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A pleasant place to wander...

This estate probably receives few visitors, hence the informality and reliance on an honesty box... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derby, England
A wet Sunday

A beautiful quiet garden which may well be easily passed by our overlooked. We have visited in... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Wylam, United Kingdom
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Mertoun B6404, St Boswells, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This estate probably receives few visitors, hence the informality and reliance on an honesty box, but it's great that the owners should allow Joe Public to view their gardeners' efforts. It is not therefore meant to be an 'attraction' in the same way that some...More

Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The house is situated on an elevated position in an open parkland overlooking the Tweed with cultivated fields beyond. There is a small lake with a fountain and waterlilies and some sparse borders. There is a heavily wooded section with paths and arrows pointing in...More

Thank Expectal0t
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful quiet garden which may well be easily passed by our overlooked. We have visited in passed years but before this most recent visit had never been to the walked garden. Would strongly recommend that you make the effort to seek out & go...More

Thank clowcroft
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Few years since our last visit but as attractive as ever. It was a blustery yet sunny day. A but wind swept when sitting on garden bench looking out down across the Tweed but really warm in more sheltered and secluded parts of the garden....More

Thank clowcroft
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you like a natural, uncontrived kind of garden, then Mertoun Gardens is for you. After putting your donation in the box, you are free to wander around, although I did find the arrows (which one should follow) slightly confusing and ended up wandering down...More

2  Thank patriciamacadam
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Relaxing garden and worth seeing but hopefully on a nice day. It is home to the Duke of Sutherland who opens it every Summer.

Thank Rose C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Staying at the Dryburgh, this was so close we had to visit, the fee is £5 in an honesty box with children free. The Gardens are very nice and relaxing to walk around with a collection of interesting trees around the main garden which leads...More

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This garden is a gardener's garden, ideal for adults, not really for children We paid £5 each into the honesty box, to go in attractive beds, and some beautiful though not unusual plants Some very old trees An inclined kitchen garden with obsessively neat beds...More

2  Thank james c
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Mertoun is rather tucked away, but worth seeking out. No, there's no visitors' centre or teashop, and you pur your entrance fee in an honesty box. Then you are free to wander and enjoy. Make sure you go as far as the top part of...More

2  Thank Bryony S
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Growing up in the Scottish Borders, I felt it was time to visit some places on my doorstep. There is a suggested donation of £4 which you leave in the honesty box and there is a leaflet which you can take with you to guide...More

1  Thank ScottishLassie23
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