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Set at 800’ 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.



Wednesday afternoons 13:00 - 17:00pm through July and August


Also by arrangement 1st June - 1st September for groups.

Find Us
Find us

Portmore Gardens are located 24 miles south of Edinburgh on the A703. You can also reach us by public transport on the 62 bus from Edinburgh or Melrose.


Car park on site

  • Free


Admission Price:

£6.00 per person, all proceeds to charity.

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Group Visits
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.

Things to See



Beyond the Water Garden is our tranquil Woodland Walk that leads you through azaleas, rhododendrons, roses and spring bulbs to a wonderful view of farmlands and the Peebleshire hills.  From there the path descends down to the Mansion House where a parterre has been made with a canal and fountain set in the grass terraces all surrounded by yew hedges.


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