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Scottish Borders

Priorwood Garden

A beautiful walled garden, with a heritage orchard and flower beds, waiting to be explored

Planning your visit

There are no toilets on site, but a public toilet is located just outside the garden.

Children are very welcome to play on the grass.

Dogs are very welcome in the garden – we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

For more information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or 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.

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A ramp gives access to the garden, where there are gravel paths, grass surfaces and level ground.

Dogs are very welcome in the garden – we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

We have three holiday properties in Melrose:

Pear Cottage (sleeps 2)

Harmony (sleeps 15)

Harmony Cottage (sleeps 4)

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

There is limited on-street parking near the garden.

Picnics

Wander past herbaceous borders and herb gardens before ambling around the tranquil orchard and the woodland area, where shade-loving plants and hardy shrubs thrive.

Sniff out the scented blooms which are used to make pot pourri.

Look out for four wrought-iron inserts in the garden wall, beautifully decorated with mulberries and thought to be the work of either Robert Lorimer or Edwin Lutyens.

Walks

A ramp gives access to the garden, where there are gravel paths, grass surfaces and level ground.

Opening times

Garden

Current period1 Jan–31 Mar, closed

Entry prices

Priorwood Garden (donation box)
Adult
Free
Concession
Free
Family
Free

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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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