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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Open from 3rd May Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 21:00)

Opening Times & Event Info

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we are open 

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 21:00

See the  What’s On page for further information/future events. 

Forthcoming events

  • Nature Paintings – 22nd June to 27th June
  • The Garden of Delight – 6th to 29th August
  • Festival By The Loch – 21st August

Entry is free of charge (except during advertised events) but donations are welcome – see our Support Us page. For commercial group visits we encourage some payment.

The Duddingston Kirk Garden Room
This reopens for refreshments from 3rd June 2021

  • Thursday/Friday 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday/Sunday 13:00-16:00

For more information on events and special weekends see the What’s On page.

No dogs allowed


Support us by becoming a Friend of the Garden

“The Friends of Dr Neil’s Garden” is a group who love the garden and wish to help it financially by annual subscription and supporting and aiding in our fund raising events.

To become a ‘Friend’ costs £15 per annum (at November 2020).  Or, you can become a ‘Life’ Member for £150. 

This money goes towards the upkeep of planting, maintaining and developing the garden as well as paying our fantastic gardener, Claudia Pottier a part time salary.  Claudia was employed 20 years ago by the Drs Neil and along with their vision, created this most stunning ‘secret’ garden.

Becoming a Friend will also entitle you to receive our seasonal newsletter with news of the garden and events and a seasonal gardening tips from Claudia.  You will also get concessionary prices at events and open days.

We are always delighted to hear from Friends with any ideas for fund raising events as we are a charity reliant on donations and fund raising, if you think you can help in any way, please let us know.

How to become a Friend of Dr Neil’s Garden

  • Our preferred method would be for you to set up an annual standing order to our bank account sort code: 83 19 23 – a/c 00693242 marked ‘Friends subscription’.  At the same time please send me either the completed application (see below) or your details by email to banderson456@hotmail.co.uk
  • Download the application form from this link and send it with a cheque to B Anderson, 1 Northfield Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 7PX.
  • If you don’t have a chequebook you please send me your details (as requested on the application form) by email and pay your subscription by pressing the Paypal ‘Donate’ button on our Home page of this website.
  • Please remember to let us know if we can Gift Aid.


As of now have over 300 Friends and are delighted when you come along on any events to meet each other, catch up as well as to enjoy the garden.

Registered charity No SC028197

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