Plant sale to help grow Botanic Gardens

Gardeners looking for inspiration and plants to brighten up their borders will be heading to Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Stobo, on Sunday 7 October.

An Autumn Plant Sale, organised by Friends of Dawyck, will have stalls filled with many gardeners’ favourites and some unusual specimens not normally available in garden centres.

The organisers are happy to accept bare rooted as well as potted plants on the day any time after 9.30am, labelled with the botanical name if possible or at least the common name and flower colour. 

The sale, run and staff by Dawyck Friends including the eight committee members, will be held from 10am to 3pm and entry is free.

On behalf of the Friends Committee, Jane Buchanan-Dunlop said: “The sale offers visitors a chance to pick up something unusual at a competitive price together with a wide range of reliable plants.  Our Autumn Plant Sale is a good way to support the important work of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh across all four Gardens.

Last year, Dawyck’s Autumn Plant Sale was attended by around 240 people and raised £1,411 for the Small Projects Fund. Money raised from the autumn sale will be used to buy new display tables for events like the plant sales and a shed in which to store them.