Portmore Gardens

Extensive garden best known for its herbaceous double borders and Victorian glasshouses.

Eddleston, Peebles, EH45 8QU

Portmore House in Peebles

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Free for members
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
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Eight hundred feet above sea level in the wonderful Peebleshire countryside, the old Victorian gardens at Portmore have been recreated by the current owners Mr and Mrs David Reid over the past 30 years.

The 1½ acre Walled Garden, which is at its height between mid-July to August, has herbaceous double borders, a potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages.

There are large Victorian glasshouses which contain an Italianate Grotto. Outside the Walled Garden is the Water Garden leading to a Woodland Walk and below the house a formal garden of yew and box.

Opening Times


July and August: Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Historic Houses members visit free.


  • £6.00 per person; all proceeds to charity.
Group Visits

We can accommodate group bookings and can provide homemade cream teas for groups over 15 by prior arrangement only.  For more information please click here.

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