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Suntrap Garden & Millbuies House CLOSED

Door open days


Millbuies was the home of benefactor George Boyd Anderson and reflects his expansive, innovative, creative and slightly eccentric personality. Designed by architect Sir Robert Matthews, assisted by Sir James Dunbar Nasmith, it was built in 1957 as an early eco-home incorporating many unusual, heat-saving features suggested by the owner: triple and quadruple glazing, positioned to catch maximum sunlight, underfloor heating, a sun room and an inner courtyard. The house is set in a beautiful garden sloping down to the Gogar burn with statues, terraces, a sunken garden, and specially commissioned doocot and stone compost area. It is a fascinating example of modernist architecture which aims to bring the garden into the house in accordance with the principles of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was B listed by Historic Scotland in February 2012. At the time of printing the future of Suntrap is uncertain; please check www. for details of opening.


Key Information

Guided tours and information leaflets.

Limited wheelchair access.

Where to find us

  • 43 Gogarbank
  • Edinburgh
  • EH12 9BY