Art and gardening are mixing to inspire and delight this summer.
New Hopetoun Garden Centre is holding their Art in the Garden annual summer event, with specially designed gardens on display until August 31.
Now in its third year, owner Lesley Watson has recruited 10 artists to install their pieces in 20 themed gardens around the centre, which is open every day from 10am to 5.30pm.
Lesley explained: “We aim to inspire our summer visitors to install pieces of art into their own gardens by showing how good art can look in the garden.
“We enjoyed seeing work by James Parker and Max Nowell at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and both of them are again installing pieces for Art in the Garden this summer.”
Entry to the gardens is completely free, and they provide inspiration for people looking to change their own.
All of the art on display as part of Art in the Garden is available to buy, so you can recreate your favourite garden at home.
Visitors can also vote on their favourite piece of art, and those who vote for the winner will be put into a prize draw to win vouchers for the garden centre.
New Hopetoun Gardens opened over 30 years ago, and has since grown to provide a wide range of flowers, plants and tools for the complete beginner to the most green-fingered of shoppers. The garden centre is run by gardeners so help is always on hand if you need any advice or tips from experts.
As well as enjoying the Art in the Garden displays, visitors can delight in the food and drink in the Orangery Tearoom, open from 10am to 4.30pm daily. The tearoom features an array of home-baking, fresh soups, coffee, tea and light lunches.
There is also an award-winning gift shop that is perfect for getting a present for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
For more information, visit the New Hopetoun Garden Centre website.