Snowdrops at Airhouses
Snowdrops are such a lovely hint of Spring on it’s way. Across Scotland there are lots of gardens open during March giving you a rare opportunity to explore Scotland’s gardens in winter. There a are quite a number just a short drive from Airhouses and there is a link from Informed Edinburgh showing the ones participating in the Snowdrop Fetival. The first Scottish Snowdrop Festival was in 2007 with over 60 gardens taking part.
Christmas starts at the beginning of December at Airhouses! If you are looking for somewhere for a party weekend than look no further. On the 7th, 14th and 21st December there is the Carfraemill Curry Party and on the 8th, 15th and 22nd December there is a Festive Carvery. Both the Curry and Carvery have a disco. Alternatively why not ask Bosco to come along and show you, over a glass of wine, how to cook a genuine Goan meal. He prepares your meal and does all the washing up!
On Saturday the 3rd November there is the Marie Curie Gift Fair at the Carfraemill Lodge from 1o until 4.00. There are lots of handcrafted gifs, quirky stuff, bird boxes, feeders and even bee ‘hotels’. Entrance is just £3 and children are free. A good place to start your Christmas shopping!
Fireworks and BBQ in Oxton Village on Sunday evening the 4th November. The BBQ with wine and soft drinks starts at 6.30 pm and the Fireworks at 7.00 pm.
A trip to the Zoo in Edinburgh is always a great day out but preferably when it is dry. Lots to see and do and you can book in advance to see the Pandas. Alternatively, in the other direction from Airhouses, The Deer Park at Jedburgh has lots of walks and various activities. Just a couple of suggestions from the hundreds of things to do in the Scottish Borders.
The Museum of Scotland on Chamber Street in Edinburgh is a great place to visit for all ages. There is so much to see and do even for the tiniest toddler. Ideal if the weather is not so good. Check out the Ancient Arty Afternoons this week or look in on the Storytelling Festival.
The Scottish Borders has a lot of stunning gardens to visit so why not spend a day such as today visiting Abbotsford Gardens at Melrose. Abottsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, has three garden areas and at this time of year a walk in the woods and along the River Tweed is exceptionally lovely.
The leaves are just beginning to turn and some of the sunrises at the moment are stunning. It is a lovely time of year in the Scottish Borders area to take time out and look at the many gardens which are open. There are at least nine as well as the amazing Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
The picture is one taken by a guest staying in the Buchanan Lodge and illustrates how amazing the views can be at different times of the day. This was a sunrise in September.