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Gardens

The region claims some 25 interesting gardens to visit, some of which include:

Cragside House and Gardens

Cragside House and Gardens is a mock Tudor house in Rothbury, Northumberland, set in 1,000 acres of forest gardens. It was built in 1863 by Lord Armstrong on a rocky hillside, and is famous for its Rhododendrons. Lord Armstrong, an armaments manufacturer, installed the worlds first hydroelectric power system and generators to provide power, which were housed in the farm buildings. The magnificent trees and lakes are breathtaking.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Carolside Gardens

A late 18th century mansion that is set in beautiful parkland, and surrounded by wooded hills, nestling in a bend of the river Leader. There is a superb garden featuring shrubberies, mixed borders, a secret garden and a winter garden. Carolside holds a national collection of pre-1900 Gallicia roses. Open for only 5 weeks in the Summer.
www.carolside.com

Alnwick Garden

One of the most exciting contemporary gardens. Designed by Wirtz International it is a wonderful day out.
www.alnwickgarden.com

Teviot Water Gardens and Smokery

Delightful tranquil riverside garden, water garden, shop, smokery and coffee shop/restaurant.
www.teviotgamefaresmokery.co.uk

Mertoun Gardens

Situated on the banks of the River Tweed this 26 acre garden has a wonderful walled garden, specimen trees and extensive herbaceous borders.
www.mertoungardens.co.uk

Priorwood Garden

Specialist centre for dried flowers from gardens for flower arranging.
www.nts.org.uk

Monteviot House Gardens

Situated on the banks of the River Teviot. A water garden of islands linked by bridges, rose garden, and arboretum.
www.monteviot.com

Dawyck Botanical Garden

Famous arboretum of exotic conifers dating back to 1680.
www.rbge.org.uk

Kailzie Gardens

Open 7 days a week. Wonderful walled garden, wild garden and greenhouses.
www.kailziegardens.com

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