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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain's acres of beautiful parkland were first laid out in 1725 by William Adam. The formal gardens we enjoy today were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfied in 1910, in an Italian style sympathetic to the 18th century layout. Situated to the south of the main house Blomfield planned a series of Italianate terraces with herbaceous borders; a series of three balustrade terraces leading to a sweeping lawn descending to a lake. The middle terrace is the largest, with an intricate parterre on either side of a central pavement, and lawns at each end. The smaller third terrace includes a fishpond. Other attractions include the unusual Dutch-style thatched cottage, a rhododendron walk and a wooded glen with a collection of unusual shrubs. This area is lovely in the spring, with snowdrops, followed by daffodils and bluebells, covering the ground. The parkland includes some fine specimen trees. Outdoor shoes are recommended for the grounds.

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Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly




Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available

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Garden Acreage: 4.5

Parkland Acreage: 30

Open Times: 4 days over Easter, 28 Apr to 25 Sept - Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11am - 5pm

Price Details: Adult £5.00, Child £2.50, Child (Under 5) Free.


01573 410225
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Gordon, Scottish Borders, GordonTD3 6LG, United Kingdom

Seven miles north of Kelso, off the A6089 Kelso to Lauder road. Five miles east of Earlston, off the B6397 (Earlston is on the A68 Edinburgh to Jedburgh road).

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