The Japanese Garden : Cowden Castle : Scotland    A Restoration Appeal

2016 Brochure (pdf)

2014 Brochure (pdf)

Fundraising

Help us to raise £500,000 to rescue this historical gem

The restoration is still ongoing as we continue to raise funds. If you know of individuals, companies or trusts who you think may be interested in donating please email me at: .

There will be a list of donors in the new Pavilion for individuals/companies who are happy to be credited with helping to restore this historic garden. Structures could also be individually sponsored.

Sara Stewart
chair of Trustees

Donate now with PayPal. Please also return the Gift Aid form below in order to maximise your contribution.

Alternatively you can donate by cheque or online bank transfer, see details here

Gift Aid Form (PDF)

In 2013, Professor Fukuhara, winner of the Chelsea Flower Show and the designer who restored the Japanese Gardens at Kew in London and Tatton in Cheshire, offered to plan and direct, at vastly reduced rates, the restoration of Cowden.

In 2014 the garden became a charity (SC045060) to raise the necessary capital to restore the paths, islands, tea houses, bridges, ‘slopes of Fuji’ and to fund apprenticeships and establish a maintenance fund. Many shrubs and plants survive, but need urgent attention.

The Japanese Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s has given his full backing to this project as has the Japanese Consul General in Edinburgh.

Cowden is unique and of historical significance. We desperately need your help to make our vision a reality. The target is £1,000,000.

Vandalised Yukimi Doro

Professor Fukuhara at Cowden, February 2014

Other Donations

For those of you wanting to donate to rescue this historic garden please complete the Gift Aid form, make cheques out to Cowden Castle SCIO and post to:

Cowden Castle SCIO
Mains of Arndean
Dollar
Clackmannanshire
FK14 7NT

Gift Aid Form (PDF)

Cowden Castle SCIO is a registered charity in Scotland number SC045060

Online Banking

Account Name: Cowden Castle SCIO
Bank: Clydesdale Bank
Sort Code: 82 62 08
Account No: 10056826
IBAN: GB 61 CLYD 826208 10056826
SWIFT: CLYD GB 25

Direct Donation

Cheques may be posted to:
Cowden Castle SCIO, Mains of Arndean, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7NT

We will continue to add photographs to the website to show you the progress as the team continue to work their magic.

Events

Garden Party, September 2016

The Garden Party weekend to celebrate the first public viewing of the Japanese Garden in sixty years was a great success. Over six hundred people over two days visited the garden helping to raise over £8,000 for the ongoing restoration.

Preparations for the Garden Opening weekend

Preparations for the Garden Opening weekend

Preparations for the Garden Opening weekend

Organisers

Welcome Gate Ceremony with Professor Fukuhara

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016

Cowden Party September 2016