News, Offers and Events

Like our Facebook page for day to day info and what’s looking good in the nursery, with lots of photographs of the nursery and farm, news and views.

Blogs from the

Quirky Bird Gardener

Plant Profile :


A Great Blog Write up

A fellow Edinburgh garden blogger has done a great write up on her visit to the nursery. You can read it here: A visit to the Quirky Bird

Thank you Angie for visiting and  a great blog post.

Quercus re open for season   Sat 3rd March

We will be open our usual hours Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Mother’s Day     Sun 11th March

Easter      30th – 2nd April

National gardening Week   30th April– 6th May

Sat & Sun 5th & 6th May

Gardening for butterflies 11am - 1 hour £5

Planting herb planters 2pm        - 1 hour £5

Compost awareness week   6th – 12th May

Wild about Gardening Week  TBC

What we are doing in the wild life garden 2pm

1 hour - £5

Macmillan plant sale, Peebles  May TBC

Father’s Day     Sun 17th June

Biggar show      Sat 21st July TBC

Basic intro to herbs in the garden  5th Aug

2pm        - 1 hour £5

Peebles Show     Sat 11th August

Planning a border workshop  16th Sept

- 4 hours £20 limited to 4 places

Christmas Fair    November TBC

Please get in touch with individual businesses for information about these events. See their links on home page and contact page.

There are plenty good food and gift ideas

From all the businesses here at Whitmuir. Shop local and support small businesses and keep money in the community

Please book your table now on 01968 661 147 book via the website

   Events Calander

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Blogs from the

Quirky Bird Gardener

Quirky Bird’s Top 100 plants



Places to walk and visit

I've added a new page to my blog which is a round up of interesting places and walks we've done over the past three to four years. It might give you some inspiration for new places to visit and explore this year. I'll add more as we keep on exploring. Picture links are an entire blog about that place, the list at the bottom are blogs that feature amongst other things, places we've been.

What a diffenrenc a year makes - before and after, June 2015 - 2016

Acer griseum

A great tree for a small garden, slow growing with lovely autumn colour ad this striking bark for interest once the leaves have dropped.

Plant of the Week

A lovely review from Trip advisor;

“Tough plants for tough gardeners.”

Whitmuir is a destination visit. There is much to do and enjoy in lovely surroundings - and not at all far from Edinburgh. For gardeners, there is a really wonderful little garden centre called Quercus. The owners are genuinely enthusiastic and very well informed. These plants were born and bred in Scotland, nurtured to survive in our hostile Scottish climate. Everything I have bought here has thrived - I cannot say that about any other garden centre I have visited locally. Well worth a visit!

WFGA group visit for a walk and talk around the nursery