Traditionally, the village was known for its fruit trees and was the garden for the monks of Melrose Abbey. Today it is a village with a variety of gardens. You can visit small, cottage type gardens with mixed herbaceous borders, dahlia enthusiasts' gardens and even ponds with fish. There are new gardens and more established gardens — with mixed borders, vegetables, fruit cages as well as many beautiful trees, copper birch and oak to name but a few.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.