The Story of the Gardens

The Palace gardens are a place of both beauty and history. Find out how the gardens have evolved across the centuries in these talks during August.

The Story of the Gardens

About The Story of the Gardens

1st Aug 2020 to 31st Aug 2020
12 noon and 3pm every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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From the medieval gardens of the canons of Holyrood Abbey to the Privy Garden of the Stuart court, the Victorian transformation to its present use for the Royal Garden Party, find out how the gardens have evolved across the centuries. With beautiful borders, trees of international significance, and stunning views to Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat, the Palace gardens are a place of both beauty and history.

All events at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Story of the Gardens are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Interactive Family Trails with Holly and Rudy

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Palace Wardens, Holly and Rudy, are recruiting some Junior Wardens – are you up for the challenge?
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Legends of the Abbey

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In these socially distanced talks, discover some of the fascinating stories behind the famous and not-so-famous figures memorialised in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.
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Glorious Gardens

Glorious Gardens

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Step off the paths and have some socially-distanced family fun this August at The Palace of Holyrood House!
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Music in the open air

Music in the open air

Selected dates between 6th August 2020 - 27th August 2020

Enjoy the sound of traditional Scottish fiddle music in solo performances as you stroll through the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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