Inveresk Lodge Garden
24 Inveresk Village
Secluded garden features rare and unusual plants in an informal setting, with wooded and wildlife areas.
A sunny hillside garden tucked away behind high garden walls.
The garden is open all year and you will be sure to find something to catch your eye any time you visit.
Scents and colours delight the senses year round, never more so than in the depth of winter with the christmas box, Sarcococca confusa anointing the air and winter aconites, Eranthis hyemalis lightening up in sunny spots early in the new year.
The shrub roses are at their best during early summer, in varying hues and perfumes.
Wild fowl are frequent visitors, swans, ducks and geese. Other birds noted are various tits, herons, tree creepers and rumour has it, a kingfisher!
Pond dipping can be done from the platform on the bigger pond to explore the world of water creatures. Keep an eye out for Ranger led activities listed within Events.
The cooler crisp days of autumn can bring beautiful colour to the leaves and stems of many of the trees and shrubs found here, the best being the Cercidiphyllum japonicum in the woodland, with shades of red, orange, yellow and occasionally purple. At this time of year the leaves can smell strongly of toffee or strawberry jam!
Many rare and unusual plants
Graham Stuart Thomas designed Rose Border
Diverse growing conditions, makes interesting planting schemes
Natural pond area rich in wildlife
National Tropaeolum collection
Sundial dating from 1644
Semi-rural setting, stunning views
Garden, parklands or rural site
Adult £3, Family £8, Single Parent £6, Concession £2
Parking at entrance with four steps. Entrance 100 metres left of main entrance, assistance required to open it from garden side. Glasshouse is accessible. Top terrace and upper reaches of the garden may be accessible to some as are accessed through the Glasshouse. Scented plants. Two boards giving the history of the garden. Interpretation guides to take round the garden