Kames gardens opening raises £3,500 for charities

The gardens and grounds of Kames House at Leitholm were open to the public for the first time under Scotlands Gardens scheme.
The gardens and grounds of Kames House at Leitholm were open to the public for the first time under Scotlands Gardens scheme.

The gardens and grounds of Kames House at Leitholm were open to the public for the first time under Scotland’s Gardens’ scheme.

There was a fantastic turnout of over 400 people and everyone seemed to be having an enjoyable time.

Miranda Jenkinson said: We served over 200 teas and that, together with the entrance money and proceeds from the plant stall, came to £3,500 for the various charities under the umbrella of Scotlands Garden Scheme and for The Daisy Chain Trust which is a virtual charity, with little or no overheads, helping Lothian and Borders young people.

“We plan to open again next year but with the introduction of a produce stall from what is grown in the walled garden.”