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Address: 24 inveresk village, Musselburgh EH21 7TE, Scotland

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Peaceful haven

The sun helps of course but stepping from Musselborogh roads into this garden was heavenly. There's a more formal area that needs a lot more work in terms of weeding and also a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
ComfortwithValue
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely haven of peace and quiet, in a gorgeous setting. It has obviously at one time been a wonderful place, but is now starting to look rundown, lots of weeds and some of the flowerbeds look untended.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The sun helps of course but stepping from Musselborogh roads into this garden was heavenly. There's a more formal area that needs a lot more work in terms of weeding and also a wilder, meadow area beyond. I was envious of the visitor who was stretched out with her book; that would have made the visit perfect. A wonderful sence... More 

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Thank ComfortwithValue
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Lots of weeds and nettles. Blocked off areas. The meadow was a mess. They had scalped it with some sort of machine and then just left most of the hay. The tropaeolum collection was a disgrace. Ponds and wet areas covered in weed and in my opinion quite dangerous for toddlers. Sadly the Scottish National Trust seems to be very... More 

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1 Thank Moravian19
East Lothian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This gorgeous informal south-facing garden deserves to be better known. There is a fine rose border, lovely terrace, formal area and informal area with ponds and lots of intersting plants. The greenhouses have seating where you could have a picnic.

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Thank Pbrayne
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely tranquil gardens, take a picnic or a book to read and enjoy a good couple of peaceful hours. Summer and Autumn is quite special.

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1 Thank scotlass508
Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

When I entered I did not think much of it but soon changed my mind. It is laid out on a quite steep incline at the bottom of which is a beautiful buttercup studded meadow with a little pond fed by a stream. As you meander down to reach it for your delectation are lovely herbaceous borders, some focal points,... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Beautiful gardens with lovely greenhouse and lovely knowledgeable staff well worth a visit when in the area

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2 Thank pembles
Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This was our first time visiting the Gardens with our young kids. We had used the Gardens several years ago for our wedding photographs and thought it was time to show the kids. When we arrived we noted that the NTS were holding a 'bugs' day for the kids. We were met by Stuart the resident Ranger who was excellent,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We went to the Gardens as all the NTS places around Edinburgh we've not seen were shut week of 3 to 6 April 2013. What is it with the National Trust for Scotland? Some big houses, such as Newhailes, seemed to open for a couple of days in April and then shut until May or June! The Gardens are worth... More 

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Thank ConsultantNomad
Midlothian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A real gardener's garden - lots of interesting plants and of year round interest. Not large but we still managed to spend a good hour and a half here, and could happily have stayed longer. Bring a decent pair of shoes if you are to experience the gardens to the full - can be mussddy after wet weather (ie usually... More 

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