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Edinburgh, Cammo House Walled Garden

Bee Bole(S) (18th Century), Gate Pier(S) (18th Century), Outbuilding(S) (18th Century), Walled Garden (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Cammo House Walled Garden

Classification Bee Bole(S) (18th Century), Gate Pier(S) (18th Century), Outbuilding(S) (18th Century), Walled Garden (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cammo Walk; Cammo Estate; Cammo House Policies; Cammo Park

Canmore ID 115196

Site Number NT17SE 62.02

NGR NT 17348 74416

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/115196

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Site Management (22 July 2011)

Walled garden to S of Cammo House; 2 ' acres; brick and rubble walls. The walled garden was built by Charles Watson over a ten-year period. It was a large garden covering 2 acres. It was divided into two parts, one part was probably a hot house as the remains of a fireplace can be seen.

The construction of the wall, although predating Nicol's SCOTCH FORMING GARDNER, is a good example of the instructions set by Nicol: 'where the wall is not composed entirely of brick, it should at least be lined'. Using different material in the construction of a walled garden was quite common as it resulted in different conditions thus determined the types of plants that would be planted.(Historic Scotland)

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