The largest of Edinburgh New Town gardens still in private ownership, its main format remains largely unchanged since its creation in 1830 and still retains the flavour of a gentleman's country retreat. The design consists of? an "upland lawn" of some seven acres planted with specimen trees in an early and uncluttered gardenesque style. The flanking woodlands (5 acres) are planted with crocuses, daffodils and bluebells to give a carpet of colour in spring.??? ?