03/07 2022 1:00pm
Stenton (Stane Toon), with its ancient cottages of pink-purple hued sandstone and orange pantile roofs set around three village greens, has been awarded Outstanding Conservation status. The Neo-Gothic parish church designed by William Burn presides over the ruins of a 16th century tower and 17th and 18th century monuments in the kirkyard. There is a thriving horticultural society which holds a biennial horticultural show. The Open Gardens include a mix of walled cottage gardens of various sizes. Many are divided into garden-rooms with lush planting, garden ornaments, wild flower areas, ponds, seating areas, vegetable and fruit cultivation and much more. The gardens are managed intensively to provide year-round colour, interest and produce.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.