Exciting new developments have been created in the gardens. A substantial oak-framed fruit cage using oak from the surrounding woodlands has been built for growing soft fruit including strawberries, gooseberries and Scottish raspberries. A new Tapestry garden has been created with a mix of meandering paths, hidden corners and other features to explore.
Fall under the spell of the beauty of the Scottish Borders and learn about the area’s enthralling history.
Discover a gentler pace of life amid sweeping valleys, ancient woodland and heather clad moorlands. Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and on the edge of the bustling town of Kelso, you will find Floors Gardens & Grounds - the perfect setting and place to enjoy wonderful woodland, riverside and gentler paced walks.
The Walled Garden
Described by gardening writer, Anna Pavord, as 'wondrous' with 'rampageous, outrageous crash of colours' the Walled Garden is a rare example of a Victorian Kitchen Garden. Relocated to the West of the Castle in 1857, the Walled Gardens historically were used to grow fruit and vegetables for the Castle Kitchen and to provide flowers for the house. This tradition continues today with peaches grapes and plants grown in the original glass houses and soft fruit, vegetables and flowers in the fruit cage, vegetable garden and herbaceous border.
The four herbaceous borders (the Spring Border, the Summer Border, the Blue and Silver and the Hot Border) flower at different points throughout late Spring and the Summer months. They offer spectacular visions of colour, texture and the most delicious scents. The perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with an ice cream!
Within the Walled Gardens, you will also find our wonderful Terrace Café, ideal for a refreshment or something more substantial.
2017 Opening times
Floors Castle & Grounds re-opens at Easter (14-17 April) weekend and then from 28 April through to 30 September daily. October - weekends only. The Castle is closed for one day on the 13 May and again on the 8/9/10 September.
Floors Gardens & Terrace Cafe, Deli and Gift shop is open daily all year round.