Garden related places to visit in Midlothian


Craigies Farm in South Queensferry is a wonderful place for a day out and has plenty to offer the whole family including:

  • A Fantastic Deli & Butchery
  • A Cafe with freshly baked cakes every day
  • Pick your own fruit (blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, redcurrants & strawberries)
  • Local walks & cycle paths
  • Kids activities and animals to see. 

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Dr Neils Garden in Edinburgh’s Duddingston Village is a hidden gem of a garden. Created in 1965 by Drs Andrew & Nancy Neil on a piece of waste ground at the foot of Arthurs Seat, next to Duddingtson Loch and the ancient Kirk it was a real labour of love and is the perfect place for inspiration and contemplation.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre. 

They also run plenty of specialist exhibitions and activities throughout the year, I always enjoy a cream tea in the cafe when I’m there too.

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The Secret Herb Garden at Damhead

A wonderful herb nursery on the outskirts of Edinburgh with a cafe, shop, vintage furniture and bees. A neighbour recently completed one of their bee-keeping courses and I’m seriously considering it too.

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The Archivists’ Garden in Edinburgh

The open courtyard between General Register House and New Register House has been transformed into a unique garden planted with 57 plant species – all connected in some way to Scotland’s collective memory, whether through myth and folklore, heraldry, or association with individual famous Scots.

It’s open during office hours.  Admission is free.

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The Lost Garden of Penicuik on The Penicuik Estate

The Lost Garden of Penicuik is a 50-year community project for food production and walled garden restoration. 

Join as a volunteer – just turn up the first Sunday of the month

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