Garden Open Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Submitted by edg on Sat, 18 May '24 4.13pm
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Entrance to Bank Garden on Doune Terrace
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Two of Edinburgh's Georgian residential gardens throw open their wrought iron gates to the public at a time of year when the gardens are at their most fragrant and colourful.

Moray Place Garden and Bank Garden are situated five minutes away from the West End of Princes Street but are expansive enough to create a sense of being in nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The gardens were created for the benefit of residents when the neo-classical buildings were erected in the 1830s and are run by the Moray Feu on behalf of residents. 

Each community garden has a very distinct character, one mellow and the other rugged and hilly, but are fine, living examples of the Georgian neo-classical ethos of marrying city and nature.

Entrance to Bank Garden is via Doune Terrace and to Moray Place Garden is via the North gate.


The Open Garden day is part of Scotland's Garden Scheme, which raises money for gardens through open days such as this.

There is an admisson fee of £5 (children are free). 60% of fees will go to the Euan Macdonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research.

Visitors will find tea, coffee and home baking on offer.