Kinker, Kinker, how does your garden grow?

Part of the new gardens
Part of the new gardens

Kincardine Castle will throw open its doors and unveil the newest addition to its gardens at a special charity opening to the public.

A mesmerising kinetic Double-Spinner by Utah sculptor Lyman Whitaker is the latest addition to the gardens of the Castle which are open as part of Scotland’s Gardens on Sunday, June 9 from 1pm to 5pm.

Admission costs £5 for adults and £2 for children who may also enter a free Treasure Trail.

Teas are provided by members of the local WRI and profits from the day go to Kincardine O’Neil’s Village Hall, to Children 1st and to the charities supported by Scotland’s Gardens.

Kincardine’s gardens overlook an extensive panorama of hills from Clachnaben in the South, via Mount Keen, Lochnagar, Ben Brotain, Ben a’Bhuird to Morven.

The Walled Garden contains a spectacularly magnificent Laburnum Walk, herbaceous borders, rose beds vegetables and fruit trees. Outside the Walled Garden is a shrub border set amongst a wild flower meadow.

A thought-provoking and philosophical Planetary Garden takes you from Deeside to scaled-down representations of the planets and, by the time our own Milky Way galaxy has been reduced to a mere pebble you begin to appreciate the vastness of the universe. Set within these gardens is the castle which was a late-Victorian construction on the site of an earlier building dating from around 1710. The impressive family pile is home to Andrew and Nicola Bradford and is a little-known exclusive-use venue .