The beautiful Dawyck Botanic Garden at Stobo near Peebles was the destination for Martin Whitfield MSP today as he visited to find out more about its work and latest developments.
Located in the hills of the Scottish Borders, Dawyck is a five star Garden renowned for its seasonal displays of snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas, blue poppies and autumn colour.
The 65-acre Garden enjoys an almost continental climate comprising warm dry summers followed by cold, snowy winters. Plants from the mountainous regions of Europe, China, Nepal, Japan and North America thrive there.
Mr Whitfield met with Dawyck’s curator, Graham Stewart, and took a tour of the various dedicated paths through the Garden as well as learning more about its history and future plans.
Speaking after the visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Dawyck for the first time and finding out more about its history and development over the years.
“It is a spectacularly beautiful place and another of South Scotland’s many first rate visitor attractions, which I can strongly recommend to anyone who has not been before!
“I’m grateful to Graham and his team for taking the time out to give me the tour of the garden and make me so welcome.”
Find out more about Dawyck at www.rbge.org.uk/visit/dawyck-botanic-garden.