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The Gardener's Lodge

West Princes Street Gardens

West Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh

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The Gardener’s Lodge is nestled in the corner of West Princes Street Gardens, below the floral clock and next to the monument to the Royal Scots. This C listed cottage was built by Robert Morham in 1886 with an asymmetrical single storey and attic gable using squared and snecked bull-faced red sandstone with polished dressings.

Princes Street Gardens lie in the valley between the Old and New Towns in Edinburgh, backed by the Castle Rock to the south. In 1820 a loch on the site was drained and a subscription pleasure garden was opened shortly afterwards in West Princes Street Gardens, laid out by James Skene for the Princes Street proprietors. In 1829 a terrace was set out along Princes Street as proposed by William Playfair. The Town Council adopted the gardens in 1876 and they ere further landscaped by Robert Morham.

The Ross Development Trust is now based in the Gardener's Lodge. We are a charity working to provide a fully restored Ross Fountain, a new Pavilion and access centre, refurbished shelters and associated landscaping.

The Gardener's Lodge has been refurbished and visitors will be able to take a brief look around the lower floor and find out about the building, its setting and the plans to revitalise the gardens.

It is a very small space so numbers are limted and we invite you to book a place on one of our viewings.

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