Dawyck, the UK's first carbon neutral botanic garden.

Green Dawyck

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Visitors are very welcome to take photographs and short videos in the Garden for personal use. All filming and photography for commercial use is by permit only; please check the Media and Commercial Photography page.

Garden Regulations

Dawyck Botanic Garden is a precious museum of living plants.  The Garden's team has a duty to protect the Collection.  Therefore, please note our regulations:

  • We do not allow bicycles, scooters, frisbee, kites, footballs, mechanically-operated toys and models or drone cameras for personal use into the Garden 
  • No jogging or running is permitted inside the grounds
  • Only assistance dogs are welcomed at Dawyck.  However, pet dogs will not be able to access the grounds 
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Also as part of our rules and regulations, visitors are not permitted to:

  • pick, cut or destroy any flower or part tree, shrub or plant
  • bring into the Garden any flowers or plant life
  • bring any package or other article or container after being requested by the staff not to do so
  • climb any tree, railing, fence or structure
  • enter any part of the Garden after having been requested by Garden staff not to do so or in contravention of any notice or sign displayed at any part of the grounds or remain in any part of the Garden after having been requested by staff to leave it
  • behave or be clothed, whilst in any part of the Garden, in a manner reasonably likely to offend against public decency
  • fish, bathe or swim in any part of the Garden
  • collect or solicit money in the Garden

Acts for which written permission is required:

  • Undertake any trade or business in the Garden
  • Sell or distribute anything or offer anything for sale or hire
  • Exhibit or affix any notice, advertisement or other written or pictorial matter or give any display, performance or representation
  • Play or cause to be played any musical instrument in any part of the Garden
  • Make or give any public speech or address
  • Take, in any part of the Garden, photographs for commercial purposes
  • Play any game or engage in any form of sport of physical exercise in the Garden
  • Light a fire or discharge any firearm, firework or other weapon or missile
  • 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 drivers, please note that, due to the narrow entrance, easiest access is advised from the west (Drumelzier).

    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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