Shepherd House

The garden includes a shell house, lavender parterres, wild garden, rose garden, alpine wall, pond garden and courtyard garden.

Statue in water surrounded by borders of flowers at Shepherd House one of the British Red Cross open gardens.

22 Jun 2024 to 23 Jun 2024

Inveresk

Entrance fee:
£5 for adults, children under 12 go free.
Time:
11am - 4pm
Garden owners:
Sir Charles and Lady Ann Fraser

For all enquiries, please get in touch with us by email: opengardens@redcross.org.uk

Charles and Ann Fraser have lived and gardened at Shepherd House since 1957. Beginning as a place to play for their four sons, the garden has been through many stages of life.

Since then the garden has never stood still, with lots of surprises and many works of art around every corner. The main feature of the garden is the central rill, a water channel running under rose covered arches.

Other features include a shell house, lavender parterres, wild garden, rose garden, alpine wall, pond garden and courtyard
garden.

At the heart of the garden are plants filling every border, spilling over arches and lining ponds and paths. Among them there’s a profusion of hellebores, snowdrops, tulips, roses and irises, which give the inspiration for Ann’s art.

Event information

Address:

Inveresk
EH21 7TH

Directions:

Follow the A1 to Musselburgh, take A6094 Wallyford / Dalkeith to Inveresk.

Facilities:

  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WC available