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Priorwood Garden & Dried Flower Shop

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Priorwood Gardens Abbey Street | Right next to Melrose Abbey, Melrose TD6 9PX, Scotland
+44 1896 822493
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Free and only a 15 minute visit

The dried flower shop is now closed and let to a private business. The gardens look inviting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona T
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Good but there is a lot of work to do

I had visited this garden some 35+ years ago and it seems to have gone a bit backwards since then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Iain S
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Priorwood Gardens Abbey Street | Right next to Melrose Abbey, Melrose TD6 9PX, Scotland
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+44 1896 822493
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"apple trees"
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"interesting plants"
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"orchard area"
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"national trust for scotland"
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"free entry"
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"next door"
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"melrose abbey"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dried flower shop is now closed and let to a private business. The gardens look inviting, behind high walls with beautiful cast iron panels, but once inside there really is little to see apart from apple trees. We were disappointed. For information dogs are...More

Thank Fiona T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited this garden some 35+ years ago and it seems to have gone a bit backwards since then. I may be being slightly unfair as we have just had an unusually long hot dry period of weather and all gardens are suffering. This...More

Thank Iain S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Like many National Trust for Scotland gardens, cut backs especially in staffing are all too evident. The attention to detail when a garden has enough gardeners sadly is not there any more. There was plenty colour and interesting plants when we visited in May and...More

Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Visited this garden on a lovely sunny day. The National Trust must be ashamed on of it. Do not bother to visit unless you are interested in the great week collection. We are NTS members and it is the poorest location we have ever visited.

Thank jlindatopping
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We popped into the garden, and it is a lovely place to have a sit down. Really beautiful flowers and no entrace fee.

Thank gilliana85
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Priorwood Garden is a beautiful garden located in the idyllic town of Melrose in the Lowlands of Scotland. The garden is free to enter and is adjacent to a pay bathroom. This garden is very close to Melrose Abbey and is a great spot...More

Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a delightful small garden with seating which was useful on our visit as it was very warm. Excellent range of plants which could be dried and lovely old apply trees.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A nice place to sit, walk, reflect and contemplate. It’s a pity that not all plants have a plaque to name / identify them. It is free entry now. It states no dogs as animals are inside although didn’t notice what animals apart from the...More

2  Thank muchado55
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Cant wait for the gardens to open again. David the head gardner for Melrose Scottish Natural Trust has done an amazing job to bring back the garden for 2018. The specail apple trees which are very old are an important collection some varities used by...More

1  Thank Vetti J
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Impressive collection of apple trees and flowers. Best to go in autimn when the apples are ripe and ready for eating.

Thank InigoQuesta
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