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Parks and gardens : Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Park or GardenWilton Lodge Park, Hawick
NameWilton Lodge Park and Walled Garden, Hawick
InformationThe park extends to 43 hectares (107 acres), catering for a wide range of users, from formal sports such as rugby, tennis and football, facilities for which are available for hire, to informal recreation such as putting, crazy golf, croquet and tennis.
Significant ornamental tributes to locally important characters exist, along with a museum housing a wide variety of permanent displays of local themes, natural sciences and militaria, as well as visual art.
The River Teviot bisects the park offering a very interesting feature enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Tree-lined walks, a waterfall and formal gardens are main features of the park with autumn tree colours a particular highlight.

There is a restoration project underway for Wilton Lodge Park which includes the new Elliot Bandstand which hosts performances every Sunday. Other new facilities to be opened include a new walled garden, new cafe and bridge and new play park.
Opening timesAll year round. Informal recreational facilities available between March and October
Parking available Yes
Toilets available No - due to be reopened in 2016 but toilets available at Hawick Museum
Disabled access Yes
Cafe on site No - due to be reopened in 2016
Dog friendly Yes
Children's facilities Yes
Family facilities Yes
Staff available Yes
Local interest/significance Yes
Regional interest/significance Yes
National interest/significance Yes
Other features Walled garden, putting, tennis courts, croquet, war memorials, wishing well, museum, nature trail and orienteering course (maps available at Hawick Museum). Putting Green expected to reopen in 2016.
Additional informationSome paths may be closed while regeneration project works are carried out
HistoryHistory of Wilton Lodge Park and Current restoration project
Nearby walks and trailsPaths around Hawick
WebsiteFriends of wilton lodge park
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