Dawyck Botanic Garden

Gardens-Guide.com is the premiere open gardens directory in Britain today.

  • Scotland
  • 01721 760254
  • V.Brunt@rbge.ac.uk
  • Home
  • Garden's Finder
  • Garden's Detail

Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders,
Scotland, EH45 9JU

01721 760254

01721 760214


Listed By
User Image

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Feb - 30th Nov; 7 days a week; Feb & Nov - 10am - 4pm; Mar & Oct - 10am - 5 pm; April - Sept 10 - 6pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By arrangement

Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Feb Spring Summer Autumn

To see:

Snowdrops Bulbs, rhododendrons herbaceous Autumn colour

Admission Prices

Adult £6; Over 60s £5; membership available. Group discount available, telephone for details.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

We have a dedicated wheelchair route.

Garden Features & Events

Scotland's first 5* Garden (Visit Scotland). Winner of Green Tourism Award by Visit Scotland in 2010.
Events: check website www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

Traquair Arms, Inverleithen.

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Historic towns of Scottish Borders

Description of Garden

This is a spectacular woodland garden with a history of tree planting extending over 300 years. There are waymarked trails which highlight the special collections at Dawyck; the David Douglas trail where you can follow the intrepid adventures of this famous plant hunter, and the Scottish Rare plant trail where you can find out more about Scottish Native Plants.

Seasonal highlights include snowdrops, daffodils, rhododendrons, azaleas, streamside herbaceous plantings and spectacular autumn colours and berries. The visitor can find out more about fungi, mosses and lichens in the world's first ever reserve for non-flowering plants.

Dawyck has one of the world's finest arboretums with some wonderful mature specimen trees including the Dawyck beech and even a fine collection of stonework created by Italian craftsmen in the 1820's.

History Of Garden

The oldest surviving tree dates from 1690. Dawyck became one of the first National Botanic Gardens of Scotland in 1978.

2018 Garden Season

Over 650 Open Gardens online
NOW compatible with Tablets, Smartphones and Desktop

Please consider a small donation to support Gardens-Guide.com