The Garden Guide


Carolside is a Georgian house with an oval walled garden surrounded by woodland and parkland on the east bank of the River Leader in the Scottish Borders. It is the home of Rose and Anthony Foyle (of Foyles bookshop fame), and true to her name Rose is passionate about roses.

Head Gardener's Comment

A romantic garden in the Leader valley with sweeping lawns to the oval walled garden housing an historic collection of roses including a National Collection of Gallica roses .
A garden of rooms, Delphinium beds, traditional herbaceous borders, herb garden, Winter garden, Secret garden and Hidden garden and an orchard of wild flowers .

Photograph © Carolside
Photograph © Carolside
Photograph © Carolside


Carolside is an 18th century mansion house set in a former deer park.

Plants of note

A National Collection of Gallica roses

Earlston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, TD4 6AL

May/June/July, Saturdays and Sundays 11-5pm

£6 per person Children free

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