Privacy & Cookies


We will never pass your details to a third party. We do not sell, rent or loan any information we have for Registered Users of our website.  By registering to use the site, signing up for our Newsletters or having your garden included in the Open Gardens scheme you accept that we will contact you from time to time with information and newsletters. An unsubscribe link is always available on our Newsletters.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations of May 2018, if you would like us to remove your details, or any items you have placed on our website, please email and the matter will be dealt with for you.  Please bear in mind that it takes some time for older versions of web pages cached by search engines such as Google to disappear.  We have no control over this at all.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Like most websites, the site uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience possible.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will most likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Website Function Cookies on this website

Our own cookies

  • We use cookies to make our website work, including:
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Allowing you to access the direct payment element of our home page. No information is available to us from this company other than the contact details you entered on our Home page.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to target our limited resources into developing this website for you and all our visitors.

We use: Google Analytics to achieve this.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will most likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that correctly set anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website, you can use their free cookie audit tool.


This page last updated 25th May 2018.