Surrounding the outstanding Scots Baronial mansion designed by David Bryce in the mid-19th century, Glen House gardens are laid out on a series of shallow terraces overhanging the glen itself, which offers one of the loveliest designed landscapes in the Borders. The garden expands from the formal courtyard through a yew colonnade, and contains a fine range of trees, long herbaceous border and pool garden with pergola, all arranged within the curve of slopes sheltering the house.
Follow B709 out of Innerleithen for approximately two and a half miles. Right turn at signpost for Glen Estate.
Sunday 1 July, 11am - 4pm (2018)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· The Conservation Foundation 60%.
To celebrate 2018 as the Year of Young People, Glen is running a poetry competition on its open day. Write a poem on one of these three topics: 1. Dream Gardens, 2. Twigs or 3. What does Nature mean to you? Two categories: under 10 and 11-16 and three prizes for each: 1st prize £10, 2nd prize £7 and 3rd prize £3. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic on the day.