Inveresk Lodge Garden, near Musselburgh, East Lothian

Inveresk Lodge garden

We were on our way to visit a friend who lives near Dunbar in East Lothian, it was a gorgeous morning and the roads were amazingly empty, so as we had plenty of time we decided to stop off at Inveresk Lodge Garden, a National Trust place on the way.

Inveresk Lodge garden

The house isn’t open to the public, in fact when we went in we stumbled upon the people who live in the lodge sitting in the garden having their morning coffee. It must be wonderful to live somewhere like that and not to have to worry about doing the garden.

Inveresk Lodge garden

Can you believe we had the whole place to ourselves, I don’t think many people visit it, especially midweek in September, so that’s obviously the best time to go.

Inveresk Lodge garden

Health and Safety have probably insisted that they put in these metal railings to stop people from falling, but it’s a shame as they do detract from the stone steps.

Inveresk Lodge garden

I took loads of photos so I’ll be doing another few posts on this garden, I’m sure. We’ll definitely be going back for another visit in the future – in another season. Apart from anything else I just learned from reading the Wiki link to the lodge that the portrait painter Archibald Skirving died at Inveresk Lodge, and he was some sort of distant far flung, probably off at a tangent relation of mine.

Inveresk Lodge garden

4 thoughts on “Inveresk Lodge Garden, near Musselburgh, East Lothian

  1. That is a gorgeous garden. I love the red colors in the fall. It would be nice to have a lovely garden like that and not have to do the work. But do you really think you could keep your hands out of the dirt?

    • Stefanie,
      Sadly we’ve had loads of rain recently, but September/October were great months, so much sunshine. Such a pity we had virtually no summer though.

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