We just can’t stop gardening
We’ve been gardening as a family business in Edinburgh for over 30 years. The first 20 were in the Walled Garden at Hopetoun House and since then at our custom-built New Hopetoun Gardens. We started in 1978 as landscape gardeners, offering for sale only those plants and products that we believed were worthy of inclusion in your garden. Today this is still the guiding principle behind our offering.
We have always been determined that we should be able to show you how the plants we sell will grow and behave as they get older. You can see that the products we offer for sale and our garden centre still reflect this founding ethos.
Our people are continually learning new things about gardening and our management team between them have worked with Dougal for over 140 years. That’s one of the reasons we can call ourselves the Skilled Plant People. Come and see if we can help you with any garden problems you have.
Besides being a shop window for you to explore, our themed display gardens are our laboratory for us to experiment with plants and products. Dougal and Lesley regularly judge the showgardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court, so they are continually discovering new things to bring to New Hopetoun Gardens. Lesley was also until recently a regular presenter on the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden TV programme.