The Garden

 
The North-East Pavilion

The North-East Pavilion

Vertical air photo by Adam Cochrane

Vertical air photo by Adam Cochrane

Amisfield Walled Garden is one of the largest walled gardens in Scotland.  It occupies eight acres (3.3 ha) and is sheltered by walls that are 16 feet (4.9 m) high which give the garden a wonderful tranquil and protected atmosphere.  There are circular pavilions at each of its four corners which are A listed for their architectural significance.

The network of paths, based on maps from the 18th century, divides the garden into eight sectors with a central rose garden and wide borders around the outer walls.
Flowers amongst the fennel and chard

Flowers amongst the fennel and chard

The Hornbeam Walk and Wildflower Meadow

The Hornbeam Walk and Wildflower Meadow

The east and west facing walls give shelter to wide herbaceous borders that are full of colour throughout the year, while the south-facing border is used for growing herbs and vegetables that are used by the volunteers or sold locally.

Each of the eight sectors of the garden is being developed with a different character ranging from orchard and soft fruit, woodland planting, or open lawns and a wildflower meadow to encourage native insects and birds.

The Apple Walk

The Apple Walk

The garden contains a large collection of apple treesĀ­ including local varieties such as the East Lothian Pippin and the Lady of Wemyss and many other heritage varieties that were once commonly grown in Scotland.

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