The three acres of Ruthven’s garden have lovely views towards the Cheviots. The garden’s central feature is two ponds joined by a winding stream. The garden is composed of various differing areas - herbaceous borders, woodland areas, a gravel garden, a knot garden, rockeries, an orchard laid to meadow, a kitchen garden, a nuttery, a small lavender field and, adjacent to the house, a formal rose garden. Much of the work to create the garden from the original few small beds around the house has only been undertaken in the last few years, so the garden has not yet reached complete maturity. The latest projects involve the development of a new herbaceous border on the rear lawn, a quadrant bed for azaleas in the spring, and dahlias and chrysanthemums later in the year, adjacent to the drive, and ornamental grass beds on the rear lawn.
The small fold of Highland cattle in the adjacent field complete the scene.
Four miles north of Coldstream on the old Duns road.
Groups and individuals are welcome to come by arrangement.