Novelist, poet and playwright Sir Walter Scott created the three walled gardens in the early 19th century, set within a naturalistic wooded landscape beside the river Tweed. For the past 200 years, vegetables, herbs and fruit have been grown here, now complemented by herbaceous borders, spring-flowering shrubs, rhododendrons and bluebells in May, and a profusion of beautiful roses.
Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory
Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Abbotsford
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Single visitor discount: 30%
- Card not valid 14 & 15 Aug
- Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
26 Apr-30 Nov, daily, 10am-5pm (4pm in Nov)
Adults £5.90, seniors £5.40, children (5-16) £3.10. No booking – walk-up only