Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens

Situated 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre on the B7062, Kailzie Gardens in the Scottish Borders are open 7 days a week throughout the year.

In their seasons, including the display of Snowdrops, Daffodils and sheets of Bluebells, the Gardens provide a rich variety of colour and charm for both the keen gardener, and for the visitor simply wanting to enjoy a beautiful garden in peaceful surroundings.

On the walls the climbers include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. There are also several varieties of Potentillas such as Abbotswood, Elizabeth, Catherine Dykes, Mandshurica, Tangerine, Redace, Jackman’s Variety and White Rain.

Berberis include Atropurpurea Superba, Aurea Rose Glow and Thunbergii. Amongst the shrubs are Rhus Cotinus, Viburnum Burkwoodii and Davidii, Spiraea Arguta and Bethlehem, KolkwitziaAmabilis, Cornus Alba, SpiraeaBumaldi Antony Waterer.

The centre of the greenhouse is filled in the spring with the heavy scent of an old Wisteria. Many different greenhouse plants are grown: Geraniums, Begonias, Schizanthus, Pelagoniums, Fuschias and other interesting conservatory plants.

The Wild Garden is at its best in the spring when Snowdrops are followed by massed Daffodils and Bluebells, providing a magnificent carpet of colour A programme of planting continues to complement the many magnificent specimen trees.

An old Larch planted in 1725 is considered by some arboriculturists to be the oldest Larch in Scotland.
Azalea and Rhododendron beds provide a colourful show in May and a fine Wellingtonia dominates the south comer of the garden- In the fountain area there are collections of Laburnum, Berberis and Acers.

The many different species and acres of the trees provide a home for a rich variety of wild birds.

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