Gardens - Scotland

Dirleton Castle Gardens, East Lothian


The longest herbaceous border in the world


Dirleton Castle is famous for its flower border which is in the Guinness book of Records as being the longest herbaceous border in the world.

The first view of the border after leaving the ticket office is stunning. It loops round an immaculately kept lawn and in late June was a mass of colour with bearded iris, peonies, cat nip, aquilegia, scabious, Stachys, Allium, poppies, sea holly, campanulas, geraniums, yellow loosestrife…
 
Dirleton Castle

To the left of the herbaceous borders behind a yew hedge are more formal style, though no less attractive, Victorian gardens with flower beds planted out with pelargoniums and begonias. Well trimmed yews and conifers (apart from the tops which have grown too tall to be trimmed) add height and interest.

Dirleton Castle

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