On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Tea/coffee available for purchase
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden tours available
Nursery/plants for sale
Garden opens at other times
Home producers/ Vegetable gardens

Hosts: Doreen & Mike Dryden

714 Rotherham Road South, Rotherham
Phone: 027 220 5186

Expansive and Tranquil

Loch Leven is the result of hard work by its creators over three decades and is still evolving. Doreen has used her knowledge of plant combinations and hedging to design a structured and restful garden. This three-acre garden is set on a small farm in the Amuri Basin. The garden is made up of many different areas. Large borders are filled with a rich array of plants giving ever-changing vistas. Deciduous trees are planted throughout the large expanse of lawn and garden. Wire art and locally sourced boulders area focal point within the garden. A summerhouse nestled between peony beds and espaliered fruit trees adds tranquillity. Over the years, Mike has designed and created many structural features. Including potager beds and paved areas with old bricks from nearby homesteads, which have been salvaged from the 2016 earthquake. Spectacular views of the Lowry Peaks range can be viewed from the garden. Loch Leven has many areas to sit, rest and enjoy the peaceful ambience. The nursery has a wide selection of plants, which the owners propagate, and will be available to purchase.


Loch Leven Nursery

A huge range of old fashioned and unusual perennials, hostas, hedging plants, shrubs and roses for sale.


Rotherham School PTA

Delicious food available for purchase.
Phone Gemma 021 415 624

When:Sat 30th & Sun 31st Oct, 11am - 2pm, or can be ordered for groups at other times.

Studio Home Sessions

“How to propagate to replenish your garden” with Doreen Dryden of Loch Leven.

When:Saturday Oct 30th, 11.00am