• Heavily laden apple trees at Priorwood, Melrose
    Heavily laden apple trees at Priorwood, Melrose© Iain Highet
  • The Apple Orchard at Priorwood, Melrose
    The Apple Orchard at Priorwood, Melrose© The National Trust for Scotland
  •  The bronze dove sculpture by David Annand.
    The bronze dove sculpture by David Annand.© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The dried flower workshop
    The dried flower workshop© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The walled garden at Priorwood, Melrose
    The walled garden at Priorwood, Melrose© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Dried Flowers stored at Priorwood, Melrose
    Dried Flowers stored at Priorwood, Melrose © The National Trust for Scotland

With an enviable setting in the ancient precinct of the magnificent 12th-century Melrose Abbey, this delightfully rustic walled garden has three distinct areas to explore.

A dried flower workshop gives visitors an overview of the garden’s history and highlights, while also housing Scotland’s only dedicated dried flower garden, with a drying room where you can pick your own blooms to order.

The apple orchard cultivates many historic varieties, conjuring up connections with the garden’s past, when it may have been used as a kitchen garden by Melrose Abbey monks. The latest addition is the woodland area, bringing further biodiversity and a touch of wildness to the garden.

Priorwood is a specialist centre for the craft of dried flower arranging. The garden also includes an orchard where you can see historic apple varieties being grown organically.

The Priorwood shop also sells vegetables which are grown at the Harmony Garden.


Pear Cottage

This snug hideaway, in the heart of Melrose is perfect for plant-loving couples looking to escape to gardening heaven. The apartment is situated above Priorwood Dried Flower Shop and …

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Opening times & Prices

31 May
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support our work by joining or making a donation.

Gradings & Awards

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