Last updated on 10 May 13
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Abbotsford House

  3.0/5 (1 ratings)
  • Walled Garden, Abbotsford House Photograph ©
  • View across the Tweed, Abbotsford House Photograph ©

Gardenvisit Editorial

A Scots baronial house and garden, built by the novellist Sir Walter Scott c 1822. A series of protected garden enclosures behind the house draw upon Scots traditions. The River Tweed front of the house has military earthworks and a fine view. Loudon passed by in 1842, in bad health, and remarked that 'Sir Walter Scott's taste was antiquarian rather than artistic, and he has produced such a building and gardens as might have been expected from his peculiar partialities, and his facilities for obtaining fragments of antiquity'.
Address - Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland, TD6 9BQ
Opening times - April to late December. Daily.
Website - Visit the Abbotsford House website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Sir Walter Scott

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  • over 6 years ago Scot said

    The house is terrific and so is the setting. The Abbotsford garden is not quite as 'romantic' as I would like it to be.


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