Dr Neil's Garden
Old Church Lane
Duddingston Village
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(10am-dusk every day, except by prior notice)

What’s On

Open Weekend in aid of Scotland’s Garden Scheme Saturday & Sunday 4th and 5th May 14:00 to 17:00

Dr Neil’s Garden is pleased to be part of Scotland’s Gardens again this year. Raising funds for a number of charities under  Scotland’s Garden Scheme. 

Plants will be on sale, and our gardener, Claudia will be on hand in the nursery to advise.

Teas are available. 14:00 to 17:00 in the Garden Room

£3 entry including entry to the Thomson Tower, Children free. All proceeds will be donated to Christian Aid

Virtual walk round Dr Neil’s Garden – Thursday 4th April 19:30

Thursday 4th April at 19:30 our head gardener (Claudia Pottier) is holding a vitual tour of the garden in the Garden Room of Duddingston Kirk

Free entry free, with glass of wine on entry

Donations welcome for Dr Neil’s Garden Trust

The Garden cafe – Open until Autumn 2019

The Garden Room is now open again for Summer 2019.

Opening Hours are:

  • Wednesdays: 13:00 to 16:00
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 to 16:00
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 13:00 to 16:00

As normal there is a great selection of teas and coffees, home baking … cakes, scones and tray bakes.

Soup served over lunchtime

Christmas Wreath Making and Festive Table Decoration Workshops

Once more we are hosting the popular Christmas wreath making workshops. However, this year we are also running a workshop on Christmas table decorations

Wreath making workshops

Claudia Pottier, our Head Gardener, will give a demonstration and be on hand to encourage and help throughout. All materials for the wreaths and decorations are all provided along with tea/coffee and homemade cake.

We advise you bring gardening gloves and secateurs.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 8th December 13:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 9th December 2018 13:00 – 16:00

Cost £30 (£28 for Friends of the Garden) Held in the Miller Hall (Garden Café)


Table Decoration Workshop

In addition, this year we are holding a Festive Table Decoration Workshop.

This is lead by Anne McCrossin on the Saturday morning 8th December 10:00 – 12:00. Cost is £20 (£18 for Friends of the Garden).




Booking essential for both: Contact Barbara Anderson on 07854 748013 or email: banderson456@hotmail.co.uk


What happened to the tree

As per previous posts we had a terrible decision to take regarding the horse chestnut tree at the entrance.

This was diseased and after carrying out an x-ray we have deemed that the Horse Chestnut at the entrance unfortunately needs to be felled as it was a health risk













The felling has been done













We now have a significant woodpile £10 per  barrow, £20 per large cross section


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