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Gardens to visit in the Scottish Borders


The beautiful Scottish Borders south of Edinburgh has many beautiful gardens for you to visit including Abbotsford House, Dawyck Botanic Garden, Monteviot, Floors Castle, Manderston, Kailzie, Carolside, Priorwood and Harmony Garden. There are many more historic places to visit in the Scottish Borders, with rivers, abbeys, and a beautiful coastline.
Why not make your trip complete by staying in one of our recommended hotels.

Abbotsford House and Gardens

Abbotsford House and Gardens

Scottish Borders, Abbotsford House and Gardens - a truly splendid place set in grounds which border down to the River Tweed famous for its trout fishing.

Carolside Garden

Carolside Garden, Earlston

Scottish Borders, Kenneth Cox in his book Scotland for gardeners describes Carolside as ' one of Scotland's finest private gardens

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles

Scottish Borders, Only 28 miles from Edinburgh, Dawyck is an historic arboretum with impressive conifers, some over 40 metres tall.

The hot border at Floors Castle Gardens

Floors Castle Gardens, near Kelso

Scottish Borders, This lovely garden at Floors Castle surrounds one of Scotland's finest houses and has fine views across open countryside.

Harmony Garden

Harmony Garden

Scottish Borders, Harmony Garden is just a five minutes walk from the Trust's Garden Priorwood and situated in the beautiful town of Melrose.

Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles & Hotels

Scottish Borders, Kailzie Garden covers around 17 acres and is situated on the River Tweed and is surrounded by magnificent hills.

Manderston House Garden

Manderston House Garden

Scottish Borders, The south front of Manderston House and Garden looks across four terrace gardens which were designed by John Kinross and are still planted in Edwardian style. Image by Alistair ©

Monteviot House and Garden

Monteviot House Garden

Scottish Borders, These gardens at Monteviot House are situated in lovely countryside with stunning views of the River Teviot and hills beyond.

Priorwood Garden

Priorwood Garden

Scottish Borders, Priorwood is a specialist small garden where plants grown are selected for their suitability for drying.

Traquair House and Woodland Gardens

Traquair House and Woodland Gardens

Scottish Borders, Traquair House is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, dating back to 1107, and lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.