Archerfield Walled Garden
Members of the Douglas-Hamilton family have lived, farmed and nurtured the land here since the 1960s and with the creation of Archerfield Walled Garden; the Garden Cafe, Gift Shop, Food Market, Microbrewery, Fairy Trail, running routes and outdoor trails, their legacy is breathing new life into this historic Estate set within the East Lothian countryside. Our gardeners are focussing on redeveloping the garden to create an inspiring and relaxing space for visitors. Head Gardener, Erica Randall, and her team are busy developing the potager, productive tunnel, cut flower area, wildlife area and rose garden. We have lots more on the agenda for the future including a herb garden, perennial vegetable area and restoration of our orchard.
How to find us
Archerfield Walled Garden is just 18 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Archerfield Estate is located in East Lothian between Gullane and Dirleton on the A198 North Berwick route. There is plenty of parking available. The 124 and X24 buses run between Edinburgh and North Berwick and stop on the A198 at the end of our road.
- Garden Project - regeneration of Georgian walled garden.
- Restaurant Cafe - ingredients supplied from the garden.
- Fairy Trail - fairies live at the bottom of our garden.
- Gift Shop & Food Market - selling local produce and our own.
- Willow Walk - a collection structures to explore, created by us.
Guided tours with our gardeners are available by pre-booking. You can contact [email protected] to arrange a suitable date and time. On your guided tour you'll be shown around our beautiful Georgian walled garden by one of our talented and enthusiastic gardeners. You'll hear about the restoration projects that we have ongoing currently as well as all of the work that we've done since we began our renovations in 2013. Tours are £7 p/p with a minimum of 6 attendees and a maximum of 20.
Group visits of up to 20 can be booked by getting in touch with us via email to [email protected]
Volunteering / internships opportunites
Volunteer in the garden - We often have opportunities for volunteers to join us in the garden throughout the summer months. If you'd like to come along and volunteer then please get in touch with Erica by email to [email protected]
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
- Rose Gardens
- Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
Opening TimesMonday: 09:30 - 17:30 Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:30 Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:30 Thursday: 09:30 - 17:30 Friday: 09:30 - 17:30 Saturday: 09:30 - 17:30 Sunday: 09:30 - 17:30
Dates closedDecember 25th & 26th
Admission pricesMembers: Garden Tour - £7.00 Entry is free
FacilitiesCafé/ Restaurant Picnic area Shop Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly Kids’ play area Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Cycle path Events
AddressArcherfield Estate Dirleton East Lothian ,EH39 5HQ
Phone01620 388 588
December 31st, 2018 - January 1st, 2019November 30th, 2018 - November 30th, 2018October 14th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018September 15th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018September 2nd, 2018 - September 2nd, 2018July 28th, 2018 - July 28th, 2018July 17th, 2018 - July 18th, 2018