Cally Gardens up for sale
The home of a well-known plantsman has been put on the market.
Michael Wickenden, pictured right, ran Cally Gardens in Gatehouse for nearly 30 years until he died during an expedition in Myanmar – previously known as Burma – in October, 2016, at the age of 61.
During his time running Cally Gardens, Michael built up its reputation as a specialist plant nursery and he was known for his plant hunting expeditions around the world.
Now the gardens – which he ran from 1987 until his death – and the house are on the market for £275,000.
The gardens contain Michael’s collection of more than 3,000 perennials, many grown from seed and collected from his expeditions.
Selling agents JHS Law said: “The sale of Cally Gardens with its outstanding plant collection and reputation offers a great opportunity to build on Michael’s legacy.”
There will also be an exhibition in tribute to Michael’s work at Logan Botanic Gardens near Port Logan from March 1.
It will look at some of his expeditions and includes some of his photographs of plants, people and landscapes.