Dean Gardens

2 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh, EH4 1PT

We welcome you to the Dean Gardens, an idyllic seven acre oasis in the heart of Edinburgh, usually only open to members.

Originally opened in 1867, it remains much as the Victorian architects envisaged, and has over 270 fine trees, amidst beautiful shrubs and herbaceous plants with a semi-wild natural aesthetic.

For Doors Open Days weekend 2021,  we plan to open the gates on Eton Terrace and Ann Street on Sunday 26th September from 9am to 5pm and offer art, music and refreshments from noon until 4pm (full details below). Dogs will be allowed in on leads and there is a children’s play area. All proceeds from refreshments will go to the Cockburn Association and Crisis, Scotland.

If you cannot make it along in person this year we hope you will enjoy a short virtual visit below!

Visit in Person

On Sunday 26th September, we plan to open the gates from 9am till 5pm and to have music, art and refreshments from 12pm till 4pm. There is a children’s play park and dogs are welcome on a lead.

Music will be provided by the Edinburgh Gaelic Choir and local band We Travel in Hope. Up to ten community artists will sell their work at stalls and we will have on sale individually wrapped cakes/biscuits and tea/coffee.

There are no toilet facilities in the garden. There are public toilets in Stockbridge, but we cannot guarantee these will be open. There’s not much shelter in the garden, so if it rains – bring umbrellas!




Visit in Person!

Visit Virtually

Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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