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  • Carolside

    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 Is considered to be one of Scotland’s finest private gardens and is best known for its Collection of historic roses and National Collection of Gallica Roses.

    The Garden has evolved into a series of rooms in the last 30 years, each with a unique atmosphere and planted in different colours but each filled with roses amongst the soft, delicate and subtle planting of herbaceous plants .
    Visit the Herb garden with yellow and white roses amongst the fresh yellow and greens of the herbs , the Secret garden planted in silver and pale pinks or the Hidden garden through the green Gothic door only planted in white roses and violets with roses tumbling from the apple trees or the contrast of the Winter garden, which in the summer relies on the texture and colour of leaves and uses burgundy and white to delicately bring it to life for the summer .
    Take a tranquil walk through the Rose gates into the beautiful parkland and the river beyond and enjoy the view from the 18th century bridge

    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 .



    Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Awarded Carolside a Certificate of Merit for theirbcontribution 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

    Guided tours

    Entrance :£6.00 - by arrangement.

    Group visits

    Group visits : £6 - by arrangement
    Group visits with Introductory talk :£15 -by arrangement

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Lilies
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Rose Gardens
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Walled Garden
    • Winter Gardens/Winter Structure
    • Woodland Wildlife

    Opening Times

    Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 also:

    Gardens open - May, June, July ,August -11.00 -17:00
    Group Visits - By arrangement with introductory talk..

    Afternoon tea and lunches by arrangement

    Dates closed

    Closed from 1st September 2023 - 1st May2024

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6.00


    Car park Pushchair friendly Toilets Wheelchair access

    Picnics in the Park by the river


    Carolside House
    Lauder Road
    TD4 6AL


    01896849272 or 07973848276
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