RARE PLANTS AND FLOWERS on a Moray estate have helped to raise thousands of pounds for local causes.
Two ‘open days’ at the superb 60-acre garden on the Blackhills Estate near Lhanbryde over the last couple of weekends has seen over £3000 being raised.
The open days proved highly popular with the people who were more than happy to make a donation in exchange for a walk around the garden, where the rarity and beauty of the flora on display is renowned far and wide.
Owned by John and Stephanie Christie, the garden forms part of the estate which last year was devastated by a fire that broke out in Blackhills House.
The B-listed family home, which has stood since the 1830’s, was destroyed by the blaze – although the Christie’s say that it will be rebuilt to its former glories.
This week Mr Christie said that the open days meant that the £3000 will be split between Christian Aid and Children First.