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

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 owners over the last 33 years and is still evolving. This 3-acre garden is set on a small farm in the Amuri Basin. The structured and restful garden is made up of many different areas. Native areas provide shelter and an evergreen back drop along the Nor’west boundary. Hedging has been used extensively. Large borders are filled with a rich array of plants giving ever-changing vistas. Deciduous trees are planted throughout the large expanse lawn and garden. Wire art and locally sourced boulders are a 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 salvaged from the 2016 earthquake.

There are many areas to sit, rest and enjoy this lovely garden. 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, peonies and shrubs for sale


Rotherham Home & School

Delicious food, tea and coffee available to purchase.

When:Daily 10am – 2pm

Studio Home Sessions

“How to propagate to replenish your garden” Doreen Dryden with Julia Atkinson-Dunn.

When:Sunday 30th Oct, 11am