Explore Archerfield Walled Garden
Members of the Douglas-Hamilton family have lived, farmed and nurtured the land here since the 1960s and with the creation of Archerfield Walled Garden; the Garden Cafe, Gift Shop, Food Market, Microbrewery, Fairy Trail, running routes and outdoor trails, their legacy is breathing new life into this historic Estate set within the East Lothian countryside.
The 'Walled Garden' and Home Farm served Archerfield House from the 18th century into the early 20th century and grew all manner of exotic fruits and vegetables as well as 110 varieties of apple and 57 of pear. In addition there was a mushroom house and ice house (both still standing and under restoration) and a gas works.The well in the centre of the 'Walled Garden' is centuries old but was only recently discovered when work began on Archerfield Walled Garden; it now supplies the water which irrigates the developing garden. The farmland itself housed a racing stud and even a horse racing track at one time.