Manderston House & Gardens
Attraction in Scottish Borders
Manderston, its buildings, park and gardens form an ensemble which is unique in Britain, Georgian in taste, but with all the elaborate planning for Edwardian convenience and comfort. Visitors will find much to enjoy including Britain’s first privately owned Biscuit Tin Museum. Have a guided tour of the house in all its splendour, find out more about the history and architecture then enjoy and stroll around the gardens and parkland. Snaffles tearoom at the stables serves snacks and teas on open days and also sells souvenirs. Here are fifty-six acres of formal and informal gardens at Manderston. In the spring, the lawn in front of the house is studded with daffodils and beyond it is the gateway to the formal garden. Sir James Miller had the gates – brought from a house in London – gilded, to catch the light from the setting sun. A gate in the style of eighteenth-century architect James Gibbs and a portico of spiralled columns add to its grandeur.