SCONE PALACE will launch The Scottish Garden Show in June 2021, to coincide with National Gardening Week.

The event will be organised by the in-house Scone Palace team and held in the grounds of the palace.

It is intended to be the perfect day out for gardening enthusiasts and their families who can enjoy the historical setting of one of Scotland's most beautiful stately homes and an equally impressive line-up of top nurseries selling quality plants.

The inaugural Scottish Garden Show will take place on June 5-6 next year.

The Scone Palace team are currently developing the plans for the event which they expect to include flower shows, classes, trade exhibitors, food and drink stalls, nurseries selling products, flower arranging and garden tours.

Scone Palace is home to Brian Cunningham, a presenter on the BBC show Beechgrove Garden, and who is also Head Gardener on the estate.

He also has a modest following on Twitter under the "The Ginger Gairdner" handle.

Brian said: "I'm really excited to be working with my colleagues to develop and shape a new gardening event for Scotland and in such an amazing setting.

"While still very much a seedling of an idea, we're already imagining how this event can bloom and grow.

"The grounds of Scone Palace create the perfect setting and the centrality of our location will make the event accessible to gardeners from all over Scotland."

The cultivation of Scone Palace grounds began in the 12th Century, with more formal landscaping taking place in 1805, just shortly before the world-famous tree planter David Douglas, born in the village of Scone in 1799, came to work on the grounds as a gardener.

His prolific seed collecting career that took him around the globe helped to create some of the magnificent landscapes that over one hundred thousand visitors to the Palace still enjoy today, some 220 years later.

Enquiries have now opened for exhibition places for 2021.

For more information on The Scottish Garden Show visit www.scottishgardenshow.com