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  • Mellerstain House and Gardens

    Mellerstain is a visitor attraction open to the public and visiting groups. The house, formal gardens and grounds attracts visitors from across the world for a truly memorable, top-quality experience. This Robert Adam architectural masterpiece is still home to the 14th Earl of Haddington.

    The house is located within 100 acres of mature parkland and whether you want to enjoy a walk in the garden or picnic under an ancient tree, Mellerstain provides a magnificent backdrop and a serene location that has changed very little since the days of Adam and Grisell Baillie. Whilst the formal Italianate terraces we enjoy today were introduced a mere century ago, they are sympathetic to the original 18th century layout and the views of the gardens to the lake and the Cheviot hills beyond are quite breath taking.

    The formal gardens that we enjoy today were designed in 1910 by Reginald Blomfield in an Italian style sympathetic to the 18th century layout.

    Situated to the south of the house are a series of beautiful terraces with herbaceous borders and yew trees. Steps lead via a crypto porticus to the lower terraces and a sweeping stretch of lawn descends to the lake.

    Mercury stands sentinel, one of the oldest residents here, included in the 1725 plans.

    Amongst the sturdy oaks and majestic beeches in the north parkland, you will find the enchanting little thatched cottage discreetly tucked away with its own enclosed parterre garden.



    Four Star VisitScotland Rating

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    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Meconopsis
    • Primulas
    • Red Squirrels
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Rose Gardens
    • Sculptures/Garden art
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Trilliums
    • Wild Berries
    • Woodland Gardens
    • Woodland Wildlife
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    Opening Times

    Monday: 1100-1600 Tuesday: 1100-1600 Wednesday: 1100-1600 Thursday: 1100-1600 Friday: 1100-1600 Saturday: 1100-1600 Sunday: 1100-1600 also:

    Garden Grounds Open 11:00-16:00 EVERY DAY (ALL YEAR)
    Booking & Payment Online via our Booking Website or you can scan QR Code here on arrival.
    Day Ticket Adult £6.00, Children FREE

    Dates closed

    House Closed from 1st October until Good Friday,
    Gardens are open all year round.

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6.00 Child: £0.00 Concession: £0.00 Family: £0.00 (? Adults & ? Children) Group Adult: £0.00 Group Child: £0.00 Membership: £0.00


    Mellerstain House & Gardens
    TD3 6LG


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