Amisfield Walled Garden
Dating from the late 18th Century it is one of the largest walled gardens in Scotland with extensive herbaceous borders, fruit and vegetable beds, wildflower meadow, orchard and woodland plantings. Amisfield is a community garden managed by the Amisfield Preservation Trust and a large band of volunteers during four volunteering sessions each week. It provides a venue for education and training for people of all abilities. The garden is becoming increasingly popular as a visitor destination, with well over 1,000 people visiting each year. The woodland and meadow surrounding the garden are popular with local walkers.
How to find us
Amisfield Walled Garden can be visited on foot (one mile) from the Nungate area of Haddington via the road to the Golf Club, and continuing along the footpath beyond the club house. An alternative route by foot is by the path on the north bank of the River Tyne, crossing the river at the Abbey Bridge, and entering the Park by the east gate. The garden can be reached by road from the minor road which is the first turning right on the A199 between Haddington and East Linton.
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- herbaceous border on the east wall. A spectacular border which changes regularly
- The winter garden with birch, maple trees, dogwoods, willow etc
- Extensive vegetable borders and orchard. Produce is available to buy.
- Wildflower meadow.
- A newly planted maze for the children to explore.
You can download our booklet here.
Volunteering / internships opportunites
Amisfield garden is very largely run by and for volunteers organised by our full-time Volunteer Coordinator. Over 70 individuals have volunteered with us recently of whom around 50 attend regularly at one or more of our four half-day sessions each week. Volunteers contribute over 6,000 man hours per year, working to develop and maintain the garden. We welcome individual volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and parties from primary schools to large businesses wishing to develop team building skills. http://www.amisfield.org.uk/what-we-do/volunteering Membership costs only £10 per annum. Your support is a welcome boost to the continuing work that is transforming Amisfield Walled Garden. Please download a membership application from our website.
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
- Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
- Autumn Colour
- Wild Berries
- Winter Gardens/Winter Structure
- Bluebell Displays
Opening TimesMonday: 13:00-16:00 Tuesday: 13:00-16:00 Wednesday: 10:00-13:00 Thursday: 13:00-16:00 Friday: 13:00-16:00 Saturday: 10:00-13:00 Sunday: - also: The above times are for April to September. Also open Sundays in July & August 13:00-16:00 Winter (October – March): Open during volunteer sessions: Monday and Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m
Admission pricesEntry is free
FacilitiesShop Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Cycle path Events For events, please see http://www.haddington.org.uk/events/
AddressAmisfield Walled Garden Amisfield Park Haddington ,EH41 3TE