The Lost Garden of Penicuik
The Lost Garden of Penicuik is part of the Penicuik Community Development Trust (PCDT). It comprises a Victorian walled garden, terrace and range of glasshouses and bothies which were used from the 1870's until the 1960's to grow fruit, flowers and vegetables. After that, until the PCDT was granted a 30 year lease in 2012, the walls, glasshouses and buildings fell into disrepair. Since 2012, local and international volunteers have cleared the land, grown vegetables for the local community and started the huge task of restoring the garden to its former glory.
In addition to the site being open at all times, there is a guided tour at 2pm on the first Sunday of each month from the Penicuik Estate car park on Carlops Road. From 10am to 4pm on the first Sunday of the month there is always someone at the Lost Garden to show you what to do if you would like to help. Otherwise you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for someone to show you the ropes.
Postcode: EH26 9LA; OS map reference: NT 216 597
From the car park at the Penicuik Estate (on the A766 Carlops Road at the foot of Lowrie’s Den) cross the field on your right.
Bus service: Stagecoach 102 - Edinburgh bus station to Dumfries