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Dean Gardens

26 September 2021 (9am-5pm)


The Dean Gardens is the largest of the four 'pleasure grounds' to border the Water of Leith. They are the second-biggest private amenity gardens in Edinburgh encompassing over seven acres, featuring a series of planted slopes and level lawn areas with many delightful viewpoints over the Dean Valley. The lay-out of pathways, lawns and the wooden pavilion are virtually unchanged from the original Victorian era plans but the tennis court has been replaced with a well-equipped children's play-area.

We welcome you to the Dean Gardens, an idyllic 7 acre oasis in the heart of Edinburgh, usually only open to members. Originally opened in 1867, it remains much as the Victorian architects envisaged, and has over 270 fine trees, amidst beautiful shrubs and herbaceous plants with a semi-wild natural aesthetic.

For Doors Open Day 2021, there will also be live Music in the gardens and Artwork for sale by local creatives. Dogs will be allowed in on leads and there is a children’s play area. There will be refreshments from 12 till 4, all proceeds from these will go to the Cockburn Association & Crisis, Scotland.

Digital Resources

Virtual Tour

A short video from the Dean Gardens Association sharing the design, social and natural heritage of the Dean Gardens near Stockbridge for Doors Open Days 2021.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

  • 2 Clarendon Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 1PT