The New Town Gardens, Regent Gardens 2787

Edinburgh, Scotland

Brief Description

Regent Gardens occupy a triangular area on the flank of Calton Hill. The gardens retain their early-19th-century structure. A terrace planted with limes is set above a ha-ha at the top of the gardens. Below it is a central lawn on sloping ground with parkland trees. Walks sheltered by trees surround the lawn.


Regent Gardens were laid out in the early-19th century with the help of the botanist Patrick Neill and Dr Robert Graham, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden and Professor of Medicine and Botany. The gardens are the largest of the New Town Gardens still in private ownership.

Terrace, Ha-ha, Lawn, Walk
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