Quercus Garden Plants is an independent Scottish nursery just 18 miles south of Edinburgh. Situated on an organic farm, 850 feet above sea level, the owners have created a series of gardens demonstrating what can be grown successfully in these sometimes challenging conditions.
A large part of the nursery gardens is dedicated to wildlife and biodiversity. The gardens are set out on a series of terraces with open views towards the Pentlands. The terrace bankings are awash with wild flowers through the year ensuring that the gardens and nursery literally buzz with wildlife.
The Silent Space
You will find the Silent Space in the orchard at the end of the nursery stockbeds. The area is enclosed by a Thuya hedge, a mixed native hedge and a fence clothed in climbers. The fourth side is open, with views across the nursery gardens to the Pentland Hills beyond. Here, on the end of the terrace visitors can sit on the bench, enjoy the views, the sounds of the birds and insects, and the quiet of the country.
- Web link: www.quercusgardenplants.co.uk
For opening times please check the garden's website.