Public gardens


 

Monteviot House Gardens

Description: The grounds and gardens of Monteviot House. Arboretum, Rose Garden and herbaceous shrub borders. Water garden. On the banks of the River Teviot. Ownership: Private Situation OS ref: NT 648245 How to get there: By car: Leave the A68 south of St Boswells, opposite turn off to Ancrum, onto B6400. 2 miles to Monteviot. By public transport: Regular bus service from St...
Type: Gardens

   
 

100 Aker Wood Visitor Centre

Description: A new visitor centre by the River Tweed in Melrose, combining a garden centre with coffee shop and gift shop. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT554345 How to get there: By car: Off the B6361 minor road from Melrose Abbey to Newstead along the riverside. Signposted. By public transport: No public transport past the site, but not too far to walk from Melrose ...
Type: Gardens

 

The Alnwick Garden

Description: This garden is now one of the star attractions of Northumberland. In its first year it attracted over 300,000 visitors. The centrepiece is the Grand Cascade, but the Rose Garden and the ornamental garden are a joy to behold throughout the year. The Garden attracts around ½ million visitors each year. The rose "The Alnwick Rose" was launched by David Austin at Che...
Type: Gardens

 

Bank Street Gardens, Galashiels

Description: These public gardens, planted and maintained by Scottish Borders Council, stretch along Bank Street in Galashiels. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 493358 How to get there: By car: Park in one of the car parks in central Galashiels, most are Pay and Display, and walk to Bank Street, the main route west through the town centre. By public tra...
Type: Gardens

 

Berwick Garden Centre

Description: Berwick Garden Centre is the most northerly in England. Started as a diversification by local farmer Nick Crabbie, it has developed into a place well worth visiting, be it for plants or other items for the garden, outdoor clothing, food and other local produce from the farm shop, or a gift from the wide range on offer. After a walk around the well-stocked garden centre try a quiet c...
Type: Gardens

 

Ask Organic Garden Club at Woodside

Description: The organic gardening demonstration explains how and why organic methods make the garden look more attractive. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: NT 645253 How to get there: By car: Along the B 6400 road marked Harestanes Visitor Centre from the A68 opposite the Ancrum roadend. Signposted to the left just after the entrance to Harestanes Visitor Centre. By public transpor...
Type: Gardens

 

Bemersyde House Gardens

Description: The grounds of this 16th century peel tower with its attached added-on mansion house. Gardens laid out by Field Marshal Earl Haig. Ownership: Gardens only are open. The house is NOT open Situation – OS ref: NT 594333 How to get there: By car: On the B6356 St Boswells to Earlston Road. Follow signs for Wallace Statue and Scotts View. Left just before the Bemersyde hous...
Type: Gardens

 

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Description: One of four National Botanic Gardens of Scotland. It is home to a stunning collection of trees and shrubs. Ownership: Royal Botanic Gardens, Scotland. Situation – OS ref:NT 168352 How to get there: By car: On the B712, 8 miles south west of Peebles. By public transport: Not on public transport route. Seasonal opening details (2009): 1st February to 30th November....
Type: Gardens

 

Harmony Garden

Description: A peaceful and sheltered garden offering herbaceous and mixed borders, lawns, vegetable and fruit areas. Outstanding spring bulbs. Fine views of the Abbey and the Eildon Hills. Please note that the house is NOT open to the public, but from August 2003 it is available for self-catering occupancy. Ownership: National Trust for Scotland Situation: In the town of Melro...
Type: Gardens

 

Ford Nursery

Description: Within the 2 acre walled garden of Ford Castle, this nursery stocks a wide range of perennials, shrubs and other plants. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 945375 How ...
Type: Gardens

 

Fuchsia Scene - The Fuchsia Centre

Fuchsia Scene – The Fuchsia Centre Description: Small specialist Fuchsia centre with a fuchsia show garden and sales area. Advice freely given. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT844638 How to get there: By car: On the A1 at Houndwood – next to the church. By public transport: Service buses from Berwick upon Tweed up the A1. Seasonal opening details: Summer Opening...
Type: Gardens

 

Kailzie Gardens

Description: A large garden on the grand scale, with greenhouses, herbaceous borders, unusual shrubs with woodland walks. Ownership: Private. Situation: 2½ miles east of Peebles. OS ref: NT 281385 How to get there: By car: Along the B7063. By public transport: Seasonal opening details (2009): Open throughout the year. Special Snowdrop days advertised locally. Opening H...
Type: Gardens

 

Mertoun House Gardens, St Boswells

Description: A very extensive garden extending to some 26 acres. Probably in existence for some 350 years. Mature specimen trees, and azaleas, bulbs etc in season. Herbaceous borders.Arboretum. W...
Type: Gardens

 

Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Description: Award winning park on banks of River Teviot in Hawick with tree-lined walks, river, waterfall, glass houses, and, in season, recreational facilities for bowling, tennis, putting, crazy golf. Café. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 494146 How to get there: By car: Within Hawick. In Wilton Lodge Park , Hawick. Car parking on hand. By public tr...
Type: Gardens

 

Woodside Walled Garden

Description: A two acre Victorian walled garden which has been restored as a specialist nursery garden with a large range of plants. Still being developed are the demonstration gardens. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT646252 How to get there: By car: Off the A68 just before the Ancrum turn-off, along the minor road signposted for Harestanes Visitor Centre. By public tran...
Type: Gardens

 

Teviot Smokery, Coffee Shop and Water Gardens

Description: This is a 3-level water garden overlooking the River Teviot. 3 river walks and bird hide. Coffee shop and smokery attached. Newly extended shop and coffee shop with garden centre added outside. Ownership: Private Situation: OS ref: NT 708273 How to get there: By car: Situated on the A698, Kelso to Jedburgh road, some two miles beyond Heiton. Signposted. By public tr...
Type: Gardens

 

Edrom Nurseries

Description: Old established nursery which has a specialist alpine range, and an extensive range of woodland plants including rhododendrons. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 905658 How to get there: By car: To Coldingham where the A1107 from Eyemouth crosses the B6438 St Abbs to Reston road. By public transport: Regular bus service from Berwick upon Tweed to St Abbs via C...
Type: Gardens

 

Priorwood Garden & Dried Flower Shop

Description: A garden with extensive and glorious herbaceous borders which are the source of the flowers which are dried on the premises. Visitors can learn the craft of dried flower arranging, and browse among the unique range of dried flowers. They can purchase all they need to do their own arrangements, or relax in the orchard with its collection of historic apple varieties. Ownership: ...
Type: Gardens


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