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Archerfield Walled Garden

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

  • 4.3

  • from 724 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 724 Google reviews

Loïc Montreuil

9 months ago


Lovely Garden Centre in East Lothian. We had a yummy lunch at the cafe. I’ve attached the menu to my review. Excellent freshly made options, not expensive, great coffee, lovely cakes. Very spacious restaurant, family-friendly with friendly and professional staff. You have an enclosed garden & Play Park where you can enjoy your food and drinks while the wee ones have a fantastic time. Takeaway coffee is served in compostable cups (always a plus!). We paid £34 for two (drinks, a flat white, two freshly made meals, a cake). The shop is a good size and sells local products, interior design items, a food market, a toy corner, plants, gardening tools. We enjoyed a sunny walk at Magical Fairy Trail. We’ll come back with our wee one—such a great family-friendly spot.

Miia C

11 months ago


Good place to visit with family. Small walled garden (admission £4, kids free) offered not much to see this time of year, but I’m sure it’s lovely during the summer. Shop has lovely products and cafe excellent selection of cakes.

Ali Russell

a year ago


Impressive walled garden with lots of plants, love how they have mixed fruit and veg through flowers and trees. There's outdoor seating at the cafe / garden shop. Also a Fairy walk through the woods, great for the little ones who have their own door.

Lynn Kerr

a year ago


A great find in East Lothian, if you are looking for something a bit different this is the place to go. Lovely shop to suit everyone and a cafe inside. Great place if you have children as there is a fairy trail. I've lost count the number of times I've visited. There is no way admission fee into the walled garden which is payable in the shop.

Dorothy Warren

a year ago


What a wonderful place. Popped in for a quick coffee. Wish I'd had longer to stop for lunch and have the delicious looking gluten free red pepper frittata and salad (£10.50). Tables were well spaced for Covid and hand sanitizer provided. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely colourful handbags and big choice of gift items for everyone including children. Plants very healthy. Plenty of parking including disabled spaces next to the entrance. I highly recommend you visit soon.

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01620 388 588

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