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East Lothian Gardens – Wednesday, 15th July

15th July @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The morning visit will be to a garden yet to be confirmed. We’ll provide information in due course. This will be followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. The afternoon visit will be to two adjoining private gardens near Dunbar. Bowerhouse is an 1835, David Bryce mansion set in 17 acres of parkland. There are formal gardens with herbaceous borders, lawns, a fountain courtyard garden and a walled greenhouse garden. A more recent addition is a formal pond garden. There are an orchard and woodland walks. Bowerhouse Walled Garden, within high, 19th century walls, was originally the kitchen garden providing produce for Bowerhouse. The structure is formal with box hedges and old espaliered fruit trees. There are flowering shrubs, roses, herbaceous borders, grassy stretches, mature fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Outwith the walls, there is a small arboretum of 1.5 acres, containing around 100 tree species and a wildlife pond. Cut paths allow access around the trees.

Coach pick up will be at Hermiston Park & Ride at 9am, and outside National Records of Scotland, Charlotte Square at 9.30am. Lunch is included in the price. This trip needs 25 people for it to go ahead. Booking deadline is 31st May 2020.

Cost is £48 per person.  A booking form can downloaded here.  The booking form covers all day trips and visits in the Caley summer programme.

If you prefer to book online, use the option below.

  • If you are interested in this trip or would like more information, contact Rona McDowall, email: mcdowall@hotmail.com or telephone: 07572 308125.
  • Our trips are also open, at no extra charge, to any friends of the Caley who are non-members.
  • Day outings may be cancelled if numbers are too low. Refunds for bookings cancelled by members will be based on the financial commitment already incurred by the Caley.
  • Send booking form with cheque (payable to RCHS) to Rona McDowall, 7 Traquair Park West, Edinburgh, EH12 7AN.


15th July
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Caley Gardens of East Lothian Day Trip
£ 48.00