Malleny Garden

LOCATION

BALERNO, EDINBURGH

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These delightful gardens are set round a 17th-century house (not open to the public). Around 150 varieties of rose, a woodland garden, and a group of four clipped yews, known as the Four Evangelists, survivors of a group planted in 1603, are among its notable features.

Malleny Garden
Blue Cottage, BALERNO, Edinburgh, EH14 7AF

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Scented plants, drop off point
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 or dusk if earlier

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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