Gardens & a host of Historic Buildings in The Scottish Borders
Woodside Walled Garden has to be near the top of my favourites list, for it’s genuine charm and position, near Ancrum, on the other side of the road near Harestanes Visitor centre.
Mindrum Garden, Mindrum, Northumberland is just a step over the border! ‘A magical combination of rose gardens, foxgloves, lawns, woods and water‘ The garden is open to the public every Wednesday May-Sept from 11am-4pm.
Monteviot Garden off the A698 towards Jedburgh. The official home of the Marquis of Lothian and the Kerr family. Unlike many other historic homes Monteviot is not a sort of museum or art gallery but a living breathing family residence surrounded by much loved gardens.
Kailzie Gardens, a day out in The Tweed Valley, near Peebles
Dawyck Botanic Garden In a charming Borders glen, Dawyck is one of the world’s finest arboreta, home to some of Britain’s tallest trees – the first 5 Star Garden in Scotland!
Harmony Garden at Melrose
Priorwood – Melrose – the only dedicated dried flower garden in Scotland, producing, processing and arranging dried flowers
Alnwick Castle Gardens in Northumberland – a very modern garden interpretation – well worth a visit!
Cragside House and Gardens Rothbury Northumberland
The Royal Botanic Garden – Edinburgh
And a Veritable Host of Historic Buildings!
Historic Scotland – Safe guarding our heritage for future generations
Floors Castle – Kelso
Abbotsford – home of Sir Walter Scott – near Melrose
High on a hilltop…
Hume Castle on the horizon from the cottages at Hendersyde
Smailholm Tower between Kelso and St Boswells is a prominent landmark that proved inspirational to Sir Walter Scott who is buried at nearby Dryburgh Abbey
Monteath Mausoleum near Ancrum – a wonderful restoration project in The Borders. See the star-light through the roof.
The Waterloo Monument or Peniel Heugh- the tallest man made feature in the Borders
The restoration of Fatlips Castle, the much loved wee tower, which sits on the top of Minto Craggs, in the Scottish Borders.
Paxton House in Berwickshire events, exhibitions and courses – always lots going on!
Hermitage Castle – An awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue….
Traquair the oldest inhabited house in Scotland – buzzing with activity and it’s own traditionally brewed beer! Near Peebles.
Thirlestane Castle by Lauder
Monteviot House and Garden on the way to Jedburgh
Mary Queen of Scots’ House Jedburgh
Manderston, Duns Berwickshire.The Edwardian Country House
Bamburgh Castle on the Northumbrian Coast
The tide time-table for Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland, otherwise known as Lindisfarne!
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – where Harry Potter was filmed!