The Borders are rich in having a variety of gardens.
Teviot Water Gardens, between Jedburgh and Kelso. Terraced gardens featuring still and moving water. Open all year daily 10am-5pm.
B&Bs near Teviot Water Gardens – The School House B&B
Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo. Beautiful collection of trees and shrubs in extensive landscaped grounds. Part of Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. Guided walks throughout the season. Open daily February to November.
Kailzie Gardens near Peebles. Stunning collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Walled garden, Laburnum Walk, Rose Garden and Wild Garden. Open daily all year.
Close to Melrose near St Boswells, are Mertoun Gardens. This 26 acre garden overlooks the River Tweed and has an interesting mix of trees, plants and shrubs. It is most well-known for its extensive walled kitchen gardens which generate a huge quantity of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Open April to September and private tours available.
Close to the town of Melrose you can find the magical and romantic Abbotsford, a mini castle that literally sprang from the imagination of one of Scotland’s favourite writers, Sir Walter Scott. In addition to visiting the castle interior, you can see where Sir Walter penned his famous novels and walk around the beautiful walled garden and grounds. House and Garden Open 1st March – 30th November, times vary throughout the year.
B&Bs near Abbotsford – The School House B&B