Scotland boasts some of the most wonderful (Botanic) gardens in Britain and the gardens from the National Botanic Gardens of Scotland belong to the oldest and most beautiful in the world, and also contain one of the richest plant collections. Their gardens are located in Edinburgh, Benmore, Logan and Dawyck.
Dawyck Botanic Garden is located in the Scottish Borders on the B712, only eight miles southwest of Peebles. This botanic garden is more than 300 years old and boasts some of the tallest trees in Britain, as well as exotic conifers. Located in a picturesque glen Dawyck is a trully magnificant garden offering spectacular displays of azaleas, rhododendrons and lovely walks on the hillside and along little burns. Themed trails provide insight into the special collections at Dawyck, and follow the adventures and discoveries of plant collector David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named.
Dawyck Botanic Garden has a gift shop, conservatory and of course very nice plants for sale. Dawyck House unfortunately doesn”t belong to the garden and can therefore not be visisted, but is well visible from the several trails. Dawyck Garden is open daily, starting at 10.00am, from the beginning of February to the end of November. Admission is £3.50 for adults, £3.00 concession and children pay £1.00.