Dawyck Botanic Garden

LOCATION

STOBO, SCOTTISH BORDERS

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Our View

From the landscaped walks of this historic arboretum an impressive collection of mature specimen trees can be seen - some over 40 metres tall and including the unique Dawyck Beech. Notable features include the Dutch Bridge, and stonework/terracing produced by Italian craftsmen in the 1820s.

Dawyck Botanic Garden
STOBO, Near Peebles, EH45 9JU
Phone : 01721 760254

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Visitor Centre provides fully accessible facilities & the garden has limited accessibility route available
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open daily, Feb & Nov 10-4; Mar & Oct 10-5; Apr-Sep 10-6

About The area

Discover Scottish Borders

Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.

Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.

Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.

 

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