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Abbotsford garden

Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford garden

Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ

The garden and landscape of Abbotsford are the creation of Sir Walter Scott, and were developed from scratch between 1811 and 1825. The landscape composition is outstanding in aesthetic, scenic and architectural terms and its association with Scott gives it exceptional national value. There are three garden areas: the Entrance Courts, the Morris Garden and the Walled Kitchen Garden. Spring sees Abbotsford displaying swathes of daffidils, followed by bluebells and other spring flowers. May is full of colour with rhododenrons and azaleas, and in July, August and September the herbaceous borders are wonderful. Walk beside the River Tweed or through the woodland.

Abbotsford also has a Self Catering and House:

The Hope Scott Wing (Self Catering Section)

Abbotsford (Historic House Section)

Information on Abbotsford garden , Melrose

Opening Times: 14 Mar to 16 Sep, Mon to Sun, 09:30-17:00, Sun in Mar, Apr & May 11:00-16:00. Mons 27 Jun to 25 Jul, main house closed to the public
Admission: Garden only: Adult £3.50. House & Grounds: Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £18.00. Concessions for Students, Senior Citizens & Groups.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Two miles from Melrose, 1 mile from Galashiels, Edinburgh approx 35 miles. Major routes A1, A68, A7.
Facilities: Coaches Welcome, Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Limited Disabled Access, Parking Availability & Disabled Parking, Picnic area in Garden, Tea Room
Garden Acreage: 6
Parkland / Woodland Acreage: 115
Organisation(s): Historic Houses Association

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