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Royal Visit to Ayrshire Community Garden.

Netherthird Community Garden warmly welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to a special opening on the 9th September. The garden, the brainchild of Margaret Campbell, was set up in 2010 and is helping to transform the lives of many local residents. Despite the constant rain, crowds turned out the see the royal couple and visitors enjoyed wonderful teas. Read more here

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay with garden volunteer Ian Marshall.
A brief piece from our Chairman, David Mitchell, who wishes you all well. He hopes you have had a successful summer, opening and visiting gardens, and that you have survived the rigours of the weather. May your Autumn gardens be full of colour and a bountiful harvest!
Mr Lowry, our faithful canine visitor, is looking forward to his Autumn walks and he will be recounting his tales in our next newsletter.
Swing for Joy - we've got lots of great ideas for children's activities! 
Looking for ways to inspire kids in the garden? Whether you're a garden opener or a garden visitor here are some fun ideas we're sharing with our volunteers to get the kids into the garden. 
Take full advantage of the Autumn colours by visiting some of our gardens open this October:
Hollytree Lodge, Dollar: open by arrangement until the 31st October.
Dundonnell House, Little Loch Broom: open Monday- Friday by arrangement until the 31st October.
Ardwell House Gardens, Ardwell: open until the 31st October, 10.00 - 5.00pm.
A BIG Hello from our new Marketing Officer, Imogen. Click here to find out what she gets up to in our office.
A message from our sponsor
Scotland's Gardens Scheme is so grateful to be sponsored by Investec, international specialist banking and asset management group. 
Portrack, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
We are delighted to announce that the opening date for The Garden of Cosmic Speculation will be Sunday 6th May, 2018. Tickets for the event will be released on Thursday, 1st February 2018. Details on how to purchase tickets will be shown on our website nearer the time.
Image copyright: Ming Thein
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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