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FLOORS CASTLE & GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Roxburghe Estates Office
Kelso
TD5 7SF

Signed in Kelso.

4 acres

Tel
01573 223333

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Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Tues.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Colour themed borders
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border

About the garden

Owned by
The 10th Duke of Roxburghe

Owned by The 11th Duke of Roxburghe and playing host to possibly some of the finest herbaceous borders, the Walled Garden at Floors Castle is a showpiece of seasonal colour and interest. Combining the Victorian kitchen garden with the formal Millennium Garden, it is a perfectly balanced mix of tranquillity, simplicity, bursts of colour and variation, which results in a garden ideal for exploration and relaxation.        

The Walled Garden contains a large display fruit cage and a Tapestry Garden complete with meandering paths and hidden corners. The glasshouses date from the 1850s and the Victorian tradition of growing tender plants and fruit under glass continues today.        

Adjacent to the Walled Garden is the Millennium Garden. This lovely formal garden with its French-style parterre features the intertwining initials of the present Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. On the upper terrace are varieties of heritage apple trees trained up circular frames. Also situated within the Millennium Parterre is a charming building known as the Queen’s House. It was built in 1867 especially for Queen Victoria to take afternoon tea in during her visit to Floors in August of that year. This lovely historical feature was recently renovated.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Clematis
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.