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Gifford Village and Broadwoodside

Gifford EH41 4QU
The Gardeners of Gifford Village & Mr and Mrs Dalrymple
Current Openings:
Sunday 9 July, 12pm - 5pm (2023)
Admission £7.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Gifford Horticultural Society 60%.
Gifford Village Gifford EH41 4QY (The Gardeners of Gifford): The gardens vary in size and type, from the compact and informal to the large and formal, with a wide range of plants, shrubs and trees. Gifford was laid out in the early 18th century and has retained much of its original charm. The village includes a beautiful church built in 1708, the Lime Avenue of Yester House, a community woodland and a wide range of gardens — all within walking distance of each other.
Broadwoodside Gifford EH41 4JQ (Anna and Robert Dalrymple): "Tucked into a fold in the landscape near Gifford in East Lothian sits a collection of traditional farm buildings that were imaginatively restored to form an elegant family home. Broadwoodside steading is an exercise in polished vernacular, from the yellow limewash of its low, ogee-roofed tower to the oxblood paintwork around its many windows. This is a house that seems to grow out of its environment, the hue of its stone walls and pantiled roof echoed in the colours of the fertile soil of the surrounding farmland, and around the steading has grown up. It has been described as one of the finest contemporary gardens in Scotland, a garden that employs all the classical devices of symmetry, perspective and precise alignment but does so in such a witty fashion that here, in this agricultural setting, the familiar becomes fresh and exciting.” Garden Design Journal.

Directions: Gifford sits between the A1 and the A68 roads about five miles south of Haddington. The village is well signposted from Haddington, Pencaitland and Duns. On the Gifford Circle 123 Bus Route from Haddington. Broadwoodside is just off the B6355 going out of Gifford towards Pencaitland, at the Golf Course junction. 

Other details: Tickets and maps can be purchased either outside the Village Hall or at Broadwoodside.

The listing location on a map.