About East Neuk Perennials

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Sue gained her National diploma in Amenity Horticulture from the West of Scotland agricultural college in 1977 and has since worked as a professional gardener in a range of Scottish estates, including Balcarres Estate and Islay Estates.

 

With a lifelong passion for gardening, Karen obtained her level 2 in Horticulture through the Royal Horticultural Society in 2005 after working in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, and has been working in Scottish gardens ever since.

 

Karen and Sue share a passion for growing, and the creation of East Neuk Perennials saw the pair fulfil their ambition to open a nursery offering the public a range of plants raised from locally grown stock which will thrive in Scottish conditions.

 

Read about East Neuk Perennials story in The Herald's Scottish Gardener

Karen Wilkieson and Sue Rabjohns established East Neuk Perennials in 2011 after working together growing cut flowers and salad leaves at the award winning Ardross Farm shop walled garden in Elie. 

 

Between them, the pair have over 40 years of gardening experience which has seen them employed as professional gardeners and design consultants in established gardens and estates throughout the East Neuk, such as Balcarres Estate, Wormiston House, Gilston House and Falfield House.

 
Sue gained her National diploma in Amenity Horticulture from the West of Scotland agricultural college in 1977 and has since worked as a professional gardener in a range of Scottish estates, including Balcarres Estate and Islay Estates.

 

With a lifelong passion for gardening, Karen obtained her level 2 in Horticulture through the Royal Horticultural Society in 2005 after working in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, and has been working in Scottish gardens ever since.

 

Karen and Sue share a passion for growing, and the creation of East Neuk Perennials saw the pair fulfil their ambition to open a nursery offering the public a range of plants raised from locally grown stock which will thrive in Scottish conditions.

 

Read about East Neuk Perennials story in The Herald's Scottish Gardener

East Neuk Perennials

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Balchrystie

Colinsburgh

Fife, Scotland

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