Gardens and parks in the Scottish Borders

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  • Visitors walk along a garden path at Abbotsford House
    Abbotsford House gardens
  • Looking inside a green house in Kailzie Gardens
    Kailzie Gardens
  • Looking over a park in the centre of Galashiels
    Park in Galashiels
  • Looking across the gardens to Paxton House
    Paxton House
  • Visitors stand on a bridge at Teviot Water Gardens
    Teviot Water Gardens

Find out about the many beautiful parks and gardens of the Scottish Borders.

Explore Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop, Scotland’s only dried flower garden, take a wander around the fantastic Hawick Walled Garden or enjoy the stunning array of native and exotic plants at Dawyck Botanic Gardens.

Experience a dazzling array of colour at Dawyck in Stobo as swatches of rhododendrons and Himalayan poppies come into bloom. Take a gentle stroll along the picturesque woodland paths of this renowned arboretum, and stand under the shade of the garden's towering conifers.

The grounds at Traquair House, Innerleithen are made up of over 100 acres of woodlands, lawns and a more modern maze. Look out for a huge array of trees, including Douglas Firs, limes, ash, horse chestnut and beech, not to mention some of the oldest yews in Scotland. At the west side of the house, look out for Cupid’s Garden, tucked away out of view and very romantic with a grey and white theme.

Explore the 56 acres of formal and informal gardens at Manderston House, with lake and Chinese bridge, and admire the gateway into the formal garden, which is gilded to catch the light from the setting sun.

Take a look through the listings to find many parks and gardens in the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Jedburgh

    Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre lies on St Cuthbert’s Way, one of Scotland’s most popular long distance paths.

  2. Floors Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Kelso

    Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family.

  3. Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

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    Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Selkirk

    Watch salmon swim upriver to spawn at the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre.

  4. Kailzie Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 3 Garden
    3 Garden

    Peebles

    Situated 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre on the B7062, Kailzie Gardens in the Scottish Borders are open 7 days a week throughout the year.

  5. Monteviot House Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Jedburgh

    The river garden planted with herbaceous shrubs is only 1 of a few gardens to be visited on site. The pinetum is full of unusual trees and a nearby water garden is linked by bridges. Coach parties by arrangement.

  6. Mertoun Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    St Boswells

    Mertoun Gardens comprise of 26 acres in the grounds of Mertoun House.

  7. Bughtrig Garden

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Coldstream

    Welcome to Bughtrig Garden

  8. Bowhill House & Country Estate

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Selkirk

    Bowhill is a five star attraction with much to offer visitors, including: GUIDED HOUSE TOURS, THEATRE, ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, WALKING TRAILS, RANGER LED ACTIVITIES & EVENTS, TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP SOFT PLAY

  9. Paxton House, Gallery And Country Park

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Paxton

    Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adam. Today it boasts many fantastic attractions for a great day out.

  10. Hawick Walled Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Explore the fantastic Hawick Walled Gardens.

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