Enjoy a world of discovery at the National Museum of Scotland, the UK’s most popular museum outside of London. From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world.
Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle the National War Museum tells the story of battles lost and won, through military artefacts and personal treasures. Over the last 400 years, conflicts at home and abroad have drawn Scots into battle.
Well stocked and beautifully designed mature, medium-sized town garden comprising herbaceous/shrub beds, lawn, vegetables and fruit, water feature, seating areas and trees. This is a garden that has been transformed from a wilderness thirty years ago and continues to evolve.
Enjoy a day out at a local exotic paradise and visit the world’s longest running tropical butterfly house at Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World.
Daily events include fish/terrapin feeding, animal feeding and our 12 & 3pm animal handling sessions.
at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade
Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place. Only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre, you’ll find Fort Douglas play park, Restoration Yard cafe and store, special activities and events, plus waymarked walking and cycling routes.
Dalkeith Country Park is an experience unlike any other.
Traditional 18th century walled garden with huge herbaceous border, shrubberies, fruit and vegetables. Stunning glen running along the North Esk river in the process of restoration (stout shoes recommended). Large pond with evolving planting. Young arboretum and collection of Rosa pimpinellifolia.
A large garden to see for all seasons. Walled garden adjacent to the house, box-edged borders filled with bulbs, roses and lavender beds. There is also a rustic summerhouse, glasshouse, formal lily pond and castellated yew hedge. The shrubbery has rhododendrons, azaleas and bulbs.
Central to the design of this walled garden is a path through a double mixed border. Long rows of vegetables and fruit also contribute to colour and design when seen from the house and terrace. A long border of repeat flowering roses and rose and annual beds contribute to an extended season of colour and interest.
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences, historic hangars, an assault course and acres of green grass and fresh air.
An 18th century walled garden, with main feature a Cedar of Lebanon, reputedly planted in 1750 by the sea captain who built the house. It provides challenges for planting in terms of shade and needle fall.
Riverside gardens surrounding the only remaining workable water powered grain mill in Clydesdale. Diverse plant habitats from saturated to bone dry allow a vast range of trees and shrubs, both ornamental and fruit, with a vegetable garden.
Nestled in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th century castle set in a meadow landscape.
Family home to the Duke of Lauderdale, it is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and still remains home to the Maitland family today.
This is a beautiful mature garden extending to 15 acres including the woodland walk. There is a formal herbaceous part, a small vegetable garden and orchard. In addition, there are flowering shrubs, abundant and striking rhododendrons and azaleas as well as many fine specimen trees.
On the way up to Castle Campbell overlooking Dollar Glen, this colourful garden has several mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, a wildlife pond, two rockeries, alpine troughs, fruit and vegetable gardens, and a mini-orchard. The owner is a plantaholic and likes to collect unusual specimens.
A tranquil garden, divided by internal hedges into smaller areas. These include a small Japanese garden, spring bulbs naturalised in grass, a mini orchard and wildflowers, a rill, a wildlife pond, mixed herbaceous borders, all within an acre plot.
Rosewells, designed by the garden owners, has developed over the last 20 years. It has an underlying theme that each part of the garden should work in relation to the rest to create one overall effect. Child friendly.
The 17th century tower house and gardens have been painstakingly restored over the last 20 years. The walled garden is a series of ‘rooms’, including a wildlife meadow, productive potager, magical Griselinia garden, wildlife ponds and rill, and recently planted mid and late season perennial borders.