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 early in the 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, the Goblin Ha' and Tweeddale Hotels and a wide range of gardens all within walking distance of each other.
Broadwoodside Gifford, EH41 4JQ (Anna and Robert Dalrymple): The garden at Broadwoodside is planted in and around a farm steading, rescued from dereliction. While people often talk of starting a new garden with a blank canvas, Broadwoodside was more like painting by numbers - planting the garden has been like an exercise in 'colouring-in' with the layout determined by the footprint of existing buildings and the old walls surrounding them. But, unlike a picture in a frame, a garden is always a work in progress.
Directions: Gifford sits between the A1 and A68 roads about five miles south of Haddington. The village is well signposted from Haddington, Pencaitland and Duns.
Sunday 8 July, 1pm - 5pm (2018)
Admission £6.00, children free.
· Local Charities 30% & Gifford Horticultural Society 30%.