Dawyck visitor information

Opening times

The Garden is open daily, 1 February - 30 November.

Opening hours:

February and November: 10.00am - 4.00pm
March and October: 10.00am - 5.00pm
April to September: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Last entry one hour before the Garden closes.

In the event of severe weather the Garden may be closed at short notice. Please phone ahead for further details.


Adult* £6.50, Concession* £5.50, Children Free*, Essential Carers Free.

RBGE Members admitted free of charge.

*Adult and concession prices include a small voluntary donation to the Garden. Standard price: Adult £5.85 Concession £4.95.

**Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (max of 6 children per adult).

Group Rate (minimum of 11 people or more) - £4 (providing payment is by a single transaction). Call 01721 760254 to prebook.

Gift Aid: If you are a UK tax payer and kindly agree to make a donation in the form of Gift Aid Entry, the Government's Gift Aid scheme allows RBGE to reclaim the tax, increasing the value of your admission payment by nearly one third.

Free car parking. Coach parking available by arrangement.

Please note that Dawyck House is not part of the Garden and is not open to the public.


Please click here to view our Accessibility Statement.

Visitor Centre

The award-winning Dawyck Visitor Centre greatly enhances the visitor experience. This exciting new facility comprises a café, serving refreshments and light lunches (outdoor seating is also available) and a studio for exhibitions and events.

The greatly expanded shop carries a special selection of botanical gifts and books as well as an interesting range of hardy plants reflecting the Garden's collection. 


Dawyck Cafe, with a nice outlook onto the Garden, serves an excellent Fairtrade coffee from Brodie's of Edinburgh and a good range of teas along with great cakes, bakes and interesting lunches with strong emphasis on Scottish, local and seasonal ingredients. A selection of home-made gluten free and nut and dairy free products are usually available for those with special dietary needs.

The cafe offers full disabled access and is open to non garden visitors and groups. Seating capacity is 58 plus plenty of outdoor space on the Terrace. Please call +44(0)1721 760270 for group catering options.

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm April to September 10am - 4.30pm March & October 10am - 3.30pm February & November


You can take photographs and videos in the Garden for personal use. All filming and photography for commercial use is by permit only. Details of any requests for filming or photography should be discussed with the Press & Marketing Office


Please note that no dogs except assistance dogs are permitted within the Garden. No bicycles or footballs are also allowed within the Garden.

How to get here

Dawyck is 8 miles southwest of Peebles in the Scottish Borders. For travel details and a location map, go to How to reach us

The timetable for the local bus service from Peebles to the Garden can be found here. Please let the bus driver know when you embark that you would like to alight at the Garden.

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please call us on +44 (0) 1721 760 254, email dawyck@rbge.org.uk or get in touch by using the enquiry form.

Dawyck Botanic Garden
Near Peebles
Scottish Borders
EH45 9JU

Green Tourism Busniess Award - Gold

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VisitScotland 5 Star Award

Dawyck was recently awarded the coveted VisitScotland 5 star status, making it the first garden in Scotland to achieve world class recognition.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)