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.
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.
One of the most exciting contemporary gardens. Designed by Wirtz International it is a wonderful day out.
Teviot Water Gardens and Smokery
Delightful tranquil riverside garden, water garden, shop, smokery and coffee shop/restaurant.
Situated on the banks of the River Tweed this 26 acre garden has a wonderful walled garden, specimen trees and extensive herbaceous borders.
Specialist centre for dried flowers from gardens for flower arranging.
Monteviot House Gardens
Situated on the banks of the River Teviot. A water garden of islands linked by bridges, rose garden, and arboretum.
Dawyck Botanical Garden
Famous arboretum of exotic conifers dating back to 1680.
Open 7 days a week. Wonderful walled garden, wild garden and greenhouses.