What is Strathspey Open Gardens?
For a small sum you can enjoy a whole day poking around people’s private gardens. Centred around the Nethy Bridge area the open gardens might also be in Grantown-on-Spey, Dulnain Bridge, Boat-of-Garten, Street of Kincardine or Tulloch. The gardens open will be some old favourites but we aim to bring in new gardens each year too. We also vary the time of year to bring different aspects of each garden.
The point is for you to have a social day of fun and inspiration, but at the same time the cash collected is donated to a small local group or charity to help them along the way too.
The gardeners really enjoy showing off their prowess, so it’s a win, win, win situation!
Enjoy your freshly Home-made Lunch in the Community Centre in the heart of Nethy.
An option is for you to take a reasonably priced lunch in the Community Centre in Nethy Bridge. You can choose from a couple of home-made soups; fresh filled buns generously filled with salad organically grown at Auchendean Lodge; Home-cooked meats from Michael Mustard’s in Nethy and smoked salmon from the Smokery in Grantown; Teas, coffees and the home made cakes baked in the village come in a huge, delicious variety.
Date and Tickets
Tickets are available to buy locally a couple of weeks prior to the event. The committee would like to thank Ewe and Me in Grantown, the Spar in Nethy, the Speyside Centre in Dulnain and the Post Office in Boat-of-Garten for selling the tickets.
In addition we would like to thank the local people who donate baking; Walkers Shortbread for biscuits and cakes and Spey Valley Smokehouse for smoked salmon. But especially we thank the garden owners who make the whole event possible.
If anyone has a garden they would be willing to open, please get in touch with the committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant and Craft Sales
In addition to the open gardens there are usually several places where crafts and plants are for sale. In 2013 we introduced a couple of talks in the gardens for tips on gardening for wildlife.