A trio of East Lothian Gardens
Once a month through the summer, these three beautiful gardens in Humbie in East Lothian open to the public together. Stobshiel House, Humbie Dean and Longwood Garden Owners are inviting people to visit every second Thursday of the month (starting in May) and as they are just a short drive from one another, it makes a lovely day out exploring all three!
Do take the opportunity to visit more than once and enjoy the gardens as they change through the season.
Thursday 12 May, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 9 June, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 14 July, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 11 August, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 8 September, 10am - 4pm (Humbie Dean only)
Discover more about all three gardens below:
Situated in Humbie, the walled garden of Stobshiel House is a garden that has been redesigned with stone and gravel paths and soft edging. A large, formal lily pond now forms the focal point in front of the house. Through the walled garden, the paths lead you towards the greenhouse, potting shed and down to the cut-flower and vegetable garden. Outside the wall the garden is full of shrubs, roses, bulbs, trees, clematis and more. There are paths to wander around with plenty of seating. There is a large pond, another lily pond and a woodland garden with a burn running through. In May and June it is full of rhododendrons and azaleas. Stobshiel House is also open by arrangement from 6 April - 29 September (Wednesdays only).
Humbie Dean has a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season. A limited palette of plants with hosta, hellebores, perennial geranium, primula, meconopsis, martagon lilies, clematis, spring bulbs, ground cover, herbaceous and shrub planting, bluebell meadow, mature and recent azalea and rhododendron planting. A short woodland walk has been created, only accessible by a series of steps.
Longwood is an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden and borders including roses, vegetables, lawns and woodlands. With its open aspect, the garden also enjoys stunning views over the Forth.