Loading Events

« All Events

Margaret Teale’s Open Garden at St Boswells – Sunday, 23rd August

23rd August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Caley members Margaret and David Teale are opening their garden from 11am-4pm in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Caley Glasshouse fund. Margaret and David moved to St Boswells in 2017, starting work on the garden in autumn 2018. They have created a peaceful garden with water; a vegetable, herb and fruit area and herbaceous borders. As the garden is just 2 years old and a work-in-progress, any thoughts and advice would be welcome.

As well as the Teale’s garden, there is the opportunity to visit nearby Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott. The formal Regency gardens were designed as three ‘rooms’, South Court, Morris Garden and the Walled Garden, each of which offer picturesque views of the house. As well as the garden, visit the house and chapel, enjoy great views across the valley from the back of the house and walks along the Tweed in this 120 acre estate. Lunch is available in the Ochiltrees café. Please note that the café can be very busy in summertime. You can call ahead to the café to reserve a table.

To join a tour of the Regency garden please reserve a space with us as places are limited. There are two tours available, one starting at 11am and the other at 2pm. The tour will run for 45 minutes. Payment will be made directly to Abbotsford on the day for the tour. General admission fees also apply. Please reserve your space on a garden tour by 30th June 2020.

This is a self-drive trip. Margaret and David’s garden is at 18 St Cuthbert’s drive, St Boswells, Roxburghshire,TD6 0DF , which is approximately 1 hour from Edinburgh. Abbotsford is 7 miles from St Boswells.

Donations will be accepted on the day for Margaret and David’s garden.  The Regency Garden Tour costs £3 per person. A booking form can downloaded here.  The booking form covers all day trips and visits in the Caley summer programme.

  • 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.


23rd August
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category: