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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Open with restricted days and hours due to COVID-19)

Opening Times & Event Info

As a result of COVID-19 from Sunday 1st November Dr. Neil’s Garden will be OPEN

  • Tuesday 10:00 to 14:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 14:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 14:00

The public toilet is closed for safety reasons.

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

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.

Forthcoming events

None planned

The Garden Room Café
Due to COVID-19 the cafe is CLOSED until further notice.

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

No dogs allowed


 Friends of the Garden


We started a ‘Friends’ group to encourage all those who love the Garden to support us, both financially and in practical ways by volunteering in the Garden or by using special skills to help fund raise etc.

As a Friend of The Garden you will be supporting the maintenance and future development of this extraordinary garden.

To date we have approximately 300 Friends which is such an encouragement to us during these difficult times.   It has, we believe been a source of great satisfaction to the Friends also, who are able to help in many ways to keep the Garden alive.  However, our aim is to have 1000 Friends and we continue to work towards achieving this number and very importantly, keeping them renewed on an annual basis.

Renewal of membership

It is now time for the first of our members to renew their subscription and we are trying to find ways to make this as easy as possible for you to do so.

Therefore, when you get a renewal notification from us, you may wish to renew in one of the following ways:

  1. Setting up a Standing Order to be paid every year to our bank account,  Sort Code:    83 19 23     Account No: 00693242.
  2. Visiting our “Support Us” page on the website and donating through Paypal
  3. By sending a cheque for £15 to our Friends Administrator, Christine Carlton at 8 Mountcastle Drive South, Edinburgh EH15 1QB


Alternatively you can support via PayPal, however, then we won’t have your details. If you do use PayPal please provide some details with donation

We hope that we can count on your continued support to enable us to finance the garden and keep this beautiful area open to the public.

Sign up to become a Friend of Dr Neil’s Garden

Become a Friend of the Garden for only £15 per year, and play a part in keeping this unique garden alive. Your support and interest will help towards all aspects of garden maintenance and allow us to keep the Garden available as an important amenity for the local community and beyond. To become a Friend of the Garden you can subscribe using one of the options below:

  • email: drneilsfriends@hotmail.com
  • call 0131 661 7444 for an application to be sent to your home.
  • pick up an application from our gardener on site.
  • We  hope to have  an annual garden party for our ‘Friends’ at which time you will be able to meet other Friends and bring your friends and family too.
  • We will offer reduced hire charge to Friends for the Thomson Tower within the garden suitable for receptions and small gatherings.
  • Concessionary prices will be offered for Events and Open Days
  • We will notify you  and offer priority booking for events in the garden and fundraisers such as workshops, concerts, Christmas wreath making etc.
  • By printing out and filling in our application form, downloadable here.


As above we 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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