Enjoy Bowhill’s glorious gardens on the edge of the wilds

If you were going to pick a spot to create a garden with grand views, you couldn’t do much better than plant your spade at Bowhill.

A stroll on the formal southern terraces opens up stunning vistas across the Ettrick Valley and the upper loch, which was deliberately designed to complement the landscape. Here you can also explore a rose garden, formal flower borders and a rock garden.

Unusually, the gardens to the front of the House are less formal. Rhododendrons and azaleas splash wild lines of colour and daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring on the lush lawns.

Walk to the east end of the House and you’ll come upon the Sunken Garden. We are creating a small arboretum here amid the familiar delights of the spring bulbs. These trees will put on a year-round show with their spring and autumn colours, flowers and berries.

Although not open to the public our walled garden and glasshouses are working to produce a variety of plants and flowers which are used in the House and many of which can be seen in the Gardens.

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