Description: This is a mature, secluded woodland garden created in the early 1900s. Its most prominent feature is the constant presence of water that adds to the tranquillity of the garden throughout the seasons, beginning with the drama of a waterfall at its head through a cascade of ponds, punctuated along the way by stepping stones and bridges. The garden was brought to life when Japanese style was the height of fashion – hence its cherry trees, maples, and iconic Japanese lanterns, ‘tea house’ and humpback bridge. The azaleas and rhododendrons provide a spectacular display in the spring while autumn brings the unmistakable scent of burnt sugar from the Katsura and the colour changes from greens to stunning deep reds and yellows. Limited disabled access due to gravel paths and steps. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.
Directions: Off the B712. (Peebles/Broughton road) via Stobo Castle entrance. Bus 91.