Priorwood is one of two gardens in Melrose owned by the National Trust for Scotland: a slightly disorganised riot of colour immediately south of Melrose Abbey. Flowers grown here are chosen specifically for flower drying and preservation, with a room dedicated to the art next to the garden shop. A large orchard possibly used to be part of the abbey kitchen garden, and today contains over seventy varieties of apple; there's also a fairly new woodland area, though this felt a bit untidy when we visited. The entry fee from previous years was dropped for 2016, although (as ever) donations are welcome.
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Name: Priorwood Garden ★★☆☆☆
Location: Abbey Street, Melrose centre, G.R.: NT 548341 / soil structure wage
Open (2017): Daily, April to October; Monday to Saturday, November to late December