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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 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

    Guided tours

    Entrance :£6.00 - by arrangement.

    Group visits

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

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Rose Gardens
    • Winter Gardens / Winter Structure
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Walled Garden

    Opening Times

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

    Dates closed

    Closed from 20th June ——-15th July 2022

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6.00


    Car park Toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly

    Picnics in the Park by the river


    Carolside House
    Lauder Road
    TD4 6AL


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