Kilry Village Gardens (pictured)

Glenisla, Angus

Members of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme around Glenisla and Blairgowrie open their gates to visitors next weekend, with 30% of admission fees each going to Dundee-based youth organisation the Hot Chocolate Trust and Barnardo’s Scotland’s Dundee Group.

There’s panoramic views of the glorious glen from June and John Browning’s garden at Easter Cammock, which features an established woodland area, rockery and herbaceous borders, and from Valerie and Charles Summers’ garden at The Mill, where herbaceous borders blend with wilder areas.

Other gardens to feature in the hamlet of Kilry include Cotton of Craig, which has an old walled garden with espaliered fruit trees and Pippa and Roger Clegg’s productive two-acre garden at Easter Derry, where heathery hills are the backdrop to a lily pond and herbaceous borders.

Refreshments, plants and maps can be found at Kilry Village Hall (PH11 8HS).

June 15 and 16, noon to 5pm, £5, children free.

Haugh Garden

College of Roseisle, Moray

Situated in the small community of the College of Roseisle on the Moray coast is Gwynne and David Hetherington’s Haugh Garden, which they have spent

the last six years developing from unmaintained woodland.

Now criss-crossed with informal paths and patches of colour from narcissi and rhododendrons, the garden is home to a wildlife pond close to the ruins of an 18th-century farmhouse and pine and birch woodland under-planted by shrubs.

Car parking at the village hall, to the left off Kinloss Road. 30% of admission fees each go to Alzheimer Scotland and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

June 15, July 6, 20 and August 17, 2pm to 5pm, £4, children free.

Cowhill Tower

Holywood, Dumfriesshire

There’s much to discover at Mr and Mrs Weatherall’s walled garden at Cowhill Tower, Holywood, around five miles north of Dumfries.

As well as views right down the Nith Valley, topiary animals, birds and other figures feature, as do a variety of statues from the Far East.

60% of fees to visit Cowhill go to Maggies Cancer Caring Centres.

Between Holywood and the village of Newbridge, find the Twelve Apostles, the seventh largest stone circle in Britain and the largest on the Scottish mainland.

June 16, 2pm to 5pm, £5, children free.

Beech Lodge

10 Church Hill, Edinburgh

Developed by Dr Anthony Ayles and his wife Cathy over 25 years, their tranquil one-acre country garden in the city is concealed inside a high wall and is partly inspired by formal French gardens.

Featuring a large lawn, a white box garden and large pond with a bridge, this charming garden is pleasing to the nose too, with roses often being chosen for their scent.

30% of admission fees to Beech Lodge each go to the PF Counselling Service and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

June 16, 2pm to 5pm, £4, children free.

Dippoolbank Cottage

Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Artist Allan Brash’s cottage garden, situated two miles outside the rural moorland village of Carnwath, was mainly constructed with recycled materials.

Old chimney pots and milk churns are used as plant holders for Brash’s intriguing organic garden, which includes a fernery, herbs, soft fruits and salad crops as well as colourful beds of delphiniums, poppies and foxgloves.

The woodland area features more of Brash’s creations: a treehouse and summerhouse.

60% of fees goes to Little Haven Forth.

June 16, 2pm to 6pm, £4, children free.