Since launching in 2013, Blooming Haddington have gone from strength to strength, not only making Haddington a beautiful place, but winning a Gold Medal and Best Medium Town in the Beautiful Scotland awards in 2015. Due to their success, they have been invited to take part as a finalist in the Britain In Bloom in 2016 – a huge sign of their success.
Not conent with that, they have now introduced the new Haddington Garden Trail, based on the route taken by Beautiful Scotland judges last year when the town won a gold medal and was winner of the Best Medium Town.
The one and a half mile trail visits St Mary’s Pleasance, the Oriental garden by the West Mill, recently restored by Blooming Haddington volunteers, and Neilson Park. A longer trail of 3 miles takes in the golf course and Amisfield Walled Garden, returning via the river walkway. Both trails start and end in the town centre where walkers will be able to enjoy the many hanging baskets in the summer months. The leaflet includes beautiful pencil drawings of the gardens by local artist Stewart Carruthers, as well as stunning photos by Gary Menzies and Clare Scott. This is type of community project that the Development Trust love to see – and support – in Haddington. Hopefully, this, and projects like it, will encourage both locals and visitors to enjoy our wonderful gardens.
The Haddington Garden Trail leaflet will be available in the Centre, and other outlets, such as libraries, around the county.