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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Open Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00)

Opening Times & Event Info

We are open Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00

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

Forthcoming events

  • Petra Bunder and Ursula Pretsch “Around the World” An exhibition of Art, Jewellery & Accessories – Saturday 13th August to Wednesday 17th August 11:00 to 16:00 (Free)
  • Harry Mafuji “Edinburgh and its Natural Surroundings” Friday 19th August to Friday 26th August 2022 11:00 – 16:00 (Free)
  • Flax and the Physic Garden Sunday 21st August 14:00 to 15:00
  • Jane Raven Prints, Glass and Ceramic Exhibition – Monday 29th August to Sunday 4th September 2022 11:00 to 16:00 (Free)
  • Flax – Wednesday 7th September to Sunday 11th September 2022 11:00 – 16:00 (Free)

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

  • 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, bar assistance dogs



Sources of Local Information

The Duddingston Kirk Website – www.duddingstonkirk.co.uk
The Duddingston Village Conservation Society – www.duddingston-village.co.uk
The Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston – claimed to be Scotland’s oldest public house: – www.sheepheid.co.uk
Scottish Wildlife Trust: Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch Nature Reserve – www.swt.org.uk
Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat information (University of Edinburgh) – www.geo.ed.ac.uk/arthurseat
Holyrood: The Scottish Parliament – www.scottish.parliament.uk
Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse – www.royal.gov.uk
Scottish Tourist Board – www.visitscotland.com/
Scotland the Best- www.harpercollins.co.uk/stb
VisitScotland – Edinburgh & Lothians – www.edinburgh.org/
The Gateway to Scotland – www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland


Organisations who have grant-aided or supported Dr Neil’s Garden in other ways

The National Trust for Scotland – www.nts.org.uk
The Heritage Lottery Fund, who grant-aided the Thomson’s Tower restoration – www.hlf.org.uk
Historic Scotland, who grant-aided the Thomson’s Tower restoration – www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
The WREN Scheme, which funded our disabled access path – www.wrg.co.uk
The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society – www.rchs.co.uk
BBC Scotland’s The Beechgrove Garden – www.beechgrove.co.uk
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh – www.rbge.org.uk
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, for whom we have an annual open weekend – www.gardensofscotland.org
MS Therapy Centre Lothian – www.mstherapycentres.org.uk
The Garden and Landscape Guide – www.gardenvisit.com
The Alpine Rockery Plants Society – www.alpinegardensociety.net

Famous people associated with Duddingston

Reverend John Thomson – John Thomson (Painter)
Sir Walter Scott (Novelist) – Walter Scott
Sir Henry Raeburn (Painter) – Henry Raeburn
J.M.W. Turner (Painter) – J.M.W.Turner
William Henry Playfair (Architect) – William Henry Playfair
Bonnie Prince Charlie, who stayed in The Causeway, Duddingston, on the night before he won the Battle of Prestonpans, 21/9/1745 – Charles Edward Stuart
Charles Altamont Doyle, who painted curling and skating scenes Duddingston Loch – Charles Altamont Doyle


The Royal Caledonian Curling Club – www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org
World Curling Federation – www.worldcurlingfederation.org
All about curling – Curling – Wikipedia

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