Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Meetings will be held in the Masonic Hall, Aber- nethy at 7:30pm, unless stated otherwise.

9th October 2013        The Fife Diet Could you survive for a year on food only from Fife? Mags Hall of The Fife Diet tells us how.

13th November 2013    Cambo Gardens The restoration of the Cambo Estate Victorian walled gardens, by Lady Catherine Erskine

11th December 2013    Gardeners' Question Time, AHS style. Participation for all, BYO questions

8th January 2014        Bees A gardener's guide to bees by Dr Gavin Ramsay of the James Hutton Institute.

12th February 2014     Snowdrops at Cambo AHS outing to view the snowdrops at the Cambo Estate

12th March 2014      AGM and the Abernethy Gardens Survey. Don't miss this for the results of Caroline Boyle's survey of Abernethy gardens.

9th April 2014      Berries Growing berries at home, speaker TBC

Afternoon of              Dundee Botanics A guided tour of Dundee Botanic# Gardens with ex-curator Les Bissett.
17th May 2014           Time to be confirmed

11th June 2014       The Monastic Garden in Scotland, by Marylin Brown, author of 2012 publication "Scotland's Lost Gardens"

June 2014, day TBC     The Annual AHS Road Trip - venue and time to be confirmed

Keir Allen


The AHS Garden Day on Saturday September 21 was our most successful yet. Thanks also to everyone who came along and made it so. Thanks too to our local sponsors Jamesfield Garden Centre and Branston. Our congratulations go to the talented winners of our various competitions: Aron Robb, Hannah Smith, Ross Lacey, Celia King, Ann Christie and Sally Rose. We hope even more of you will come along and take part in 2014.

The same day our fund-raising ceilidh made a fantastic evening. Local band Dancing Feet provided fabulous music and cajoled everyone up onto their feet dancing again and again. Special thanks to them and to the Cree’s for wonderful stovvies.
The whole day raised almost £1,300 and the majority of this will go towards the creation of the Abernethy Fruit Trail. It will provide added colour and beauty for the village and be a source of delicious eating. Work on the Trail is now underway. The best locations in and around the village have been identified and permissions for planting are being sought. The first saplings have arrived from the Woodland Trust and are due for planting in mid-November with children from Abernethy primary helping to dig in. Accompanying the project is the new AHS website https://sites.google.com/site/abernethyhorticultural/home It carries full details of developments and in time will include a map of the Trail. If you want to know more about the Trail or get involved, please contact us via the website. We are hoping people may be willing to take cuttings of their own fruit trees and bushes and share them with us to add to those we are buying.

The website also provides details of our speaker meetings and outings and all our other projects. We are keen to feature local plants, trees and gardens. We are also beginning a survey of village gardens to cre- ate a snapshot of the different growing conditions, garden successes and failures, and generally how people feel about their gardens. We will present results at the March 2014 AHS meeting and on the website. If you would like to take part, please contact AHS Secretary Caroline Boyle on 851190.