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Inveresk Lodge Garden

Peaceful hillside garden and pond tucked away in a charming village

Things to do

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

You’ll find the beautiful glasshouse just to the left of the entrance gate. Check the white board for seasonal plants and wildlife to look for during your visit. There are also some interpretation guides that you can take around the garden.

Go down the steps into the main area, where you’ll find a variety of themed borders featuring both familiar and rare plants. In the lower level you’ll find a woodland walk, a scattering of picnic benches and the ponds. There’s also an interesting sundial at the centre of the garden – its unusual lectern dial dates back to 1644.

Children’s activities

Children can follow a discovery trail highlighting some of the garden’s flora and fauna. They can also bring their own nets and go pond dipping from the platform on the larger pond.

School visits

We welcome school visits at Inveresk Lodge Garden. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

Nature spotting

Wildfowl are frequent visitors to the garden, including swans, ducks and geese. Other birds spotted are various tits, herons and treecreepers. If you are lucky, you may spot a kingfisher.

Venue hire

A hidden gem

Tall trees, fragrant flowers, clear water – these walled grounds tucked away in the charming village of Inveresk, near Edinburgh, have all the ingredients for a garden paradise.

This hillside plant haven offers a sanctuary of tranquillity and a year-round feast for the senses. It’s home to colourful borders and a heady mix of scents, including roses, honeysuckle and herbs.

The garden is split into two main areas, with sloping lawns and borders at the top of the hill and the wilder woodland and ponds below.

The 17th-century Lodge House provides a stunning backdrop to the upper garden’s sloping lawns and Conservatory. You and your guests can explore the wilder woodland and ponds below, both alive with birdsong and wildlife.

Inveresk Lodge Garden is available to hire throughout the year from 9am until 9pm.

Highlights

Charming gardens, courtyard and outbuildings

Facilities and useful information

  • Marquee area within the grounds for up to 50 guests

Venue restrictions

There is restricted car parking availability surrounding Inveresk Lodge Garden and within Inveresk Village.

Inveresk Lodge Garden is a walled site and therefore unsuitable for food vans.

Enhancements

We can source a wide variety of options from entertainment, floristry, catering, marquee hire and much more.

To arrange a viewing

We’d be delighted to meet with you to discuss your requirements further. Please email newhailes@nts.org.uk