Visit the Japanese Water Garden in the Borders

Be transported to another world as you step into these peaceful Japanese Water Gardens in the Scottish Borders. A rare example of its kind in Scotland, these serene gardens are part of the private Stobo Farm estate but are open to the public two days a year through the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  If you happen to be in the area on any of the days they open these incredible gardens we highly recommend giving them a visit for a slice of serenity, especially for anyone with an interest in landscaping.

Where can I find unique gardens in Scotland?

The Japanese Water Gardens in the Scottish Borders are a gorgeous example of Japanese landscaping set in an unusual backdrop; with Stobo Farm and Castle estate surrounding it and the town of Peebles close by.

While it’s water works are the main attractions, with a stunning 40 foot waterfall and bubbling streams running throughout the garden, much of it’s original structure built in the early 1900s also remains, including a humpback bridge, stepping stones and traditional Japanese tea house.

  • Scotland’s Garden Scheme opens hundreds of amazing gardens to the public to raise money for charity
  • Check their website for updates on the next open days for this and many other gardens across the country
  • Follow signs for Stobo Castle off the B712, then yellow SGS signs on the drive

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