The Abbot House Garden
PLEASE NOTE THE GARDEN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO BUILDING RENOVATION
ABOUT THE GARDEN
The Abbot House walled garden is loved by locals and visitors alike and has stunning views across the graveyard to Dunfermline Abbey. The existing garden was created by The Beechgrove Garden in 1995, recreating a formal 17th century garden. The original garden would have been much simpler in its design. Part of the garden incorporates a herb garden dedicated to Lady Anne Halkett, who resided in Abbot House in the late 1600s. She was a practising herbal apothecary and midwife and had people flocking from near and far to cure their ailments. The garden is still planted with herbs that were used in the 17th Century including Quince, Lavender, Sage and Rosemary.