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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Closed until further notice in line with COVID-19 announcements)

Opening Times & Event Info

Dr. Neil’s Garden is CLOSED in light of the most recent announcements re COVID-19. See the  What’s On page for 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

  • “Lollipop and Roses” concert Saturday 28th March at 19:30 – Cancelled

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



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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