Private Gardens of the Scottish Borders

3 days

From £495

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Among the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders are a host of attractive gardens, from intimate private properties to the splendour of Floors Castle. Broadly following the course of the River Tweed, which runs like a silver thread through this tour, we visit a carefully selected series of gardens from our base in Melrose.

These include the walled garden at Kailzie and the private gardens of Carolside, Corbet Tower and Lennel Bank, each one offering interest and individuality. Lying adjacent to historic Melrose Abbey are the tranquil Harmony Gardens and the specialist Priorwood Gardens, while at West Leas we will discover a dramatic project on a grand scale with a passion for plants at its heart. Impressive as this project may be, nothing can quite compare to the grandeur and spectacle of Floors Castle, the largest inhabited house in Scotland, whose fine gardens enjoy glorious views over the Tweed.

Our hotel: The 4-star Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Country Club, nestling on the banks of the River Tweed in a tranquil valley a few miles to the east of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

Tour highlights:

  • Hardy plants at Kailzie Gardens
  • Special access to private gardens
  • The splendours of Floors Castle
  • Harmony and Priorwood gardens in the shadow of Melrose Abbey
  • The River Tweed and the rolling Border Hills

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Today's Price

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £120

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
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  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Discovery Point
07:45 19:45
Broxden Park & Ride
08:15 19:15
Moto Services, M90
09:15 18:15
Halbeath Park & Ride
09:30 18:00
Outside Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Rd
10:00 17:30
Bus stop, North Hanover Street
08:45 18:45
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 July 2021 BPGB210723 23 July 2021 (Friday) 25 July 2021 (Sunday) £495
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book Now
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