You can read more about the founders of the garden, Drs Nancy and Andrew Neil. Thomson’s Tower is a curling museum housed in the gardens and where the rules of the game were first penned. This is open Sundays July and August, 12-2pm (free). It is well worth a visit to learn the fascinating history of curling in this restored building and see you can also see photos of players on a frozen Duddingston Loch in the 1920s.
Dr Neils’ Garden is open every day from 10am till dusk, including weekends. There are also ways you can help out to support this fabulous garden. I thoroughly recommend you visit Dr Neil’s and enjoy the peace away from the city hustle and bustle.
There is free parking on the nearby street and part of the gardens are suitable buggies and wheelchairs, although the path slopes down, so some strength would be required.