Glenfinart Walled Garden, Ardentinny
Glenfinnan Walled Garden is just a short walk from Ardentinny Beach, it does have its own parking spaces just outside though. You can see the location of the garden on the maps below.
The walled garden was built in the 1840's and is enclosed by a Grade B listed wall. After the First World War the estate was bought by the Forestry Commission and is now in the ownership of the Ardentinny Community Trust. This has allowed the community to stage events and to grow organic fruit and veg.
The gardens are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4.30pm and by appointment at other times. Thankfully for my latest visit, which was on a weekday, there was a sign that said come on in when the gates are open. So this allowed me to have a good look round, whilst the gardeners were hard at work.
A not so 'secret' Garden
Glenfinart Walled Garden featured on BBC's Scotland TV programme Beechgrove Garden during its early days and this helped to raise its profile. When I had last visited the gardens were not as established as they are now and they look amazing.
You'll notice all of the excellent features, including sensory garden, children's garden, orchard etc. Events are very popular and are staged regularly.
Here are some more of my photographs, well done to all involved with this wonderful community initiative.
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