• Threave Garden and Estate (NTS)

    A 64 acre garden for all seasons. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of over 200 varieties of daffodil, there are also colourful summer displays from the herbaceous beds and borders, and stunning autumn colours from the trees and from the heather garden. There is also a dedicated bat Read more [...]

  • Mertoun Gardens

    Little is known of the early history of the gardens, but it is assumed from the great age of many of the specimen trees that they were laid out at the time the house was built in 1703-05. The gardens lie to the north and east of Mertoun House, and Read more [...]

  • Monteviot House Garden

    This river garden, running down to Teviot, has been replanted with herbaceous perennials and shrubs in an informal design. Other feature areas include a semi-enclosed terraced rose garden, pinetum, oriental-style water garden with rhododendrons and azaleas, and extensive lawns.

  • St Andrews Botanic Garden

    St Andrews in Scotland, well known for its connection to golf, can also be proud of its small, intimate Botanic Garden with many unusual species from all over the world. Discover a hidden gem with hot and temperate houses and glasshouses for cacti and alpine plants. The extensive hillside rock Read more [...]

  • Teviot Water Gardens

    Primarily a retail outlet for water plants but there is also an enchanting small water garden cascading down a steep bank to the River Tweed which can be viewed during working hours. Because of the topological characteristics of the site, the garden has been created as a series of terraces. Read more [...]

  • Malleny Garden (NTS)

    In the village of Balerno, less than ten miles from the centre of Edinburgh, this 3 acre walled garden beside 17th century Malleny House (not open to the public) provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of the nearby capital. This 1.2 hectares (3 acre) walled garden has a delightful Read more [...]

  • Inveresk Lodge Garden (NTS)

    This attractive terraced garden is located in the historic village of Inveresk. Most of the plants hold the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit and highlights include the excellent range of roses and shrubs. The woodland area is especially delightful in autumn. National Collection of Tropaeolum (excl majus). See Read more [...]

  • Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)

    The layout of the organic walled garden is 17th century with late Victorian additions and contains a fine collection of old-fashioned roses, fruit trees and herbaceous plants. Display in summer-house on history of walled garden.

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