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Archerfield Walled Garden

Great family day out with fairy trail, cafe, walled garden and meadows.

  • 4.3

  • from 651 Google reviews

Flowers in potager at Archerfield Walled Garden
Flowers in potager at Archerfield Walled Garden

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About the garden

What was once a Georgian kitchen garden with the sole purpose of serving Archerfield House has been completely transformed. Today, it is a Walled Garden and a haven for wildlife featuring fragrant florals, fresh produce and unique nature trails.

Owned by the Douglas-Hamilton family since the late ‘60s, the one-acre site, in East Lothian, is split into several areas. Enjoy an eye-catching display of flowers in the perennial meadow, take in the delightful aroma from the Rose Garden and listen out for different creatures in the wildlife area. You can also feast your eyes on colourful fruit and vegetables in the potager and tunnel beds which you can then enjoy in the form of a tasty lunch in the Garden Cafe.

The inviting grassy area by the pond offers the chance to relax while the play area keeps the kids entertained. Following the magical Fairy Trail with the family, through Archerfield Wood, as you look for sculptures and willow structures is a must.

Opening times

Summer 1st March to 31st October 10am to 4.30pm Open every day Winter 1st November to 28th February 10am to 4pm Closed on Tuesdays NOTE: The Garden is free to visit over the Winter, from 1st November to 28th February.

Useful details

Garden area

1.5 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - you can lock up your bike at Archerfield Walled Garden.

Wheelchair access

Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

East Lothian, EH39 5HQ

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Find the garden

Archerfield Walled Garden
East Lothian
EH39 5HQ
Sat Nav Postcode
EH39 5HQ
Public Transport
On the Train It’s just 25 minutes from Edinburgh to our nearest station - Drem - however, if you don’t have transport waiting for you we advise getting off the train at North Berwick instead and jumping onto an East Coast Buses 124 / X24 service going towards Edinburgh.
By Bus East Coast Buses services 124 / X24 stop on the A198 at the entrance to Archerfield Estate.
From the top of the road it’s just a ten minute walk to reach us.
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Google reviews

  • 4.3

  • from 651 Google reviews

Kinga Jakubek

a year ago


Lovely place - beautiful garden, shop with a variety of products (food, garden tools and not only), cafe, outdoor sitting area, playground for kids and some walking paths. Nice place for an afternoon trip with lunch and out on fresh air.

Robina Brown

10 months ago


I was amazed to see such wonderful changes, which have taken place during CV19 lockdown. Quick service- beautiful sitting areas especially outside . Shop lay out. Well worth a visit

Rebecca Coyne

3 weeks ago


We just happens to find this place by luck on the way to north berwick and what a find it was. Gorgeous shop and cafe with lovely outdoor space to eat and for the kids to play. The fairy trail and willow walk (which are free) were really incredible can’t wait to go back again was a truly lovely afternoon !!!

Sophia Murphy

9 months ago


Superb cafe and restaurant! Not cheap but the food and service are fantastic, great for kids with a wonderful play area and the fairy walk through the woodlands out behind the place is utterly incredible.

Pauline Mcgowan

9 months ago


Fabulous stay. The grounds are vast and lovely. Accommodation lovely. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The spa was excellent. Would highly recommend. Food and service at the clubhouse was great.

Contact the garden

01620 388 588

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