if visitors start at one end of the village.

The funds raised go to RNLI 40% and 40% to Scotland’s garden s scheme’s beneficiaries. They are the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, Maggie’s Centres, National Trust for Scotland’s garden fund and Perrenial— the gardeners Royal Benevolent Society. 20% is being given to the Dirleton Village association which is the village’s conservation charity.

So please help to make this event go smoothly and enjoy the opportunity of having a look at open gardens throughout the village. Encourage all friends and relatives and wish for good weather

Carol Drysdale
Organiser of Dirleton Open gardens