Explore The Hidden Gardens
Find out more about out plant collection, artworks and to listen to our audio guides.
A key landmark of the Gardens the chimney pays tribute to the Gardens industrial past.
The Boilerhouse is on the site of the original boiler that provided the energy for the former tramworks. The Boilerhouse is used for community activities and events and is also hired out for meetings, family birthday parties and workshops.
Lawn & Ginko Tree
A Gingko biloba tree is planted in the lawn. A living fossil, now almost extinct in the wild, Gingko biloba trees grew some 160 million years ago, including in Scotland.
Started in 2019, the ornamental kitchen garden is where you will find many kinds of vegetables and fruits.
Native and Exotic Plant Collection
Trees and shrubs from around the world reflect local Scottish and Asian communities. Make a wish and offer it to the Wishing Trees (Trees near The Potager).
Plants here feed many different kinds of bees and pollinating insects for miles around.
Circular poems carved into 5 sandstone way markers can be read in many ways. Can you find them all? Created by artist Gerry Loose.
Shady Meadow & Himalayan Birch
Look at the white bark of the birch trees. Hear the rustling grasses that make seeds for the birds to eat during the colder months.
A library of wooden books that shows different kinds of trees native to Scotland. Created by artist Alec Finlay.
A quiet space surrounded by beech hedges and birch trees. Spot the old tram tracks. Be careful not to disturb the woodpiles, homes for insects and bees.
Here you can find many of the creatures that make their home here, including the Bee & Butterfly Border where plants full of nectar provide food for bees and insects.
There are hundreds of kinds of mint. Here you can find pineapple mint, ginger mint spearmint, apple mint, eau de cologne mint and catmint.
White Wall Border
Admire the espalier fruit trees and herbaceous border. All loved by bees.
A lovely smelling border of herbs that can be used for good health and good food.
Scottish Ballet Border
Scottish Ballet sponsored this flower bed for their Ruby Anniversary, so the plants here are different shades of red, pink and purple.
Our plant kiosk is open in spring and summer. Flowering and edible plants available by donation.
A place of healing and relaxation.