Dawyck Botanic Garden
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Highlights include the Azalea Terrace, which offers a brightly coloured display in spring. One often-photographed feature is a Dutch bridge, overlooked by Douglas firs. Near the bridge is a small waterfall on Scrape Burn, where you can find snowdrops in spring.
There are old larches and a Beech Walk offering excellent views to Dawyck House. The garden is decorated with Italian stonework commissioned by Sir John Naesmith, who once owned the garden. Sir John is also responsible for the decorative urns that act as focal points throughout the gardens.
Another feature is Dynamo Pond, created to provide water for a small-scale hydroelectric scheme that generated electricity for Dawyck House. Beside the pond is an ancient larch that is among the oldest trees in the garden.
Dawyck is associated with the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, as a regional centre.
About Dawyck Botanic Garden
Address: Stobo, Peebles, Borders, Scotland, EH45 9JU
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: on B712
Website: Dawyck Botanic Garden
Phone: 01721 760 254
OS: NT162 352
Photo Credit: MJ Richardson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Stobo Parish Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Neidpath Castle - 5.7 miles (Castle)
Cross Kirk, Peebles - 6.4 miles (Historic Church)
Gladstone Court Museum - 7.6 miles (Museum)
Greenhill Covenanters' House - 7.7 miles (Museum)
Biggar Gasworks Museum - 7.8 miles (Museum)
Coulter Motte - 9 miles (Castle)
Traquair House - 10.4 miles (Historic House)
Nearest Accommodation to Dawyck Botanic Garden:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
23 High Street
Tel: 01721 723 159
Fax: 01750 21886