Scottish Borders

Harmony Garden

Discover peace among manicured lawns and scented borders with views across Melrose Abbey

Planning your visit

There are several cafés and tearooms in Melrose.

With the exception of the kitchen garden area, dogs are very welcome in the garden – we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by telephone on 01896 822493.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
Buggy access
Dogs welcome

We have three holiday properties in Melrose:

Harmony (sleeps 15)

Harmony Cottage (sleeps 4)

Pear Cottage (sleeps 2)

Booking a holiday with the National Trust for Scotland helps us to protect this special place, now and for the future.

On-street parking is available 200m from the entrance to Harmony Garden.


Wander through the walled grounds and lose yourself in peaceful harmony.

In springtime, dog’s tooth violets, dwarf narcissi, orchids, crocuses and fritillaries all burst into life – some of these bulbs are thought to date back to the Edwardian era. Stop to admire the attractive bell-shaped border, a nod to the garden’s links with Melrose Abbey.


The garden has level gravel paths. There are two sets of steps but these can be avoided by crossing the lawns.

Opening times


1 Jan–28 Mar, closed Current period 29 Mar–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

Harmony Garden (donation box)

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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