Shepherd House

Parks & Gardens

Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7TH

    Shepherd House and its one-acre garden form a walled triangle in the middle of the 18th century village of Inveresk.

    Shepherd House and its one-acre garden form a walled triangle in the middle of the 18th century village of Inveresk. The main garden is to the rear of the house where the formality of the front garden is continued with a herb parterre and two symmetrical potagers. A formal rill runs the length of the garden, beneath a series of rose, clematis and wisteria pergolas and arches and connects the two ponds.  The formality is balanced by the romance of the planting.  Ann Fraser is an artist and the garden provides much of her inspiration. The snowdrops are mainly grown in beds and borders so you will not find acres of snowdrops at Shepherd House.  However there is a growing collection of "specialist snowdrops" around 50 different cultivars at present some of which will be displayed in our "Snowdrop Theatre".

    Prices and Opening

    £4.00, children under 12 free

    14 February - 1 March : Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
    17 April - 5 July : Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

    Please note that the proceeds raised from the admission price of this garden are distributed to charities chosen by the garden owner and Scotland's Garden Scheme.

    Road Directions

    Near Musselburgh. From A1 take A6094 exit signed Wallyford and Dalkeith and follow signs to Inveresk.

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