Gar­den tours start date set

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The re­gion’s hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists have a treat in store next week.

The beau­ti­ful Cally Gar­dens opens for the new sea­son on March 1 and on Sun­day, March 3, new owner Kevin Hughes is invit­ing vis­i­tors to take a spe­cial tour of the gar­dens.

Kevin, who has only been the cus­to­dian of Cally since May last year, says that apart from the amaz­ing and ex­otic plant col­lec­tion at the gar­den, the tour will also fea­ture the changes that he has made al­ready.

They will also look at the chal­lenges ahead of the Cally team as they work to re­store and re­new this won­der­ful gem of the botan­i­cal world.

Kevin will also be in­tro­duc­ing many of the new hardy plants and shrubs that he has in­tro­duced to the Cally col­lec­tion, many be­ing the first of their kind to be planted in Scot­land and some the first in­tro­duc­tion to the United King­dom.

The tour com­mences at 2pm and is free to join.

Com­pli­men­tary re­fresh­ments will be served at the end of the tour.

Cally Gar­dens are open 10am to 5pm Thurs­day through to Sun­day. Nor­mal ad­mis­sion to the gar­dens is £5 for adults and free for un­der 16s.

In­tro­duc­ing new plants Kevin Hughes of Cally Gar­dens

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