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Visit Duns this August

For the first time ever, the beautiful Border town of Duns will host an Open Gardens Day, for charity, organised by Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous (volunteer group) and supported by Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.

The event will be held from 12.00 noon to 5.00p.m. on Sunday 22 August 2021.

Seventeen local gardens will be open to the public. The gardens vary greatly from small areas, filled with colourful bedding plants, to rambling areas of woodland, ponds, vegetable gardens, courtyards and tailored lawns. We’re sure there will be something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced gardener, a novice gardener or just looking to share new/different ideas.

As well as visiting the open gardens, visitors will also be able to see the many town beds and planters, maintained by Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous. These are clearly marked on the Route Map.

Duns Volunteers

Tickets and Route Maps

Available to purchase at the Volunteer Hall, Langtongate, Duns TD11 3AF, from 12 noon on the day.


£5.00 per adult, children free.


Teas/coffees/biscuits will be available (£2.00) at the Volunteer Hall. For those wishing to have some lunch/snack/refreshments on the day, there will be a number of cafes, bistros and hotels open near to and in the Market Square.

Plants for sale

There will also be a plant sale outside the hall.


Toilet facilities are available at the Hall.


Free parking will be available in the Berwickshire Housing Association car park located at 55 Newtown Street, Duns TD11 3AU. A gate leading from the back of the car park will take you through to Langtongate opposite the Volunteer Hall.


Why not make a day of it by bringing the whole family along – even those who may not be interested in gardening – as Duns has so much to offer, including:

All proceeds from the day will go to support both local charities/organisations and also those supported by Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.

Please come along and help support all of the above deserving charities whilst enjoying visiting a variety of gardens and spending time in our beautiful town. We’re sure it will be a wonderful day out for the whole family.