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



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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