The Scottish Borders are home to stunning gardens and parks; historical and botanical delights abound in the grounds of stately homes, castles and dedicated gardens. A chance to further grow your own budding talent or just marvel at nature at its most fragrant and visually rewarding.
Each of the gardens and parks in the Scottish Borders has its own distinctive charms. A number have attracted the highest professional praise, helping to win for their towns national floral awards such as 'Beautiful Britain in Bloom' and 'Beautiful Scotland in Bloom'. In combination, they reflect the boundless botanic and scenic diversity of the Scottish Borders.
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In town and country, riverside and woodland, you will discover much to captivate you. Succeeding generations of gardeners have passed down a unique horticultural heritage. The artistry of Scott and Adam is matched by that of countless others. Visit the war memorials and gardens in Kelso, Peebles and Hawick, and you‘ll experience a sense of serenity.
You may wish to explore Borders history in the grounds of Old Gala House, Queen Mary‘s Gardens, Traquair House and Floors Castle; be inspired by the outstanding views at Wilton Lodge Park, Henderson Gardens and Monteviot House Gardens; or enjoy one of the many walks at Teviot Watergardens, the Hirsel, Paxton House, Kailzie Gardens and Dawyck Botanic Gardens.
Whether you are looking for inspiration as an enthusiastic amateur – or you simply want to enjoy the sights, fragrances and abundance of wildlife in one of Scotland‘s most idyllic areas - you will be sure to return.
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