Secret Edinburgh

Dr Neil's Garden

A place of beauty & quiet contemplation.

Dr Neil’s Garden is one of the most remarkable gardens in Scotland today. Lying next to the twelfth-century Duddingston Kirk, where the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat meet Duddingston Loch, this secluded garden is the result of the imagination, dedication, and sheer hard work of Drs. Andrew and Nancy Neil. 


It has sometimes been called Edinburgh’s Secret Garden. Many people find it more than a mere garden, and – both before and since the garden was created – this spot has to many been a place of inspiration (artistic, literary, and spiritual), and for meditation and contemplation. 


A 20-minute walk through Holyrood Park from 94DR will take you to the beautiful village of Duddingston, home to Garden. 


Dr. Neil’s Garden, Old Church Lane, Edinburgh,  EH15 3PX

Find out more about the garden at:  Dr Neils Garden