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Happy Summertime!

Summer is upon us and there are lots of gardens to visit.  Every visit helps us to raise money for charity! Visit our website to find a garden near you.

Through the Garden Gate, by David Mitchell (Chair of SGS)
Good Evening all, I trust this newsletter finds both you and your gardens in good health having survived the unseasonal ravages of desert heat in late May through into June; something, which was quickly...  Read more here

Message from Queen's Nurses Institute of Scotland (SGS beneficiary)
Twenty Queen's Nurses are promoting health and well-being across communities in Scotland thanks to the training provided by your support opening and visiting gardens.  Read more here
Ideas for Children's Activities

Next year, 2018, VisitScotland is celebrating the "Year of Young People" and we plan to join in.  We're collecting ideas to share with our Garden Openers and would appreciate your help.  Do you run children's activities on your open day? Could you spare a couple of minutes to fill out our survey
Recipe for Blackcurrant Leaf Jellies

Blackcurrant leaves have so much flavour and can be used in a wide range of dishes and drinks from tea to sorbet.  It's very easy to make and gives you that very strong blackcurrant flavour while being very clear in appearance.  A great way to make use of your blackcurrant bush before the fruit is fully ripe.  Find the recipe here.
Meet the garden owner: we caught up with some of the garden owners in Colinton, Edinburgh to find out why they open their garden for charity.
And then some upcoming NEW gardens, and some celebrating many years with SGS. 
Knock House, Forres, IV36 2UH
Sat/Sun 15/16 July, 1:30-5:30pm
Morayshire & Nairn, more info here
Glenbervie, Stonehaven, AB39 3YA
Sun 6th August, 2-5pm
Celebrating 75 years of opening!
Kincardineshire, more info here
Peebles Gardens, EH45 9DX
Sun 6th August, 2-5pm
Peeblesshire, more info here

Westwater, Langholm, DG13 0LU
Sat 15 July, 2-5pm  POP-UP OPEN
Dumfriesshire, more info here
Dundonnell, WesterRoss, IV23 2QW
20 July, 17 Aug, 21 Sept, 2-5pm
Celebrating 50 years of opening!
Inverness-shire, more info here
Auld Post Office, KW1 5XR
Sun 27th Aug, 2-5pm
Caithness, more info here
Over £1 million has been raised for charity over the last 5 years at garden openings.  And over 200 charities have benefitted. 
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