• The colourful scented flowerbeds at Harmony
    The colourful scented flowerbeds at Harmony© David Robertson
  • The entrance to Harmony Garden, in Melrose
    The entrance to Harmony Garden, in Melrose© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The greenhouses at Harmony
    The greenhouses at Harmony© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Harmony House was built in 1807 by Robert Waugh
    Harmony House was built in 1807 by Robert Waugh© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The path to the Kitchen garden
    The path to the Kitchen garden© Brian Chapple
  • From the garden you can see the imposing ruins of Melrose Abbey
    From the garden you can see the imposing ruins of Melrose Abbey© The National Trust for Scotland

Nestling in the pretty Borders town of Melrose, with enviable views of majestic Melrose Abbey, is Harmony House and Garden.

The handsome Georgian villa looks out onto a beautifully tended garden of smart croquet lawns, colourful, scented flowerbeds, fruits and vegetables.

The house, part of the Trust’s Connoisseurs’ Collection of self-catering rental properties, is considered by many to be the finest example of a Georgian townhouse in Scotland. The walled gardens are lush and secluded, giving visitors the sense of entering a private space.

A smaller rental property, two-bedroomed Harmony Cottage, is also part of the estate. The cottage has many original features, including fireplaces and flagstones, along with its own small garden.

Elegant Regency town house available as a holiday let, set within three acre walled garden which is open to the public.

Harmony Garden plays host to the Borders Book Festival each June. Visit www.bordersbookfestival.org for further information on events at the festival.


Stay at Harmony Cottage

Located close to Harmony Garden, this peaceful cottage lives up to its name. The views look out over Melrose Abbey, a majestic 14th century ruin, and the Eildon Hills …

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Opening times & Prices

25 Oct
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star

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