As famous horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll once said "The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies".
Never a truer word spoken for Fiona, co-owner of Pennygate Lodge. With a background in garden design, Fiona has gradually been developing the landscape at Pennygate - a labour of love once the house restoration was completed.
Within swathes of lawn, borders of herbaceous perennials have been created. Plants are chosen to encourage wildlife - nectar-rich for the bees and trees full of berries. A wildlife meadow displays an abundance of bluebells and orchids.
An area for growing vegetables, leaves and herbs for the restaurant is taking shape - with just a few steps from garden to plate. Now that's what Chef calls fresh, local, sustainable produce!
All food waste is recyled in a Ridan composter - a simple, eco-friendly, effective food waste recycling system - as Pennygate Lodge works its way towards increased sustainability and Green Tourism accreditation.
Pennygate Lodge is run by nature lovers who accommodate many other wildlife enthusiasts at their luxurious home. They leave areas of the garden for nature to flourish, with this beautiful flower rich meadow, full of colour, life and biodiversity!
Ewan Miles, Nature Scotland, 2020More reviews