Opening Times & Events

We are open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

See the WHAT’S ON page for details about our programme of Exhibitions and Events in 2023:

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

The Duddingston Kirk Garden Room Cafe is open Thursdays & Fridays 10am-4pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-4pm.

No dogs allowed, except for assistance dogs





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, events and seasonal gardening tips from Claudia. 

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 )rder to our bank account name ‘Dr Neil’s Garden Trust’ – Sort Code: 80 02 87 – Account Number: 00110502 – please use Reference: ‘Friends subscription’.  At the same time please send me either the completed application (see below) or your details by email to
  • Download the application form from this link and send it with a cheque (payable to ‘Dr Neil’s Garden Trust’) to Barbara 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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