Scotland's Gardens

Belhaven House

 

Belhaven House with Belhaven Hill School

Description

BELHAVEN HOUSE: has four acres of formal Georgian gardens, a walled vegetable and fruit garden, and a woodland with trees dating from the early 20th century. The garden has been associated with a succession of people interested in plants since the 19th century - being owned for a while by Sir George Taylor, a former director of Kew gardens. There are borders, garden terraces and troughs. Entry to the the garden is through the school playing field.
BELHAVEN HILL SCHOOL: Originally called Winterfield House, the school has retained a formal garden accessed through an ornate gate and archway and laid to lawn with box-edged borders, some containing wild flowers. A gate from the playing field leads to the Belhaven House garden.

Directions

Approaching Dunbar from the A1 on the A1087 Belhaven House is opposite Brewery Lane on the junction with Duke Street, the school entrance is a further 300 yards past a high stone wall.

Garden Openings

Sunday 28 May 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Admissions

£5.00, children under 12 free for admission to both gardens

Beneficiaries

East Lothian Special Needs Play Schemes receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Teas available.
  • Dogs Allowed

Contact

Mr and Mrs Jon Bruneau and Mr Henry Knight
Belhaven Road, Dunbar
EH42 1NN

Location

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