We hope you enjoy your visit to Abbotsford's beautiful Regency Gardens. The suggested donation for admission to the gardens is £5 per person.
Please donate by clicking the big DONATE button at the top of this page
Or you can donate* by text (SMS) if you prefer:
To donate £5, text SCOTT254 to 70970
To donate £10, text SCOTT254 to 70191
Or by cheque:
Please make cheques payable to The Abbotsford Trust and post to us at: Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BQ.
About Sir Walter Scott's gardens
The garden was designed by Sir Walter Scott with advice from artists, architects and friends. It is a rare surviving example of a Regency garden layout.
The South Court is the first of the three outdoor ‘rooms’ that Sir Walter Scott created. Designed as the formal entrance to Abbotsford, it has an imposing entrance gate and high surrounding walls which act as a foil to the gothic arcade, which is based on the cloister at Melrose Abbey.
The Morris Garden is the sunken garden to the east of the house. It was known in Scott’s day as the East Court. The garden still retains many elements that Scott introduced, but it is also the garden that has witnessed most alterations to his original plans.
The Walled Garden. Sir Walter Scott’s kitchen garden is reached from the Morris Garden through a stone archway. This is the garden where Scott grew the vegetables and fruit he needed to feed his household.
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