Carolside is an 18th-century mansion set in parkland, a former deer park, in the romantic setting of a beautiful valley in the Scottish Borders.
Carolside has an historical collection of ancient Roses. It is best known for it's roses, soft and delicate herbaceous planting in subtle colour schemes and striking delphinium beds in an oval walled garden, with a Secret Garden, Herb garden, Orchard of wild flowers and Hidden garden.
Carolside holds a National collection of pre-1900 Gallicas .
Kenneth Cox in "Scotland for Gardeners "describes Carolside as one of Scotlands finest private gardens.
How to find us
Carolside House is 1 mile North of Earlston on A68 going towards Edinburgh. The entrance is on the left through black wrought iron gates .
Short Listed for HHA Garden Award 2021
Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Awarded Carolside a Certificate of Merit for contribution to Horticulture
- A National Collection of Gallica roses
- An oval walled garden with Herbaceous borders
- Delphinium beds
- Potager with vegetables
- Riverside walks through the park
Group visits : £6 - by arrangement
Group visits with Introductory talk :£15 -by arrangement
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
- Rose Gardens
- Tree Collection
- Winter Gardens / Winter Structure
- Daffodil Displays
- Bluebell Displays
- Wheelchair Access
Opening TimesSaturday: 11am-5pm Sunday: 11am-5pm also:
Gardens open - May, June, July -11.00 -17:00
Group Visits - By arrangement
Group visits with introductory talk and coffee with homemade biscuits By arrangement £15 per person
Closed from 1st August 2021 to 1st May 2022
Admission pricesAdult: £6.00 Child: free Concession: HHA
FacilitiesCar park Toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly
Picnics in the Park by the river
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