Horticulture

Seasonal displays of bedding are concentrated at a few keys sites for maximum impact. Every year, 90 hanging baskets are placed along the High Street while over 100 planters and tubs are planted twice a year, with spring bulbs and winter bedding in the autumn, and summer bedding in May/June.

The soil by the coast is exceptionally sandy while further inland it is heavier. Our climate is dry by Scottish standards with annual rainfall of around 710mm. We have little frost but frequent exposure to wind means permanent beds dry out easily. We have tried and tested planting schemes and use perennials and shrubs that can cope with these conditions. These plants provide colour and interest all year round and attract a wide range of insects.  Spring bulbs are very important; there are more than a million planted around North Berwick.