Inveresk Lodge Garden

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

Victorian Glasshouse


Sundial dating from 1644

Semi-rural setting, stunning views

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Admission charges

Adult £3, Family £8, Single Parent £6, Concession £2

Additional info

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

Inveresk Lodge Garden
24 Inveresk Village
East Lothian
EH21 7TE



0844 4932126

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