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Priorwood Garden & Dried Flower Shop

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Free, nice and small

If you are visiting Melrose Abbey don't miss a beautiful Priorwood Garden just next door. It's... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Zagreb, Croatia
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 21 July 2018
Iain S
Lanark, United Kingdom
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Priorwood Gardens Abbey Street | Right next to Melrose Abbey, Melrose TD6 9PX, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Perhaps because of the season there was not much to see. The garden looked rather neglected. Not worth visiting in autumn anyway.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HelenZA
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A magical garden hidden away only steps from Melrose Abbey. Harmony Garden is only 2 minutes walk away also.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Buster075
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Shocked & dismayed to see how these gardens have deteriorated. They had a reason to exist when the plants & flowers provided material for what was a fascinating display of dried & preserved colour to bring into your own house over winter. Now it's just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FMW13
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Got here late afternoon. Really peaceful, lovely flower arrangements and there were loads of apples in the orchard. Good to just walk around, nobody to bother you.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank P9500KIstevec
Reviewed 26 August 2018

If you are visiting Melrose Abbey don't miss a beautiful Priorwood Garden just next door. It's lush and beautiful filled with all kind of flowers and plants. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Staurus23
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Iain S
Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jlindatopping
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gilliana85
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