A trail offering a range of varied gardens, large and small, in the village of Eskbank.
23 Lasswade Road (NEW)
EH22 3EE (Kate Fearnley and Maruska Greenwood): A third of an acre, with beautiful mature planting including a range of trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. There is something in bloom every month of the year, with bearded irises and peonies a feature of early summer. We take an environmentally aware approach, encouraging bees and insects with lots of colour, and growing vegetables and fruit.
18 Dundas Road (NEW)
EH22 3EL (Edward and Mary McMillan): A detached bungalow surrounded by an attractive front and back garden featuring a variety of trees, shrubs and vegetables.
39 Lasswade Road (NEW)
EH22 3EG (Robert and Elizabeth Fairlie): An unusual suburban garden with a variety of statues, seating areas and summer colour.
48 Eskbank Road (NEW)
EH22 3BX (David Binnie): An attractive raised house with a front and hidden rear garden featuring various shrubs, clipped hedges, fruit trees, roses and vegetables.
53 Eskbank Road (NEW)
EH22 3BU (Geoffrey and Tish Alderson): One-and-a-half acres of trees, herbaceous and wonderful roses. Children's animal hunt.
61 Eskbank Road (NEW)
EH22 3BU (Tim Rideout): A small garden with a flavour of the Western cape with plants and trees from South Africa.
By bus: LRT buses 3, 49 from Edinburgh, 149 from Musselburgh or Penicuik; Borders bus X95 from Edinburgh or the borders. By train: to Eskbank station and a 15 minute walk. By car: from the A7 take A 768 (Lasswade Road) towards Dalkeith, No.23 Lasswade Road is on the right after Larkfield Road; from Dalkeith take the A768 from Justinlees roundabout, No.23 Lasswade Road is on the left after Dundas Crescent. Street parking is unrestricted for all gardens.
Sunday 13 June, 12pm - 5pm (2021)
Admission £7.00, children free.
· One Dalkeith 60%.
Tickets and Trail maps will be available from 23 Lasswade Road EH22 3EE. Maps can also be downloaded from Scotland's Gardens Scheme website. Teas will be available at Gilston Lodge, 53 Eskbank Road EH22 3BU.