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Smith's Garden

The garden space which would have formed part of the Smiths’ estate was purchased on behalf of the Foundation by a benefactor in 2018. In this garden, Smith, as a key contributor to the Scottish Enlightenment, would have spent many productive hours of study and contemplation as he worked on the major literary works of his life, not least in moral philosophy and political economics.

Designing and planning are underway to create an 18th-century style of an urban garden, which Smith would have recognised, consisting of a typical parterre structure, incorporating shrubs and flower species prevalent in that century and orchard fruit trees, herb and vegetable plots. 

The garden will be open to the public, as well as the adjacent exhibition centre, and will also contain a performance area specifically for cultural events – drama, music, poetry recitals, and storytelling.

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