Gardens developed over the last 30 years surrounding the last workable water mill in Clydesdale. The water wheel will be rotating, river levels permitting. A large collection of over 200 different ornamental trees with shrubs and herbaceous plants, as well as a large vegetable and fruit garden. The mill lade (stream) flows through the centre, providing diverse habitats including candelabra primula in late May. Large collection of tulips and narcissi in early spring followed by glorious displays of flowering cherry and crab apple. Wildlife protection and enhancement are priorities. Also visible are archaeological remains of the medieval grain milling, flax processing and a foundry. (The bell in Carmichael village was made here).
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.