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Inveresk Lodge Garden

Lying in the middle of the remarkable village of Inveresk, is an attractive terraced garden, which along with the adjacent late 17th Century Inveresk Lodge, belongs to the National Trust for Scotland. The garden is open to the public and is noted for its shrubs and roses.

The L-plan lodge, which was built between 1683 and 1700, owes many similarities to Hamilton House in Prestonpans. The house was first occupied by Sir Richard Colt, Solicitor-General to King Charles II. Thereafter it belonged to the Wedderburn family and then the Skirvings. The noted painter Archibald Skirving (1749 - 1819) died at Inveresk Lodge.

The house and its garden were gifted to the National Trust for Scotland in 1959 by Mrs Helen Brunton. Today the house is let for private occupation.


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