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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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  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
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