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Address: 24 inveresk village, Musselburgh EH21 7TE, Scotland
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charming little garden

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2014
wiewiorowski
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Poland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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East Lothian
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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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
Poland
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112 reviews
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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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1 Thank wiewiorowski
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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632 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

walked through this area with my walking group last week, the place was looking lovely in the spring sunshine,several places to stop for a wee break.

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Thank unclegus
edinburgh
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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Midlothian
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A nice place to visit but it only needs an hour max. We saw it at the end of the season and it still looked good.

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