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Abbotsford

Melrose TD6 9BQ
The Abbotsford Trust
T:01896 752043 enquiries@scottsabbotsford.co.uk
The garden was designed by Sir Walter Scott with advice from artists, architects and friends. It is a rare surviving example of a Regency Garden layout – and completely different from the English Landscape Garden style which ‘Capability’ Brown made his own in the previous decades. Abbotsford’s garden aims to provide a harmonious transition between the luxury and comfort of the interiors of the house with wonders of nature in the wider estate through a series of secluded, richly detailed and sheltered ‘rooms’. In its day it would have showcased the latest plants discovered from around the globe, both in its borders and ‘stove houses’, and was tended by William Bogie, a Frenchman trained by James MacDonald one of the most celebrated gardeners of the day. 

Directions: Off the A6091, near Melrose. Bus X62 and 72 from Edinburgh and Peebles. Train from Waverley to Tweedbank. Minibus or one-mile walk from train station. 

Openings:
1 March - 31 March, 10am - 4pm (2019)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
1 April - 31 October, 10am - 5pm (2019)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
1 November - 30 November, 10am - 4pm (2019)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.

Other details: Abbotsford is open throughout the year and is delighted to be involved with Gardens and Health week in August.

The listing location on a map.