Dawyck Botanic Garden

Nestled in the picturesque Scottish Borders, Dawyck is home to one of Scotland's finest tree collections and to an abundance of plant treasures from Nepal, Chile, China and more.

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A world renowned arboretum, home to some of Britain's oldest and tallest trees.
Silver fir, Abies alba, Dawyck's oldest tree, nearly 350 years old
Dawyck beech, Fagus sylvatica, over 170 years old
Multi-stemmed Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, over 180 years old
Dawyck's continental climate enables plants from as far afield as Nepal, China and Chile to thrive
Azaleas, Meconopsis the Himalyan blue popy, Rhododendrons, many threatened in their native habitats
The Garden is alive with lichens
Sicilian fir, Abies nebrodensis, critically endangered in the wild, conserved at Dawyck
New plantings are creating future generations of trees.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, plant conservation in Scotland for the world.

More Information

  • Getting there

    Dawyck Botanic Garden is 28 miles south of Edinburgh on the B712, eight miles from Peebles near Stobo village in the Scottish Borders.

    By Car: The Garden entrance is clearly signposted. There is a large car park and designated parking for coaches and minibuses.

    By Bus: Border Buses service x62 runs between Edinburgh and Peebles (journey time 1.25 hrs).  Borders Buses service 91 runs between Peebles, Stobo and Biggar and stops outside the Garden on request. For more information, visit Border Buses website.

    By Taxi: There is a taxi rank at Eastgate, Peebles outside the Post Office, near the bus stop.

    By Bike: There are bicycle stands in the car park. Find a National Cycle Network route

    Coach operators, please note access restrictions. The entrance drive from the B712 to Dawyck Botanic Garden is narrow and due to stone pillars, there is absolutely no left turn from the east, (Peebles side) instead approach from the west (Broughton side) which will allow a safe right turn.

    Address: Stobo, near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU

  • Contact the Visitor Welcome Team at Dawyck

    If you have any queries relating to visitor facilities, please call us on +44 (0) 1721 760 254 or get in touch by using the enquiry form.

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