Visit tranquil garden this weekend for a good cause

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A North-east mum is opening her garden to the public this weekend in a bid to raise funds for a good cause.

Helen Rushton from Rothienorman is opening her garden on Sunday, July 6 as part of the Scotland’s Gardens initiative and this will mark the 7th year that she has took part in the national event.

The money raised from the event will go to the Advocacy Service Aberdeen, Befriend A Child and Scotland’s Gardens beneficiaries, which include Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

Helen said: “I hope people come out and enjoy the experience, while at the same time raising funds for good causes. Our labyrinth was popular last year and we expect it will be again this time round.”

Visitors will be able to view the horticultural attractions such as the gigantic Himalayan lilies and the Scottish primrose - a rare plant found in the region.

Various other areas can be explored including a gravel plot, an orchard, herbaceous borders, fruit and vegetable garden as well as its own wildflower meadow and pond.

Bruckhills Croft will be open from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is £4 and children go free. Teas and homebakes will also be on sale.

To find the gardens take the B9001 north; just after Badenscoth Nursing Home turn left; after 1 mile you will be directed into a field behind the Croft.