Parks and gardens - Old Gala House Gardens, Galashiels
Park or Garden
Old Gala House Gardens, Galashiels
Extensive work has recently been undertaken to re-establish the wooded area of the garden, along with refurbishment of the pond and stream. There are beautiful displays of annual bedding, herbaceous borders and rose beds, while various types of bulbs and rhododendrons provide colourful spring displays.
The museum houses displays giving the story of Old Gala House and the development of the town of Galashiels, along with temporary exhibitions featuring aspects of local heritage and visual arts.
All year round with recreational facilities open from March to October
Yes summer only
Cafe on site
Pond, stream, museum
SiMBA Tree of Tranquillity - The Gardens at Old Gala House are home to a very special sculpture called the SiMBA Tree of Tranquillity. This is stunning hand crafted life sized sculpture made out of re-cycled metals. Leaves, which can be personally engraved, can be added when a baby dies during pregnancy or close to the time of birth. The tree is not just for the newly bereaved but also for those who sadly lost their baby years ago, who were often provided with no recognition of their baby's existence. It is a beautiful symbol of remembrance. For more details regarding the Tree of Tranquillity or SiMBA see the SiMBA website or to request a leaf, complete the request a leaf form.