Notes For “Permanent Planting in Pots” video- Friday 16th April

Handy project notes to accompany our Permanent Planting in Pots video Friday 16th April

We continue our series of youtube broadcasts with a couple of new videos:

Permanent Planting in Pots.

View video on Youtube: Video

You can find reference notes here:

Passionate About Pots Leaflet

Springtime Pot Recovery

How to create a herb tower

Virtual Art in the Garden Show 2020

Watch our Videao – Virtual Art in New Hopetoun Gardens 2020

Virtual Art in the Garden 2020

While the garden centre is now open everyday, we made the difficult decision to cancel this year's 'Art in the Garden' event because of the uncertainty of the current situation.

However, all is not lost. Necessity is the mother of invention, so the team have been getting even more creative than usual to produce the first ever "Virtual Art in the Garden" show. Lesley and Morag have turned their hand to film making, and shot a video in the gardens in which Lesley explores the value of including works of art in your garden and looks back at some previous installations in the gardens.  In her words a well chosen and well placed work of art can turn a lovely garden into an exceptional garden!

We've teamed up with the Summer Garden Festival Online Event organised by Discover Scottish Gardens which runs from the 13th June to the 15th of August. You can find more info and see the entrants HERE.

You can also look back on some of our previous year's events - ART IN THE GARDEN 2019

Perennial Charity Garden Tour – Book Soon!

3 Day Tour of Scotland’s most iconic Gardens, including rare and exclusive access to the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden!


Our friends at the Gardeners' Charity "Perennial" are offering an amazing 3 day tour next Summer which takes in some of Scotland's most iconic Gardens. The packed itinerary also includes an exclusive guided tour of the famous Beechgrove Garden in Aberdeen which is not normally open to the public.

Places are limited, so if you think you might be interested in this rare opportunity you will have to be quick and sign up with your deposit by mid December to avoid disappointment.

Full details of the tour, pricing and booking etc is available directly from the Perennial Charity Website HERE

Celebrate a 35th Birthday with a FREE Gift Voucher

Celebrate yours or a friend’s 35th Birthday with a FREE £35 Gift Voucher for our Garden Centre!


FREE Garden Centre Vouchers for 35 year olds

Are you 35 this year (or do you know someone who is) ? Then you can apply for our special "Gardener's Birthday" Gift Voucher.

We believe that the most common age that folk start to show an interest in gardening is 35. At this age many have their own garden, have possibly started a family and stopped burning the candle at both ends. Gradually they have grown into new potential gardeners!

We named this special 35th birthday as the "Gardener's Birthday" and always keen to encourage as many people as possible to take an interest in gardening and help them on their way, we offer a free £35 birthday voucher to spend here at New Hopetoun Gardens.

You or your nominator only have to apply by sending us your name, address and date of birth and we will send out one of our vouchers.

We have already received some lovely letters and notes saying that your son, daughter, wife or niece has indeed just started to get interested in gardening and would love to receive a voucher from us.

Terms & Conditions Apply, please enquire at the Garden Centre for details

“Maple Tree” wins A.I.G. People’s Vote

And the winner of Art In The Garden 2018 ‘The People’s Vote’ is…

…’Maple Tree’ created by R. Douglas Blacksmith!

We hope you enjoyed this year’s event and thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite. The votes for Maple Tree were entered into a prize draw with the following lucky winners selected at random:

First prize £50 NHG gift vouchers
Jeanett Bryce (Rosyth)

Five runner up prizes of £10 NHG gift vouchers
Elaine Ingram (Lindores)
Margaret Muir (S. Queensferry)
Natalie Marshall (Balerno)
Jim Pryde (Edinburgh)
Eileen Jackson (Polmont)
Congrats to everyone!