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New for 2023

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

The Paxton Trust
Paxton House
TD15 1SZ

In the Scottish Borders, a few miles south-west of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

80 acres

01289 386291

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Opening Hours

1 Apr–31 Oct. Please see website for winter opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Thur only when open.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake

About the garden

Owned by
The Paxton Trust

New for 2023: The grounds and gardens of Paxton House were originally designed by Robert Robinson around 1756. The Palladian mansion sits in the heart of the estate, surrounded by colourful Edwardian-style herbaceous borders, extensive woodland, and riverside walks along the Tweed.

Maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, the gardens feature lovely areas that create interest throughout the year, with stunning colourful displays. The herbaceous borders are particularly stunning throughout June, and spring-flowering bulbs give way to an array of hardy perennials.

The informal planting of some gardeners' favourites of all shapes and sizes provides a riot of colour. Meanwhile, the Well Garden is still a mass of pink and orange candelabra primulas among ferns, hostas and a splendid Viburnum plicatum. The variety of trees on the estate provides a spectacular show in autumn. A must-see garden, no matter the season.

Plants of special interest

  • Alliums
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Hostas
  • Laburnum
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Spring bulbs
  • Waterlilies

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.