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Cringletie Hotel

August 16th 2022

From our head gardener Mark Bain at Cringletie Hotel:

Mark Bain has worked 15+ years in the garden maintenance industry. Previously of Peebles golf club, Laidlawstiel House & Ladywell House Kailzie.

The garden is always a work in progress. Borders are forever being worked upon with new planting schemes & we try to always add as much as possible. Growing most perennials by seed in the glasshouse found within the walled garden itself.

The garden is enjoyed by many guests of Cringletie. Most notably brides & grooms who've recently tied the knot and enjoy getting a picture or two within the walled garden.

The walled garden at Cringletie began its life in 1666. The Yew hedges are rumoured to be the oldest living yew hedge in Scotland at around 400 years old.


My favourite feature is watching our Sweet Pea area flourish throughout summer. The perfumes & visuals from the varieties grown are truly a delight.

Bird boxes were recently installed. So far so good. There have been many different sightings to date. Also, with the addition of honey bees (behind the garden), our flowers are an ideal buffet for these little key workers.

His top tip for a continuous flowering summer garden...dead head every couple of days.

Cringletie - Hotel, Restaurant and Garden

Edinburgh Road


EH45 8PL