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Inveresk Village

Inveresk, Musselburgh EH21 7TE
The Gardeners of Inveresk
Current Openings:
Saturday/Sunday, 15/16 June, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
Admission £8.00, children free.
Nominated charity: St.Columba’s Hospice Care 60%.
Description: This year we will present a new garden, a neat garden attached to the redeveloped 1862 Inveresk Combination Poorhouse and a much visited garden in the past which has re-joined the Open event. These are in addition to previously opened gardens which include a television star, one complementing an eco house, one large tiered garden and one garden surrounding the house of the previous area coal mine manager. The National Trust for Scotland property, Inveresk Lodge Garden, has great potential for children with pond dipping an ever-popular pursuit at this venue. Musselburgh’s highly-rated allotments will also be open within the circular trail which passes a very interesting topiary hedge outside a cottage in Double Dykes. The mix of large and small gardens, some of which are wrapped round by high stone walls and others more exposed to the wind and relatively dry climate, will offer visitors many ideas to think over when they return home. The Romans recognised the quality of the soil in this area when they settled here during the Antonine era between 140 and 165 AD and some of the land may well have been in continuous cultivation since then.

Directions: Southside of Musselburgh on the A6124. The 140 bus stops in the village. Spreading visits over two days has been integral in preventing dangerous parking congestion. It is essential that able-bodied people who arrive by car do not park on the main A6124 road running through the village as this impedes smooth emergency vehicle movements

Other details: TICKETS SOLD AT INVERESK LODGE GARDEN Inveresk Village invites keen gardeners everywhere to enjoy the beauty of domestic gardens, allotments and a National Trust Property. To tempt you further there will be hot and cold refreshments, baked goods, and ice cream from Luca’s. Alex Thompson will play relaxing keyboard music on both afternoons. The village gardens are open over two days for the second time. Enthusiasts can visit on both days if they retain their village map and a sticky badge.

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