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The head gardener and founder of Poyntzfield Herb Nursery, Duncan Ross, is retiring after 46 years at the helm.

The gardens are being passed onto his son Finlay who trained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and has recently worked at Inverness Botanic Garden.

In the '70s, the unmanaged and overgrown walled garden of Poyntzfield House was taken on by Duncan and gradually turned into a productive garden again.

Now, over 400 species are grown and it is an established garden for visitors to browse and view culinary, aromatic and medicinal plants from around the world.

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new in 2023!


We are supporting a community based medicinal herb conservation scheme in Tibet.

Overharvesting and habitat pressures are leading to a loss of flora.

Our work is to provide more seeds of selected species so that they can be distributed to other growers via a small nursery.

It is sponsored by ROPKA a charity, the name means "help".

We have a donation pot in the garden if you wish.

Contact for more information.



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