14 September 2019 (10 am to 4 pm)
The gardens are at Robin House, very near Balloch. Robin House is the local premises of Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
How to get there: From Stirling or Drymen Road in Balloch, go north along Mollanbowie Road. You will see Robin House ahead of you when you reach the east gate of Balloch Castle.
This is an inspiring and joyful place in the face of adversity felt by many families. You will be surprised by the architecture and the gardens. Every so often CHAS opens the gardens to the public, both to share it and give others an idea of what they offer.
The sweeping roofscape of this impressive modern building is by Hoskins Architects (2000). As this is a children's hospice, there is no access to within the building itself, but it can be enjoyed from its great garden. There are walks to explore and creatures to find. Definitely suitable for all the family. There is much to see in this cheerful and inventive landscape. Smaller children will love to explore it. Artwork depicting wildlife is to be found along the meandering paths.
Architect: Hoskins Architects
Saturday 1st September.
Definitely suitable for all the family. Children will enjoy discovering play areas and artwork depicting wildlife. CHAS staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss the work of the Children's Hospices Across Scotland.