Visit the Japanese Water Garden in the Borders
Visit the Japanese Water Garden in the Borders

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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