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Harmony Garden

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

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Harmony Garden – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please note that Harmony Garden will be closed to the public between Saturday 11 and Tuesday 21 June; this is for the set-up and de-rigging of the Borders Book Festival. The festival itself takes place from Thursday 16–Sunday 19 June.

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 209504.

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

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


Please note that the garden will be closed Sat 11–Tues 21 June for the book festival, and on Sat 2 July for a wedding.

1 Jan–31 Mar, closed Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, open 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.

Join from £50