Twenty four enthusiastic members of the Historic Garden Society [Gardens Trust] from all over the UK visited Moat Brae garden at the beginning of a week long tour of the gardens of SW Scotland.
They were led by Kristina Taylor, garden historian, researcher and author of Passion for Plants and Patronage and Women Gardener Designers 1900 to the Present.
They were welcomed by PPMBT Trustee, Allen Paterson, and given a short overview of the project by fellow Trustee, Pam Pumphrey.
Peter McGowan, garden designer for the development of the Neverland Discovery Garden at Moat Brae, explained the garden’s historic plans and shared those for the future.
There was lively, knowledgeable input from the group about the challenges landscaping the site presents and lots of interest in the preservation of the older trees.
The group also had time to explore the house and were thrilled with the opportunity to see the basic structure of a beautiful Georgian house and many vowed to return to enjoy the established Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling and the Neverland Discovery Garden.